Re: RARA-AVIS: Re: possibly the biggest publishing story of the year

From: Allan Guthrie (
Date: 19 Dec 2009

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    Not surprised you're confused. I meant Next Queen, not Wicked, sorry.

    ----- Original Message ----- From: "davezeltserman" <> To: <> Sent: Saturday, December 19, 2009 6:52 PM Subject: RARA-AVIS: Re: possibly the biggest publishing story of the year

    > Al, I'm confused. Wicked was published in '95. How did this book help
    > Maguire?? Didn't this Next Queen book just come out??
    > --Dave
    > --- In, "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.
    >> Al

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