Tuesday, April 16, 2013

My Book Deal News!!!!

From Publishers Weekly:

"In an unorthodox deal, debut author Jessie Humphries sold world English rights to two books, including her novel Killing Ruby Rose, to Tim Ditlow at Amazon Publishing and Courtney Miller at Kindle Serials. Sarah Davies at Greenhouse Literary Agency represented Humphries, a lawyer, and the unique structure of the deal calls for the book to publish initially as episodes in Amazon’s Kindle Serials program. The episodes will begin appearing in the summer, with the print edition to follow in the early fall. The book was pitched as “Dexter meets Heist Society” and follows a girl who, unwillingly, becomes a serial killer targeting infamous villains."


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I almost feel like this whole thing might be a dream and someone might have to come and B-slap me in the face just to make sure. But seriously, I'm so excited I can hardly stand it. I couldn't be more thrilled and grateful: For my agent, Sarah Davies, who believed in me and made this happen (at the Bologna Book Fair of all incredible places!). For my new editors, Tim Ditlow and Courtney Miller, whose enthusiasm for KILLING RUBY ROSE is breathtaking. For my Mr. Humphries, who never doubted this day would come. And for all of you who have hung out with me on this journey...and being here with me to celebrate!

Okay, this is sounding a bit like an Oscar speech and the music is playing and someone just yelled...

"SHUT UP AND GET OFF THE STAGE, JESSIE, YOU BIG OL' B-WORD!"

I know I didn't share some of the juicy exciting details of HOW my book deal came to be, but I promise to do that soon. Plus, I'm going to do a question and answer day this Friday. Like answering the question, "Is your book seriously freaking coming out in two months?!!" So if you have any other questions you'd like me to answer-- about the book deal, or kale smoothies, or querying, or why every road should lead to the beach-- just email me at jessiehump [at] gmail [dot] com. Or put it in the comments section.


71 comments:

  1. AHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! CONGRATS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! SO SO EXCITED for you!!!

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  2. Yay! I'm so excited for you! This is awesome! Big huge congratulations!!

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  3. This is so awesome! A series? You're in the big leagues now :) Promise to remember me when you're famous ;)

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  4. SO PROUD OF YOU JESSIE!!!
    I LOVE YOU, JOANIE

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  5. So beyond freaking exciting!!! I'm so very happy for you! I think you should come here to celebrate. :) :) :)

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    1. I agree with Peggy! We need a dinner celebration!! :D

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  6. Congratulations on the amazing news!!!! I'm so so so happy for you! HUZZAH!!!!! :D :D You coming for Storymakers? We better celebrate while you're here!

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  7. That's so great, congratulations!!

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  8. Congrats!!! And I love the pitch you used for it. That catches my attention. :)

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  9. OMG, this is so amazing!!!!!!!!!!! So excited for you.

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  10. This summer?!!?!? That is so fast and soon and exciting!! Can't wait to have my own copy! SO, SO excited for you!!!! Congrats!!!

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  11. What a cool deal. I'm so excited for you and this series!

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  12. Wow, how amazing! Can't wait to read it!

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  13. Oh my gosh, Jessie, this is so amazing! What an awesome way to get this published! I can't wait to hear more about it, and to read it again! So, so happy for you!

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  14. Woot woot!!!! Doing the happy dance for you chica!:-)

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  15. CONGRATULATIONS!!! *throws confetti. May you go on to destroy sales records on Amazon and the New York Times. :)))

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  16. Wow and Congrats! I'm so very excited for you!

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  17. Yay! *launches confetti cannon* Love that the deal went down at the Bologna Book Fair! Congrats!!!!

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  18. A huge congrats, Jessie! So excited for you. Like jumping up and down with happiness! E-mail me about doing a debut author interview when the print version comes out!

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  19. Ahhh, I love this so much! :D Congratulations, Jessie!

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  20. Leah HultenschmidtApril 16, 2013 at 10:32 AM

    Congratulations, Jessie! What a thrilling deal!

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  21. Omg congrats! How exciting. Tell us everything!! Have you had to change it to make it able to be released as serial or did you cliffhanger all the way anyway? Sounds ace!

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  22. Congratulations again!! I'm SO happy for you!!

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  23. Congrats!!! So excited for you! Can't wait to read it. Peggy's been telling me how good it is for ages!

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  24. No frikk'n way!! (It's N day at A-Z ;)
    Seriously - Congratulations. I'm excited to hear more.

