jump to last post 1-34 of 34 discussions (37 posts)

I GOT THE BOOK DEAL!!!!!

  1. Inspirepub profile image79
    Inspirepubposted 10 years ago

    For those who didn't read the "where else do you write" thread, I have been waiting to hear whether I will have a book actually published by someone real, and I just heard today that I got the deal!

    The best part is that the bulk of the slogging through reams of previously written stuff, editing, formatting, chasing up interviews, and so on, will be done by a professional writer with years of experience, so I won't have to become a hermit for two years.

    The book will be called Raising Entrepreneurs, and will focus on teaching kids about money and business. All profits will go to microfinance charities. (Don't know what they are? By some weird co-incidence I have just answered a request on that topic! http://hubpages.com/hub/Best-Value-Plac … nate-Money)

    Serendipity, co-incidence, or opportunity-meets-preparedness? I'm not sure, but at this point, I really don't care!

    Colour me happy (and I'll spell it MY way this time tongue)

    Jenny

    1. profile image45
      Hannerposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      CONGRATULATIONS TO YOU JENNY.big_smile

  2. Hovalis profile image84
    Hovalisposted 10 years ago

    Congratulations!  How cool is that? smile

  3. Misha profile image76
    Mishaposted 10 years ago

    Congratulations, Jenny smile

  4. profile image0
    Lauren Romanoposted 10 years ago

    Yay! Congratulations!

  5. Kenny Wordsmith profile image81
    Kenny Wordsmithposted 10 years ago

    Wonderful, Jenny, delighted!

    1. Peter M. Lopez profile image87
      Peter M. Lopezposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Kenny, I missed the picture of your kitten.  It looks like my cat, when he was younger.

      1. Kenny Wordsmith profile image81
        Kenny Wordsmithposted 10 years agoin reply to this

        Will tell my kitten that you enquired. Thanks!

  6. Peter M. Lopez profile image87
    Peter M. Lopezposted 10 years ago

    Most excellent.  Congrats and best wishes.

  7. profile image0
    daflaposted 10 years ago

    Good job!  I'm so happy for you!

  8. chantelg4 profile image82
    chantelg4posted 10 years ago

    That's awesome for sure, such an accomplishment!  What a great subject too, my 4 kids could really use it, actually just 3, I have one who is pretty stingy! Congrats!

  9. livelonger profile image94
    livelongerposted 10 years ago

    Congratulations!!!

  10. Hope Alexander profile image83
    Hope Alexanderposted 10 years ago

    Many congratulations!

  11. In The Doghouse profile image83
    In The Doghouseposted 10 years ago

    Way to go!  This is totally awesome.  Congrats!

  12. Inspirepub profile image79
    Inspirepubposted 10 years ago

    Thanks everyone.

    It makes such a difference knowing that something I write is actually going to be printed, and sit in bookshops, and be scribbled on, and bent backwards and creased at the spine!

    My regards to Kenny's kitten, too.

    Jenny

  13. stephhicks68 profile image86
    stephhicks68posted 10 years ago

    Congratulations Jenny!  What an accomplishment!  I dream of the day when I can say I am a published author....  Hope you find a special way to celebrate.

    Best, Steph

  14. darkside profile image81
    darksideposted 10 years ago

    Go you good thing!

  15. LdsNana-AskMormon profile image86
    LdsNana-AskMormonposted 10 years ago

    Hard work, eventually comes to fruition...  how thrilling to have this come to pass finally - I am sure.
    tDMg
    LdsNana-AskMormon

  16. Kenny Wordsmith profile image81
    Kenny Wordsmithposted 10 years ago

    If you do at least a book a year, Jenny, you will be a famous author one day. That's what Wodehouse says. Looking forward to that, cheers!

  17. Zsuzsy Bee profile image87
    Zsuzsy Beeposted 10 years ago

    Congrats...super accomplishment. Zs

  18. Mark Knowles profile image60
    Mark Knowlesposted 10 years ago

    Good for you Jenny.

    I wish you all the best with that.

    Mark

  19. About-The-Home profile image60
    About-The-Homeposted 10 years ago

    Well done and good luck for your future as a published author.

    GerryM

  20. C.M. Vanderlinden profile image63
    C.M. Vanderlindenposted 10 years ago

    That is wonderful news! I'm so happy for you smile

    Congrats!!!!

  21. Inspirepub profile image79
    Inspirepubposted 10 years ago

    Thanks again, everyone.

    The official announcement has now been posted on the blog at http://www.booksforfree.org/

    Take note - Peter will be doing this again next year, and he's taking applications now. If you're a keen writer and you're happy to donate the proceeds of your book to charity, hop on over and look at the submission guidelines.

    Jenny

    P.S. Feel free to leave a comment on his blog telling him what a great thing he's doing

  22. Marye Audet profile image89
    Marye Audetposted 10 years ago

    excellent! Congrats

  23. Bob Ewing profile image42
    Bob Ewingposted 10 years ago

    Congratulations!!

  24. compu-smart profile image67
    compu-smartposted 10 years ago

    Congratulations!! Good job..

  25. Eaton Weddings profile image50
    Eaton Weddingsposted 10 years ago

    Congratulations!!!

  26. joetaylor profile image52
    joetaylorposted 10 years ago

    Fantastic!  Congrats & Good Luck Jenny!

  27. RFox profile image71
    RFoxposted 10 years ago

    Congratulations Jenny!

  28. Whitney05 profile image82
    Whitney05posted 10 years ago

    Congrats! I need to start working on my book again. I hit a stump, and haven't really picked it up since. Plus, I like to edit on paper, and I kind of misplaced my drafts... Oops. Guess I'll be reprinting what I have again..

    Anyway. Congrats. When will it be available?

  29. Bonnie Ramsey profile image84
    Bonnie Ramseyposted 10 years ago

    Congrats, Jenny! This is awsome news! I remember the excitement I felt when I had my first poem published! Please keep us posted on this and when and where it will be avaliable!

    Bonnie Ramsey

  30. Talem profile image63
    Talemposted 10 years ago

    Congrats!  It's always so sweet to achieve something you've been striving hard for.

  31. Inspirepub profile image79
    Inspirepubposted 10 years ago

    It should be available in stores around this time next year, if all goes to plan.

    Do you think I should make a new thread about applying to be Peter's co-author for next year? Maybe people who have already commented won't be following this thread any more ...

    Jenny

  32. amy jane profile image80
    amy janeposted 10 years ago

    That's so exciting Jenny! Congrats smile

  33. Lela Davidson profile image85
    Lela Davidsonposted 10 years ago

    Nice work, and what a wonderful cause.  Congratulations - I can't wait to buy a copy!

  34. Griffo profile image67
    Griffoposted 10 years ago

    That's awesome! Congrats!

 
working