Hugh's WOOL to be published by S&S

Discussion in 'Writing' started by Laer Carroll, Dec 13, 2012.

  1. Laer Carroll

    Laer Carroll LaerCarroll.com

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  2. Wilson Geiger

    Wilson Geiger Greymane

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    Congratulations, Hugh!
     
  3. N. E. White

    N. E. White It could be worse. ~tmso Staff Member

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    Yeah, that is pretty amazing. Also, very well deserved. I think it is one of the best series I've read in a long time. Three cheers for Hugh! (insert three manic cheers) :)
     
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    KatG Fulgurous Staff Member

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    I kind of expected something like this would eventually be happening. I hope he got the deal he wanted.
     
  5. sullivan_riyria

    sullivan_riyria Creator of Worlds

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    It is without question the deal he wanted...and I suspect the deal that most of us from self-publishing want....keeping our ebook rights and selling print only. I really didn't think I would see it happen...but the dominoes are falling. To date I know of:

    • John Locke (although he really didn't get a "print deal" so much as pay S&S to publish in paper
    • Brandon Sanderson's Legion & Emperor's Soul - Subterranean & Tachyon got print rights he did the ebooks
    • Hugh Howey's Wool (although it may be similar to Locke's where they are a vendor to him not the other way around. - Either way - he's getting what he wants which is larger distribution while maintaining the very lucrative ebook rights.
     
  6. SteveW

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