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  25. Thrilled for you! Can't wait to read it!

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  26. You are the greatest ever in the world. And I posted about you today because I love you probably a little to much for comfort ;)

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  27. Wow!! Huge congrats, Jessie! That is absolutely thrilling. :) Can't wait to read the whole book since I've only gotten my hands on the first bit of it so far.

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  28. Jessie!!! !!!!! I'm just so happy for you, that I must keep using exclamation points! !!!!! AHHHHH! This is so fantastic. I knew it would happen for you, and am so, so excited that it happened so quickly and in such a phenomenal way. Heartfelt congratulations. I needed to hear good news today, and this was just it. So thanks. And congratulations again.

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  29. I first heard about this on Peggy's blog and came over to congratulate you; congratulations! That's awesome. I don't have a Kindle, but I do have a Nook from Barnes and Noble; will your book be available on Nook, too?

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  30. So, so happy for you Jessie. And in TWO months. That's freaking amazing!

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  31. So exciting! And that sounds like something I would definitely love to read. Keep us posted!!

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  32. Hopping over from Peggy's sharing of your announcement. This is awesome news and I enjoy the fact you're part of a new publishing trend. Will love to see how this plays out.

    Best of luck!!

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  33. I'm thrilled!! You're going to be like Dickens or Elizabeth Gaskell or all the other literary greats who published this way!! Love you, Jessie!!

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  34. Jessie!!! So excited for you! :D Can't wait to hear more details. *Grinning so wide*

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  35. I knew I was only a matter of time!!! Congrats to you:) You should celebrate by filling your pool with Diet Coke :)

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  36. That is stellar news!! Congrats! :D

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  37. CRAZY AWESOME!! Total congrats and well deserved!!

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  38. Yay! What great news for a wonderful book. So pleased for you.

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  39. Jessie! Wow!!! What a cool deal and such fantastic news! Hope you're coming to Storymakers so I can spaz with you in person! Sounds like you're on the fast track now. Good luck with everything.

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  40. I think you know that I couldn't be happier for you. Awesome awesome news. Congrats!!!

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  41. Michelle,
    I saw the announcement about your new book deal at Michelle Wolfson's blog. You have to be dynamite to have been represented by her. I see you have a huge admiration society already. I wish you BIG congrats and great success.
    WHAT A GREAT BOOK DEAL!

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  42. Congratulations, girl! Awesome news, Jessie! Happy dance time for you ;)

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  43. SWEET JESS!!! Congrats girl! I wish I was there to give you a big ol' hug, but I'll take care of that at Storymakers! So excited for you! This is amazing!!!! HUGS!!!!

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  44. woooohoooo!!! congratulations! so happy for you :)))

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  45. Congrats, congrats, congrats!! Living the dream, lady! :)
    Ninja Girl

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  46. WOOHOOO! Way to go, Jessie! So happy for you! :)

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  47. Congratulations, Miss Jessie!! As you know, I've believed in you since meeting you on the blogosphere (wolfsonlit) last summer. You have amazed us all! Good work. And I can't wait to read it!

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  48. Yeah!!!!!!!!! I always knew you would be famous one day! Rock on! Let's take a celebratory cruise, Just Sayin'!

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  49. Congratulations! This is a very well deserved opportunity, that you have worked very hard for. I wish you the best of luck and that you get some time to enjoy your success, before things get too crazy.

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  50. Well done, Jessie! Woo Hoo! I didn't even know Amazon had a serials section. I'll go check it out.

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  51. Jumping in with the congrats! So exciting! I can't wait to read your books.

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  52. Woo hoo!!! So Excited for you! Can't wait to read it. This is some rockin' news! :)

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  53. Oscar speech worthy. :) Congrats!

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  54. Jessie that is so awesome!!! I am totally excited for you. I knew you were a talented writer when I read your stuff at Bootcamp you 3 years ago. I can't wait to hear all the details at Storymakers!

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  55. Aww, Jessie, this is just so wonderful :) Congratulations! I hope you're eating all the ice cream ever to celebrate!

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  56. Found my way here from Peggy Eddleman's blog. This is so amazing for you! Peggy says it's all down to your self-editing skills and those are tough to develop. Congrats!

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  57. Congratulations! That is thrilling!

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  58. Somehow I missed this, so I'm popping by now. OH my freaking gosh!!! Congrats girl!!! You so deserve this!

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  59. Congratulations! Can't wait to read the novels!

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