I am excited that my US colleagues have signed a new deal with Dean Koontz for five more books. We’ve really enjoyed bringing his work to even more readers globally, and it seems that he’s pleased too:
Koontz said: “Working with the wonderful team at Thomas & Mercer has energised me and freed my imagination from all constraints. I am delighted to be extending our relationship for another five novels. Their enthusiasm and creativity are inspiring, and they produce beautiful editions that book lovers and collectors (like me) find irresistible.”
The Bookseller: Thomas & Mercer signs five books from Koontz
Fascinating post over on David Gaughran’s blog from Michael Wallace on why he signed a deal with Amazon’s Thomas & Mercer imprint:
My sales accelerated from a handful, to a bunch, to hundreds and then thousands. I sold over 20,000 books in April and nearly that many again in May. The Righteous climbed as high as the Top 20 on the overall Kindle Store.
A funny thing happened. Agents and editors started querying me. Most of the interest was in The Righteous, a series of thrillers set in a polygamist enclave. It was the same series that had been shopped already and had nearly been picked up for good money before everything fell apart.
What had seemed risky a couple of years ago, now seemed like a sure bet, with tens of thousands of sales to prove it. I had an agent already, and I decided to concentrate on the interest from Amazon’s Thomas & Mercer imprint.
via Exclusive: Indie Author Michael Wallace Signs 5 Book Deal With Amazon | David Gaughran.