Wednesday, April 23, 2008
a long and winding road
I wrote to my American publishers a few weeks ago asking for the reversion of rights to a book they bought in 2003. This was all messy and complicated; in 2003 the Weinstein brothers were in the middle of the wheeling and dealing that would end with their leaving Disney, and the staff of the little publishing imprint that was part of Miramax were looking for other jobs. The book has been under contract ever since, initially to Miramax Books, subsequently to Hyperion. Anyway, Hyperion agreed to allow the rights to revert, which means I can now take it to other publishers. They sent a letter agreement, I signed and returned it, they countersigned and sent it back, and now it is here. Good.