Not surprised you're confused. I meant Next Queen, not Wicked, sorry.
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From: "davezeltserman" <Dave.Zeltserman@gmail.com>
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??
> --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "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
>> way if you like. But with the Concord Free Press, the authors retain
>> rights, and they create a lot of buzz for their books. I see it more as
>> equivalent of having gorgeous advanced reading copies for books that
>> 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
>> that). This is also true of Fitch's novel Give + Take, which was picked
>> by Thomas Dunne/St Martin's Press, Two Ravens Press in the UK (and a
>> publisher, and a Taiwanese publisher, and no doubt many more) and will be
>> out in hardcover in April next year.
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