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The agent that is representing my angel series met with me and my hubby yesterday. We are visiting with my brother in TN and the agent happens to live with in traveling distance.

It was exciting to see all the things that are happening and the huge players that are, and potentially are, involved. When your books are just one part of a large undertaking (i. e. the movie and all that comes with it), it's amazing how much work is done in the development phase and how many well-known players get involved and the other well-known players who are at least being made aware of the project at this phase.

When announcements (press releases) are made, it will be by these big entities. I won't have to do a thing. In other words, my marketing efforts are very much grass roots compared to what could be happening in the next six months. 2013 could be a banner year for me.

It's hard to know things, and not be able to share.

So what can I do?
I'll keep writing. Angel in the Fire, Book 4 will be completed in January and I'll work on finishing on Angel in the Light, Book 5 (the end of this story arc) by March. Then I'll switch gears and finish the second in my history mystery line.

The second half of the year will depend on what happens in the first six months before I decide which project I work on next.

It seems from what I'm experiencing, that publishers are very much open to new ways of working with authors and book contracts. I think a paradigm shift is happening in the way they look at the business and this new shift has room for new arrangements with self-publishers.
 

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I am cheering for you and look forward to updates!
 

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Your post gave me cold chills. As in, maybe in 2013 it will be harder for us aspiring newbies to garner attention because big bucks will be thrown behind indies with a proven track record, to promote them.

Do I read between the lines correctly? Are newbies about to be squeezed out of the edge of the indie spotlight?
 

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CEMartin2 said:
Your post gave me cold chills. As in, maybe in 2013 it will be harder for us aspiring newbies to garner attention because big bucks will be thrown behind indies with a proven track record, to promote them.

Do I read between the lines correctly? Are newbies about to be squeezed out of the edge of the indie spotlight?
Absolutely not! I think that ebooks that are gaining readership, no matter when published, will be what publishers are interested in. As my agent paraphrased a publisher friend of his, "We're looking for cars that are already up and running on the highway, what we want to do is give them a bigger engine and more gas."

For those marketing and building fan bases, this is good news.

Nicole5102, T.B.Crattie, Caddy, and Kathleen Valentine -
Thank you! I think what I heard could be good news for all of us as more publishers start thinking about self publishers in a new way.
 

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This is awesomeness at its best Lisa. I always look forward to your updates on the series. Congrats - hope 2013 is a blast! Keep us posted on whatever news you can ;)
 

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Those Hollywood types sure know how to drag things out, don't they? I hope that 2013 delivers the goods for you, and I'm sure we'll all enjoy the updates regardless of how it plays out.
 

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CONGRATULATIONS! Wonderful news for you and for everyone in the community! Here's to an amazing 2013!
 

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martaszemik said:
This is awesomeness at its best Lisa. I always look forward to your updates on the series. Congrats - hope 2013 is a blast! Keep us posted on whatever news you can ;)
Thank you!

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Those Hollywood types sure know how to drag things out, don't they? I hope that 2013 delivers the goods for you, and I'm sure we'll all enjoy the updates regardless of how it plays out.
Actually, it's moving on schedule for movie stuff. The screen treatment is done, It went from option to development right away, and now it's moving along nicely in development. Years ago there was another series that several big players wanted to be involved with, but it got tied up in development hell and is now stalled with a studio.
There are several who might be involved with this project that don't want that to happen again. I'd say my books fill a market place need at the right time. With motivated money men, an intellectual property they believe in (my books), it's the right mix at the right time.
 

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Congratulations!!  And I love hearing updates from those who are going through this kind of stuff.  It's inspiring and fascinating all at the same time.  ;D
 

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You are the third (at least) WC author who is making new inroads in deals with the trad pubs and the movie industry. While most of us will not get there, the breakthroughs are very exciting, and it's a winning situation for everyone--including the readers and movie-goers.

Once again, we see that the gatekeepers are gone. Good work will be available to the world, regardless of it's origins.

Congratulations on being a front-runner in this exciting new world of publishing! You are a part of history.

 

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Sending positive thoughts your way, Lisa. I just know this project is going to end well and remember, we're pulling for you! (And I love to hear the updates and tuck all the useful details into my hat just in case the same thing should ever happen to me.)
 
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