Monday, August 10, 2009

Novel Update: Big News!

I've got some news to share regarding my novel, The Shepherd; Flaming Pen Press has offered to publish it. Some of you may remember the post about Scott Appleton's invitation. No details yet. I have some guesses as to advantages and disadvantages to publishing with them, and I've sent them a list of questions in order to help inform my decision to accept or not. Seeing as that decision has not been made yet, please don't celebrate. But I'll keep everyone posted, as usual. Please pray that I make the right decision!

Meanwhile, Waterbrook Press / Multnomah Books has accepted this blog to receive a free book to review! North! Or Be Eaten, by Andrew Peterson, should arrive in the mail any day now, and I'll post the review for that book sometime between September 14th and 18th. They asked if I'd be interested in invitations to receive more free books to review and I thought abou -- OF COURSE!

Okay, now back to editing. Though By Darkness Hid is calling me from my bookshelf...

20 comments:

Joraiem said...

That's great, man!!

Izori said...

Pretty cool!

Cloe said...

that is soooo cool. very happy for you.

Jake M. said...

Whoa! That is so awesome!
I'll be praying you make the right decision and everything works out. :D

Jake

Brianna said...

Congratulations! I know it's nothing final yet, but you sure are taking the steps! I hope God leads you to the right publisher - whoever that may be.

~Prism~ said...

How exciting! Congrats!

JT Norlander said...

awesome man, hope everything works out whether with Flaming Pen Press or not. :)
God bless!

JT

Hannah said...

That is super awesome! :D If God wills it...

Hannah

Evergreena said...

Wow, that's big! I'll be praying for you!

Courtney said...

Awesome! :)

~Courtney

Araken said...

That is amazing news!

(if the deal works out, don't forget your friends, hint hint)

B. D. Eastman said...

That is so awesome about publishing!

Also let me know about that book from Waterbrook, we just received a copy at Focus and I want to know if it is worth some time to read! Of course i believe it is book two and I haven't read the first one.

Isirian said...

Great! I'll pray for you!

jon m. said...

Woah, that's awesome about them offering to publish your book!!! I don't know the process of publishing books, so what happens now? I'll be praying!
That's cool that you get free books to review! I would so do that if I could...

Nathan Petrie said...

Awesomeness man! Glad to hear that!
Did you ever get to make the corrections and changes you wanted to make? 'cause if you have the time to do that I'd go ahead and try to squeeze some of them in.

That's so awesome! You've one upped me. Short stories are nothing to a novel! Let us know how it goes!

Take care! And have fun getting poked to death my good intending editors lol.

Robert Treskillard said...

Congrats, Jacob... Scott Appleton is a quality guy.

Marketing is the hard part of getting a book published, but that doesn't change no matter who you publish with.

Ivorydancer said...

Congrats! Hope everything works out!

Anita said...

I'm sure you'll make the right decision, but I'll be praying for you, anyway.

Jacob R Parker said...

Thanks so much Joraiem, Izori, Cloe, Jake, Brianna, Prizm, JT, Hannah, Evergreena, Courtney, Araken, Brock, Isirian, Jon, Nathan, Robert, Ivorydancer, and Anita! (Gasp, gasp)

Brock: Stay tuned for the review :)

Robert: Yes, marketing is the hardest part. I look forward to it, though.

Gabrielle said...

That is so awesome! I hope everything goes well.