QueryTracker Community

Queries and Agents => Success Stories => Topic started by: Cherylking on November 22, 2020, 08:58:21 PM

Title: I signed with a publisher
Post by: Cherylking on November 22, 2020, 08:58:21 PM
UPDATE: My book, Sitting on Top of the World, releases tomorrow, June 15th! Here are some links:
https://www.amazon.com/Sitting-Top-World-Cheryl-King/dp/1954403690/ (https://www.amazon.com/Sitting-Top-World-Cheryl-King/dp/1954403690/)
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/57750396-sitting-on-top-of-the-world (https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/57750396-sitting-on-top-of-the-world)
https://bookshop.org/books/sitting-on-top-of-the-world/9781954403697 (https://bookshop.org/books/sitting-on-top-of-the-world/9781954403697)

I signed with a small publisher that liked my #Pitmad pitch back in September. They haven't made an official announcement yet, so I'm not going to name the publisher, but it's a brand-new company, making this a bit risky. Maybe a lot risky. But I'm excited and will hope for the best! It's my debut novel, YA historical fiction, and the tentative release date is June 15.

UPDATE: The small publisher I signed with is City Limits Publishing, citylimitspublishing.com (http://citylimitspublishing.com). I am waiting for revisions to come back from the editor, and my release date is still set for June 15. So far so good!

Title: Re: I signed with a publisher
Post by: novelista on November 23, 2020, 01:13:56 AM
Congratulations, Cheryl! That's fantastic news.
Title: Re: I signed with a publisher
Post by: Cherylking on November 23, 2020, 02:49:19 PM
Thank y'all! I'm super excited!
Title: Re: I signed with a publisher
Post by: richardclin on May 07, 2021, 04:36:32 AM
Congratulatoins, Cherylking. So proud of and happy for you.


May I ask, how has it been working with City Limits? And did you have your MS with agents at the time? How did you handle this situation?


I've got my MS with about 15 agents now and two small publishers. I'm not sure whether I will receive an offer for publication from the two publishers, but I wonder what is the protocol with the agents if on the off-chance I do.


Sincerely,


RCL
Title: Re: I signed with a publisher
Post by: Odd John on May 07, 2021, 10:33:09 AM
I've heard of them... beautiful! Keep us in the loop re: editing demands, how's the cover?, and release date!
Title: Re: I signed with a publisher
Post by: Cherylking on June 14, 2021, 04:45:55 PM
Congratulatoins, Cherylking. So proud of and happy for you.


May I ask, how has it been working with City Limits? And did you have your MS with agents at the time? How did you handle this situation?


I've got my MS with about 15 agents now and two small publishers. I'm not sure whether I will receive an offer for publication from the two publishers, but I wonder what is the protocol with the agents if on the off-chance I do.


Sincerely,


RCL

Hi, and sorry for the delay in responding! I haven't been on QT in a while. It's been a stressful process, but I am thrilled with my cover, and my book releases tomorrow!

To answer your questions, when I got the offer from CLP, I had some outstanding queries with agents and other small publishers, so I contacted them all to let them know about the offer. One publisher responded with an offer, and two agents responded that they wanted to see my manuscript and arrange a call. One of the agents was embroiled in some controversy at the time, and after speaking with her, I didn't feel we would be a good match. The other agent seemed to want to sell me her contract-review service, so I decided I don't need an agent, and I simply chose between the two publishers.

Now I've finally made it through to the other side!
Title: Re: I signed with a publisher
Post by: Cherylking on June 14, 2021, 04:52:28 PM
I've heard of them... beautiful! Keep us in the loop re: editing demands, how's the cover?, and release date!

So, editing demands -- there wasn't much editing. I don't fault City Limits; they're a small publisher with limited staff. I have an editing background, so I wasn't worried, but if I didn't have that background knowledge, I'd feel lost.
I do love the cover, and I loved that they involved me a lot in its design. Release date is tomorrow (June 15th)!
Title: Re: I signed with a publisher
Post by: richardclin on June 15, 2021, 06:48:32 PM
Werm and hearty congratulations to you, Cheryl! I'm so excited for you for the launch of your book and will check it out online.


Best wishes to you for an extraordinarily successful launch!