I'm guessing this is his print-only deal that he announced several weeks ago. Maybe it's just now been finalized?
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I guess he announced it in the comment section of Dean Wesley Smith's blog, but I read it here: http://kriswrites.com/. This guy's modesty knows no bounds. He makes an announcment like this in a comment section?
Or was it here and I missed it?
Congratulations Hugh to you and your wife, you guys rock.
This was your comment that Ms. Rusch citedHugh Howey said:I did?!
I think this is about the print-only deal with Simon and Schuster, which wasn't in the 7-figure range. We turned down those offers for something that I thought was even better: an awesome contract.
and how she interpreted it:Hugh Howey says: (January 7, 2013 at 8:46 pm) One year ago today, I was working in a bookstore and making $10 an hour. Over the course of the last year, I turned down a half dozen 6-figure offers and two 7-figure offers before finally getting the deal I wanted. I had been writing and self-publishing for three years, but the real success came practically overnight. It's anecdotal, of course. Just one story among many.
BetsyAs writer Hugh Howey mentioned in a comment on Dean's blog, Howey was earning $10 per hour at his bookstore job on January 7, 2012. On January 7, 2013, he's finalized a seven-figure book deal..