Friday, April 1, 2011
Bologna Children's Book Fair
A formidable team from Inkwell (including my awesome agent, Catherine Drayton) just finished up four days at the Bologna Children's Book Fair pitching a number of books, including The Hunt, to foreign publishers. I received some good news from the team last night - there are quite a number of foreign deals in the making, with publishers in several countries bidding for the rights to the book. Pretty exciting. I can't say much about them (yet) because nothing is final yet, but one deal that is final and which I'm ecstatic about is the signing with Simon & Schuster UK (press release here). It's an incredible publishing house and I'm honored to be on their list.
The deal also created significant buzz at the Fair over The Hunt (here, here, and here) and I'm glad to be getting this early attention. Can't let it sidetrack me, though, from the nitty-gritty task at hand: working on revisions. Any moment now, my doorbell is going to ring. They'll be a package there, with edited manuscript and editorial letter. Excited to read them, but, truth be told, with a little trepidation as well.
Posted by Andrew Fukuda at 3:21 AM