I sold my book!

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Wed Aug 22, 2018 5:27 am Post

Hi, folks. In May 2018 I signed a contract (and received part of the advance) to publish my SF/Space Opera novel The Widening Gyre to Don D'Auria at Flame Tree Press, a new imprint debuting their first books in September 2019. My book is currently slated for March 2019.

Flame Tree will be publishing Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror, and Crime & Mystery fiction. The early release slate's ARCs have been garnering some good press.

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Wed Aug 22, 2018 6:16 am Post

Wow, congratulations! Best of luck with the release!

Have you seen the cover yet? Can you share an image here?
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Wed Aug 22, 2018 11:13 am Post

Congrats! Please give us "outsiders" some insight into the post release numbers. It would be interesting to see it without the filter of a sales pitch.
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Wed Aug 22, 2018 10:57 pm Post

Wow - that is great news. Really happy for you.

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Thu Aug 23, 2018 8:04 pm Post

pigfender wrote:Wow, congratulations! Best of luck with the release!

Have you seen the cover yet? Can you share an image here?


I haven't yet; I'll keep updating as I get more info.

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Mon Aug 27, 2018 10:16 pm Post

Wooow! Congrats! I wish you this news to be first in a row of great news and announcements of new books!

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Wed Jan 30, 2019 8:31 am Post

Wooow! Congrats! Really happy for you.
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Fri Feb 01, 2019 10:07 am Post

Congrats and best of luck

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Fri Mar 01, 2019 8:12 pm Post

Oh man, I forgot to reply here!

Since last posting, I've sold the sequel. Now we're releasing book 1 in a couple of weeks, and the sequel is scheduled for February 2020.

Those interested can find the covers at this link: https://mjohnstonbooks.com/books/

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Wed Mar 13, 2019 7:41 pm Post

Congrats!

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Thu Mar 14, 2019 4:36 am Post

First, congratulations! That is amazing and I hope it does incredibly well. I'm also in the camp who would love the unfiltered updates about the publishing process.

On another note, I just popped into your website and read the story synopsis and wowza it sounds great. :)

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Mon Apr 08, 2019 9:43 pm Post

And very deftly done, if one is allowed to quote my favorite character Ilisidi (well, I do love C.J. Cherryh's work)
But - 2020 for the 2nd volume? Thats harsh.
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Tue Apr 09, 2019 5:44 am Post

A year between books is normal. 2020 just seems a long way away because it’s been a visible milestone ( :D ) of the future for so long.

I should point out - there’s a spelling mistake on the front cover. Hopefully picked up in proofs!
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Wed Jul 24, 2019 11:55 pm Post

pigfender wrote:
I should point out - there’s a spelling mistake on the front cover. Hopefully picked up in proofs!


I am deeply embarassed to admit that no, it was not caught until after printing. Everyone involved is feeling quite stupid. Especially me, as I've looked at it dozens of times.

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Tue Jul 30, 2019 3:11 pm Post

JohnstonMR wrote:
pigfender wrote:
I should point out - there’s a spelling mistake on the front cover. Hopefully picked up in proofs!


I am deeply embarassed to admit that no, it was not caught until after printing. Everyone involved is feeling quite stupid. Especially me, as I've looked at it dozens of times.


It’s faster than regular extinction: there’s no time for tea*


*Although there is no excuse for bad puns in public, I hope this helps just a little bit
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