1.14.2013

In Which I Make an Exciting Announcement

It's hard to believe that a mere three months ago I announced my three book deal for the Boundless Series (Follow Me Through Darkness.) It's hard to believe because I'm here - again - with ANOTHER BOOK DEAL!

I'm thrilled to announce that I have sold SALT (& it's sequel!) to Entangled Publishing! Woo! *happy dance*
Danielle Ellison's SALT, in which a powerless witch suddenly saves herself from a demon attack and must discover the key to her powers in order to prove herself worthy to fight alongside her people to protect humanity, to Liz Pelletier at Entangled, in a nice deal, in a two-book deal, for publication in August 2013 (World). 
I've been sitting on this news since Halloween - and man, it has been hard. I *love, love* SALT (you've seen it online called Hotboyalicious) and I can't wait to share this book with you. Penelope has a special place in my heart and her world is one I would never leave if I had the choice.

SALT will release in August 2013 -- which is like 7 months from now! Ahh! -- through a new imprint at EP called Entangled DigiTEEN. This imprint is one of the new ones that fall under the distribution merger with Macmillian/St Martin's Press. It's really an exciting time to be joining EP!

What's the story behind this book deal? Well, one of my betas read SALT & told me I should sub to EP. But I was totally Going To Get An Agent With This Book because I was so close last time. Then, I queried A LOT of agents & everyone loved the book, the world, the characters, the writing -- but I got a resounding plea that the market wasn't taking this kind of paranormal (witches/demons) no matter how unique it was. While waiting in the query trenches I told my beta I would sub it and I did.

Meanwhile, I'm still querying away and getting a lot of request--seriously sent 100 queries & had about 30 MSs out in a month-ish--and all of that starts dwindling down with "query me later," and "I love this but..." and "paranormal doesn't sell."

And then, the day after Halloween, I got an email from Liz saying they wanted to pub SALT. After some discussions with agents, phone calls with Liz & Guillian (editorial assistan), some rearranging with FMTD schedule and a lot of flailing, I now have a two-book deal!

I'm very pumped because SALT & FTMD couldn't be more different - and you'll get to see two sides of my writing. It also means I have A LOT of books to work on!

My new release schedule looks like this:

August 2013 - Salt (digital only)
Feb/March 2014 - Salt sequel (digital only)
October 2014 - Follow Me Through Darkness (print/digital)
April 2015 - Boundless series #2 (print/digital)
October 2015 - Boundless series #3 (print/digital)

FIVE books. It's sorta crazy & I still feel like a kid at Christmas pinching myself over & over again because this can not be real. I'm beyond blessed - and I can't wait share my stories with you!!!

*bounces* *hooks up electricity in writing cave*


25 comments:

  1. SO FREAKING PROUD OF YOU, DANI!!!! So exciting!! :-)

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  2. AHHHH!! *Flails!*

    I'm so excited for you and SALT! I know it will be brilliant because YOU are brilliant! :D Guess we need to get that retreat on the books QUICKLIKE!!! :D

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    1. Yes!! RETREAT!! So excited to share! Love this book and you!

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  3. That's so great! Congrats! Seriously, five books. Obviously I will have to buy these b/c obviously you have mad skills.

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    1. Aww thank you! My skills or maybe I'm just mad. Five books is going to be crazy but I'm so excited.

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  4. So, so, SO amazing!!! And so awesome that you found such a fantastic avenue for a paranormal during such a tough time for the genre! Congratulations!!

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    1. THANKS DOLL! I'm really excited to share and so happy to be at ENTANGLED AND CAN'T WAIT FOR YOU TO READ!

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  5. FIVE books. Aaaaaahhhhh!! Here's to one of the greatest writing geniuses I know!!!

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    1. FIVE -- ah! Sorta crazy but I love you :)

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  6. WOW! You are going to be a busy woman, but it's so gonna be worth it! Congratulations!

    Michelle

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  7. That's amazing! Congratulations!! :D

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  8. Well all right. Great to hear that you're making a name for yourself.

    Here, have a jingle to celebrate. You've earned it.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0cE1SgGHMoc

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  9. Welcome to the EP family! And I'm so happy I get to be your publicist! I loved Salt and can't wait to tell everyone about it :D

    -J

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  10. SO awesome! There's some exciting things happening with Entangled, so good for you!

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    1. Thanks Rachel! I'm really blessed and excited to see what happens :)

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  11. Yay!!! Congrats Danielle! You've wanted this for so long :)

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