It’s a wrap. A few hours ago I agreed to a two-book deal (for the publishing rights to Kill Zombies and The Bloody Ripper) with Kensington Gore,a horror publisher based in the UK. No, I haven’t hit paydirt with a 6 or 7-figure deal but it is a huge step toward gaining a larger audience and having someone back me and my books.
Since July 2013 this has been all on me. While I enjoyed the bumps in the road which helped me gain experience in the world of independent publishing, it’s a great feeling to know that there is an entity out there looking out for my best interests.
At the very least I will now transition formatting, editing and cover design to Kensington Gore and I trust they will do an excellent job in getting these two books in front of fans.
The work is still far from finished. Part of the deal stipulates that I must expand Kill Zombies and The Bloody Ripper from novellas to novels. That’s not a bad thing, really, as it gives me a chance to add some more meat to the plot and flesh out the characters.
Overall, the biggest benefit I stand to reap is that I will have the chance to improve my writing and get extra feedback from publishing professionals. For any writer, famous or newly-published, this is always an added bonus.