You may remember my rather exciting news from last week!! But just in case you don't remember, or you didn't see the post, or you didn't just click on the link, let me do a recap:
A publishing company offered to publish ELEMENTAL!
And today I'm going to tell you that I accepted the offer!!! I am so excited to be working with Spencer Hill Press!!
It feels like it all happened so very fast. One minute I'm answering interview questions for my blog tour and the next, I'm clicking on an email that contains an offer of publication. Honestly, I was a little flustered. I didn't know what to do! I was already so deep into self-publishing, both mentally and physically, that a part of me just couldn't bear to step away from that. Plus, along with the offer came a very clear warning that my book wouldn't come out for another year or so.
So I had to ask myself, did I want to be published now without all the wonderful perks that come with working with a publishing company (professional editing, more options for review sites, being a part of a team, etc.)? Or did I want to take advantage of all the wonderful perks, but put off the publication date?
I called my mom. And then I called Vic.
My mom basically accused me of being a pompous idiot for even considering not accepting the offer (okay, it wasn't really that mean, but I like to tease my mom :) ).
But let's be perfectly clear here before anyone accuses me of the same thing: I was always leaning heavily toward accepting the offer. Kate Kaynak, the one who sent me the offer, had already been extremely supportive and helpful since I announced I was self-publishing. I knew that not only COULD I work with her, I'd love, love, LOVE it. The only thing keeping me from shouting my acceptance the moment the offer was made was this little bug in the back of my mind that was really addicted to the idea of self-publishing. I kept going online and seeing all this overwhelming support. The amount of people putting my book in their "to read" folder on goodreads was climbing steadily. And even ELEMENTAL's facebook fan page was seeing a steady growth of fans.
But in the end, it was Vic who convinced me to ignore the bug and take advantage of this great opportunity.
So after a very nice phone conversation with Kate, and another day or two to think about it, I woke up one morning with something Vic had said in my head and my mind perfectly made up; I wanted to accept the offer. So I replied to Kate and everything pushed forward.
I am soooo happy with the decision I made and I can't wait to start working with Spencer Hill Press to make ELEMENTAL the absolute best it can be.
I interviewed Kate Ellison on Monday! Check it out and leave a comment for your chance to win a copy of The Curse Girl!