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UK Book Deal!

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TonyHays
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UK Book Deal!

Post by TonyHays » Wed August 4th, 2010, 1:41 pm

I just wanted to let everyone know that the UK/Commonwealth publishing rights to the first two novels in my Arthurian series (The Killing Way and The Divine Sacrifice) have been purchased by Grove/Atlantic UK. I'm very excited and pleased. Also, Tor/Forge is working on repackaging the series, beginning with new covers for the trade paper edition of The Divine Sacrifice and the hardcover for #3, The Beloved Dead, set for release in late March 2011.

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Wonderful news!

Post by parthianbow » Wed August 4th, 2010, 3:46 pm

Wow, Tony, that's fantastic news! Congratulations, you must be over the moon. Rejacketing sounds good too - they must be keen. The very best of luck to you!
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Spartacus - UK release 19 Jan. 2012. US release June 2012.

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Thanks!

Post by TonyHays » Wed August 4th, 2010, 5:20 pm

Thanks, Ben. And good luck with yours. We should get together for a pint the next time I'm in the UK. I almost always headquarter in the Wells/Glastonbury region.

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Post by cw gortner » Wed August 4th, 2010, 6:22 pm

You go, Tony!! Congratulations! That's terrific news; Grove/Atlantic is a fine publisher and I've always thought your books would do well in the UK. And new covers is always a sign of commitment from the publisher. Don't forget to post the new cover art once you have finals.
THE QUEEN'S VOW available on June 12, 2012!
THE TUDOR SECRET, Book I in the Elizabeth I Spymaster Chronicles
THE CONFESSIONS OF CATHERINE DE MEDICI
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Post by Libby » Wed August 4th, 2010, 7:24 pm

Well done!
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Thanks Libby and C.W.

Post by TonyHays » Wed August 4th, 2010, 8:41 pm

Thanks, guys. C.W., I remember very well what you told me over a year ago at the HNS conference. That first cover is a tough sell. I've seen the preliminary cover for #3 (The Beloved Dead), but my editor won't let me share it yet, but let's just say it follows your advice.

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Post by EC2 » Wed August 4th, 2010, 11:21 pm

Congratulations Tony - well done!
Les proz e les vassals
Souvent entre piez de chevals
Kar ja li coard n’I chasront

'The Brave and the valiant
Are always to be found between the hooves of horses
For never will cowards fall down there.'

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Post by cw gortner » Wed August 4th, 2010, 11:53 pm

[quote=""TonyHays""]Thanks, guys. C.W., I remember very well what you told me over a year ago at the HNS conference. That first cover is a tough sell. I've seen the preliminary cover for #3 (The Beloved Dead), but my editor won't let me share it yet, but let's just say it follows your advice.[/quote]

That's great to hear! Your books are terrific - you deserve terrific covers.
THE QUEEN'S VOW available on June 12, 2012!
THE TUDOR SECRET, Book I in the Elizabeth I Spymaster Chronicles
THE CONFESSIONS OF CATHERINE DE MEDICI
THE LAST QUEEN


www.cwgortner.com

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Post by Anna Elliott » Thu August 5th, 2010, 12:48 am

Congratulations, Tony! What great news.

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Post by Vanessa » Thu August 5th, 2010, 8:42 am

Congratulations, Tony.
currently reading: My Books on Goodreads

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