Optimism is NOT Arrogance

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Saturday, March 22, 2014

Decisions, Decisions.

I got an offer from Permuted Publishing!  A three book deal for Under a Broken Sun, which is pretty exciting!

So why am I not bouncing off the walls?


Is it a good offer?  A bad offer?  What do I look for when signing my rights away?

The challenge of being a self-published author.

I'm searching for agents, but if you go to an agent with a publisher in hand, they're less likely to work with you, especially if it's a smaller niche publisher like Permuted (they are strictly post-apocalytpic).  Plus an agent knows the big boys - Simon & Schuster, etc, which means bigger advances.

In other words, I don't want to jump at the first person expressing interest.

BUT, do I risk turning them down just to have them disappear?  And then maybe never get another offer again?


Leave advice via the comments.  It's free, and will be taken as such.  :)

Oh well.  Book 2 calls.  WRITE ON!


  1. I don't agree with your assessment that agents won't take you on if you have a smaller publishing deal. If I were in your position (and I'm still trying to get an agent), I would take the publishing offer for Under a Broken Sun and pitch your next book (or this one) with the hook that Permuted is publishing your book on such and such a date, etc. I have seen a number of authors on Querytracker get an offer after pitching themselves this way. Publishing creds, even by a small publisher, gives you an edge. The reasoning is, if you've been published once, they can find someone to publish you again, and maybe a bigger publisher with a bigger advance. Congrats, Kevin. I've been following your posts every so often. You certainly deserve the success. Your persistence has been an inspiration for me on my own publishing journey.

  2. Looks like you didn't take the deal. Oh well.


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