Create topic New topics

Forum

Chatter away, friends!  

Yay! I Got my Book Rights Back!

 
JoHarrington
Posts: 1816
Message
on 12/17/2012

I'm not having a good week.   Mostly because I'm not very well, which is why you haven't seen much of me.  But I had some news today which has me happy dancing!   (In a lethargic, full of flu and pausing to die way, but it's still a happy dance.)

Back in the ancient mists of time, I wrote a dissertation on Wiccan history for my Masters.  As I was writing it, word got out, as I was interviewing half of the Wiccan world.   I was approached by a publisher, who wanted to read it as soon as it was completed. 

I sent it.  They read it.  Next thing you know, I'm signing a contract and the book's in print.  Happy days!

Fast forward a couple or three years.  A couple I know, who run a witchy shop in Glastonbury, told me that they'd run out of stock for my book, but couldn't raise the publisher to order more.   This went on for years.  None of us could raise them.  The phone number was dead.  The website was gone.  The e-mails bounced. 

Fast forward again to joining Wizzley and Sam discovering this story.   I'd just about given up on it all, as I had a contract telling me that I couldn't budge on it.   Sam took the contract and read every inch of that small print.  Then she gave me a To Do list based on it.

Then Sam being Sam, she checked back every week to see how far I'd got.

This morning, after following Sam's guidance, I received a letter through the post.  It's from the CEO of the now defunct publishing house; and it returns all of my book's rights back to me.   I can now self-publish it, or get another publisher, if I so wish.  

So happy days and thank you very much, Sam, for having more faith in my life than I have; and for being so wise and tenacious.

yours

Jo

xxxxxx


Ragtimelil
Posts: 825
Message
on 12/17/2012

Bendigedig!!!!!!


Lana or LIl aka Ragtimelil RagtimeLil's Store on Weebly
JoHarrington
Posts: 1816
Message
on 12/17/2012

Diolch yn fawr!


Sheri_Oz
Posts: 439
Message
on 12/17/2012

Congratulations! That is wonderful news. Good luck with your upcoming self-publishing venture.


Online
chefkeem
Admin
Posts: 3394
Message
on 12/17/2012

Hal de Gnippl monka puir Sam lutcr Jo merkatzwissl soinspucka!


Achim "Chef Keem" Thiemermann is the co-founder of a pretty cool new platform called...um...er...oh, yeah - Wizzley.com.
JoHarrington
Posts: 1816
Message
on 12/17/2012

Sheri - Thank you!

Achim - Google Translate doesn't know what you said!   I've so far discovered that it's neither Welsh nor German. 


Sam
Posts: 723
Message
on 12/17/2012

Glad it worked out in the end so well for you, Jo!

chefkeem: 12/17/2012 - 02:59 PM

Hal de Gnippl monka puir Sam lutcr Jo merkatzwissl soinspucka!

Cheffe, keine Ahnung welche Sprache das sein soll - bayrisch? SY


Ember
Posts: 3
Message
on 12/17/2012

Eesto es una locura!

Online
chefkeem
Admin
Posts: 3394
Message
on 12/17/2012

It's a long-lost language.

I invented it about 30 minutes ago, and then I got busy and forgot it again.

Sorry.  Surprised


Achim "Chef Keem" Thiemermann is the co-founder of a pretty cool new platform called...um...er...oh, yeah - Wizzley.com.
JoHarrington
Posts: 1816
Message
on 12/17/2012

Si!  Eesto es!


Online
chefkeem
Admin
Posts: 3394
Message
on 12/17/2012

Si, Ember esta correcta.

But seriously now - Jo, this is exciting. Congratulations!

Sam - you are amazing!


Achim "Chef Keem" Thiemermann is the co-founder of a pretty cool new platform called...um...er...oh, yeah - Wizzley.com.
JoHarrington
Posts: 1816
Message
on 12/17/2012

Now we have our own Wizzley language, we should all learn it and impress the world.And this all calls for another thread!

Thanks Achim!


2uesday
Posts: 321
Message
on 12/17/2012

Good news Jo and I hope you are feeling much better soon.

JoHarrington
Posts: 1816
Message
on 12/17/2012

Thanks Sue. <3


HollieT
Posts: 379
Message
on 12/17/2012

Felicidades, y lo que va, vuelve. El libro es tuyo!

JoHarrington
Posts: 1816
Message
on 12/17/2012

Muchas gracias y espero que sí!


Sam
Posts: 723
Message
on 12/17/2012

 

HollieT: 12/17/2012 - 04:52 PM

Felicidades, y lo que va, vuelve. El libro es tuyo!

Estoy sorprendida cuanta gente aque habla castellano! SY


Sam
Posts: 723
Message
on 12/17/2012

Aquí - quería decir - damm typos!


HollieT
Posts: 379
Message
on 12/17/2012

No tengo conocimiento específico de cualquier dialecto, pero el curso hizo dar una idea de la misma, entre patticularly dialecto de América Latina y el dialecto español. Por favor, perdona mi mala gramática, fue sólo un GSCE y he tenido que consultar con Google Translate para 

HollieT
Posts: 379
Message
on 12/17/2012

Maldición, ni siquiera terminó la frase!

para asegurarse de que mi español es comprensible. :)

 

Which clearly it isn't. My Rosetta Stone CD is calling. :)

Loading ...
Error!