Al, I'm confused. Wicked was published in '95. How did this book help Maguire?? Didn't this Next Queen book just come out??
--- In email@example.com, "Allan Guthrie" <allan@...> wrote:
> I'm Stona Fitch's agent, Dave, so probably not the best person to ask.
> Having said that, you did ask, and I think he's outstanding. I was a huge
> fan of SENSELESS long before he joined the agency. One of the most
> disturbing and prophetic books I've ever read.
> Re dedicating the proceeds of your books to charity... you can see it that
> way if you like. But with the Concord Free Press, the authors retain their
> rights, and they create a lot of buzz for their books. I see it more as the
> equivalent of having gorgeous advanced reading copies for books that don't
> have a deal yet. The Gregory Maguire book is now being published by
> HarperCollins, incidentally. Maguire is now richer as a result of the
> Concord Free Press edition (there was no deal in place for Wicked prior to
> that). This is also true of Fitch's novel Give + Take, which was picked up
> by Thomas Dunne/St Martin's Press, Two Ravens Press in the UK (and a Greek
> publisher, and a Taiwanese publisher, and no doubt many more) and will be
> out in hardcover in April next year.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "davezeltserman" <Dave.Zeltserman@...>
> To: <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Sent: Saturday, December 19, 2009 4:58 PM
> Subject: RARA-AVIS: Re: possibly the biggest publishing story of the year
> > Interesting, Al, kind of like celebrities who donate their time for some
> > big TV charitable event. Here's a promise, Al--when I've made a 10th of
> > the money that Gregory Maguire has made (author of Wicked and one of
> > Concord Free Press authors) I'll also dedicate the proceeds of one of my
> > books to charity (if it's still possible to make money with books at that
> > point).
> > Btw. What's your take on Stona Fitch, the author running this? Are his
> > books worth checking out?
> > --Dave
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