So, I officially teased the second Wanderers novel– a sequel– back when I dropped the fresh TELEVISION news about it, and now its time to discuss the offer that got us there.
Del Rey has actually kindly fallen for the trap again and chose to re-up with me for a new three book deal. That consists of Wayward (the Wanderers sequel), a brand-new book called The Orchard (explained as “the dark history of a village, apple growing, and American colonialism”), and a 3rd SECRET AS-YET-TO-BE-ANNOUNCED book.
For releases, that suggests:
Summer season 2021: The Book of Accidents
Summertime 2022: Wayward
Summer 2023: The Orchard
At some point 2024: Secret Book
” ITS RESEARCH,” I tell my accounting professional, apple juice soaking my beard.
Anyway! Thems the news.
An interesting little bit of inside baseball when it concerns publishing–.
At first we talked about having The Orchard be the next book after TBOA, alright? And then have Wayward in 2022. Due to the fact that TBOA moved, we chose to not move Wayward and still leave it in place– which suggested that became the next book, with the Evil Apples book handled to 2023.
They noted that book sales around the 2016 election were wobbly, in part the presumption being its really hard to get sustained media and social media attention on a brand-new book. Everything is election, election, election. They stated, “Were moving the book,” and at very first I was truthfully a little scrupulous about that, but then trusted their judgment. Initially we talked about having The Orchard be the next book after TBOA, okay? My books are 4007% much better due to the fact that of their combined efforts.
Once again, thanks.
Initially, The Book of Accidents was coming out this month. Like, the month were in now. And back before The Quarantimes, my publisher said, ennnnh, did you understand theres a big election coming up? And a bad election? They noted that book sales around the 2016 election were wobbly, in part the presumption being its truly hard to get social media and sustained media attention on a brand-new book. Whatever is election, election, election. Particularly in the Trump Era, when Trump is simply a giant sucking space that takes in all light and goodness. So, they stated, “Were moving the book,” and initially I was truthfully a little circumspect about that, but then trusted their judgment. I didnt desire to battle the election for attention, could you think of? So, they moved it. And then the fucking pandemic hit and now I believe Im delighted we moved it. Admittedly, who understands what a HELL TOILET the Year 2021 will be, but hopefully by this July we wont still be prosecuting the election and perhaps brand-new leadership will reduce the pandemic.
My representative, Stacia Decker, is worthy of thanks too for not just assisting broker the deal however likewise being an exceptional editor herself. My books are 4007% better due to the fact that of their combined efforts.
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All who wander are not lost.
See you in Ouray. Black Swan states hi.
And thanks too to readers, because honestly, I constantly said there d just be a Wanderers sequel if both there was a story there to inform (meaning, I found out what that story was), and if sales of the book necessitated it. The sales carried out in truth require it (whew), and I in fact thought about the story from snout-to-tail on the first plane ride on my book trip in July 2019 (remember book tours?).
( Also in 2021: You Can Do Anything, Magic Skeleton, and my MG, Dust & & Grim.).
And yes, this is all simply a plan to ensure that my apple purchases are tax-deductible.