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Amazon and Booktrope, Sittin’ In a Tree…

I am thrilled to share some awesome news with my readers and loyal fans. This week my publisher, Booktrope, entered into a new business relationship with Amazon, beginning with a mutual licensing deal that deepens ties with Amazon to a much more significant degree. This licensing deal directly impacts me; I was one of the authors selected for this opportunity. I was pretty excited to hear about this, even though reading contracts and stuff cut into my research time…

<Shown: Writerghoulie hard at work>

Probably, this new dealio involves signing my soul over to the lesser gods of Success and Spiffiness, but since that part of the contract was cleverly blacked-out by glitter tape and smiley face stickers, I couldn’t tell ya. (They could have saved their glitter tape, I didn’t read it anyway. Maybe I signed over my left arm and both pinky toes. Who knows? Guess I’ll find out when the sawbones shows up.)

 Now, I wasn’t there, but I’m bettin’ I know how this miracle happened… somebody caught someone’s eye over a fancy publishers’ dinner of beluga caviar and Krug Clos d’Ambonnay  (that’s what publishers eat, right? Shut up, it’s my fantasy.), and there was a spark, and a sexy, lingering smile, and suddenly: PAPERS EVERYWHERE! PENS FLYING! MANIACAL LAUGHTER! HEAVY BREATHING! (Don’t tell me differently, fun-wreckers.)

What this all means is the digital version of my first book in the Marnie Baranuik Files, Touched, will be reissued by Amazon Publishing as an e-book and/or audio book (man, I hope there will be an audio book, cuz I’d LOVE to hear the poor voice actor say “twatwaffle.”) under Amazon’s imprint, while still crediting Booktrope. This agreement covers 15 of Booktrope’s nearly 300 titles.

I’ve got a major chubby about this opportunity and wanted to share it with my readers ASAP. (The news, not the chubby. I don’t even have a chubby. I have an imaginary chubby. Stop picturing my chubby! Jeez!) If you would like to learn more about this new relationship, here’s the linkipoo to the official Booktrope announcement. It’s a lot more polite and professional than I’ve been.

Thank you for your continued support of my writing, ya kooks. I’ll keep you posted as this unfolds. And now, back to the super-serious business of makin’ shit up. Marnie’s callin’, and she wants to take you on a monster hunt.

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3 Responses to Amazon and Booktrope, Sittin’ In a Tree…

  1. lpa says:

    I am not sure where you are getting your info, but great topic.
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  2. Melissa says:

    As long as you are going to receive handsome recompense with this deal, I am delighted for you. Love your characters and all your charming nouns and adjectives — made up or otherwise. I laugh out loud often while reading Marnie books and encourage (or threaten) my friends regarding your books.

  3. Lauren says:

    That’s so awesome! I wish I had voice acting credentials on my resume, I’d audition in a second just so I could say “twatwaffle” and everything else, have it recorded for posterity, and then force my family to listen to me saying “twatwaffle” and everything else. At Christmas. Go big or go home. =D

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