Wed. 9th March: Hurrah for the Dutchies!

My publishers today sold The Forgotten Legion to Athenaeum, a large Dutch publisher. Yippee! That makes 7 countries that my books have sold to: the USA, Spain, Greece, Italy, Russia, Turkey and now Holland. There’s another one possibly in the offing, but nothing concrete has been settled yet. Fingers crossed…

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  1. Posted 9 March 2011 at 15:56 | Permalink

    THe USA is a huge coup, because i have ben told by other authors that US publishers think the market over there does not like hist fiction, unless its American History.

    Well done mate, really well done and hope the next one comes in as well….the more you sell the more you write the more us the reader wins. 😉

  2. benkane
    Posted 9 March 2011 at 16:00 | Permalink

    @Parmenion: thanks! The USA, hmmm. It’s interesting, because my first two books (which came out there 12 months after they did here) haven’t done that well at all. I know that other Roman authors (at least three) have had the same experience. A strange one. However, my US publishers must see something in me, because they bought the Carthage trilogy too, and they positively snapped up Spartacus, which is very exciting…

  3. Posted 9 March 2011 at 16:22 | Permalink

    What you need…and forgive my boldness is a forum. The blog is great, but it allows minimal conversation, if you have a forum for the fans to meet on they can converse about your books other books history etc..
    Then you can rope in fans from around the world, who can reccomend other fans and build a fan base, its a tried and tested method, with minimal effort.

    Self marketing is the way forward. (especially when you find your number one US fan who will do the leg work for you)…LOL!

    Oh and im also very excited about Both the Carthage Trilogy and Spartacus….Just dont make the mistake of adding any biblical refs in the books…Lead balloon over there! 😉

  4. benkane
    Posted 9 March 2011 at 16:37 | Permalink

    @Parmenion: A forum – hmmm. It’s definitely in the plans, but I don’t know when. I don’t want to pay for it and then see just a few worthies (not mentioning any names ;-)) knocking around in a big shop if you know what I mean?

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