Thursday, March 29, 2012

I signed my first Publishing Agreement!

It's official! My Lizzy Gardner Series has been sold to Thomas and Mercer (Amazon).

I signed my first Publishing Agreement and it was official as of March 27, 2012!! I am unagented and therefore reported the deal on Publisher's Marketplace. The deal showed up yesterday on PM, but it says it's a four book deal. That's not true...it's a three book deal as follows:

T.R. Ragan's LIZZY GARDNER series, featuring a private investigator known as the "one who got away" and her two young assistants, including untitled Book 3 and re-release of ABDUCTED and DEAD WEIGHT, to Alan  Turkus of Thomas & Mercer, in a very nice deal, by author.

It's a scary thing, giving up control, especially since I love having control, but from the start I said I was going to try everything and that's exactly what I'm doing. I'm waking up every morning and doing what I love best. And I'm getting paid to do it. Yay!

I am enjoying every minute of this indie journey and I can't wait to see what tomorrow will bring.

If you have any questions, feel free to ask!


13 comments:

Kay Cassidy said...

Woohoo!!! So delighted for you. :-) I hope this proves to be the perfect fit for Lizzy (and for you)!

Theresa Ragan said...

Thanks, Kay!

T. Forehand said...

Thrilling, Congratulations.

Caroline said...

So excited and thrilled for you, Theresa!!!

Congratulations!!

Denise Z said...

This is awesome. I am very happy for you. I have enjoyed following your indie journey and hope to continue to lurk and enjoy the ride :)

Theresa Ragan said...

T. Forehand, Caroline and Denise, thank you all for the congratulations!

Sky said...

Congrat's, Theresa! I first learned of you at Amazon. Seems we romp around the same time-travel circles there. Best wishes always! :-)

Theresa Ragan said...
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Theresa Ragan said...

Hello Sky, I have to start over because my last comment had a typo. Sheesh.

I wanted to say that it's nice to meet you. It's been fun watching our books change places with each other...back and forth! Thanks for taking the time to comment and offer me congrats. I appreciate it!

Juliette Sobanet said...

Congrats Theresa!! This is wonderful news! I'm sure this next part of your publishing journey is going to be amazing. Keep us posted!

Theresa Ragan said...

I will definitely keep you posted, Juliette. Thanks for the congrats!

Jeff Faria said...

I knew they'd come 'round. Knew it. Congratulations!

Theresa Ragan said...

Ha! Thanks, Jeff! Hope all is well with you.