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Wed Feb 15, 2012, 05:29 PM

 

The words we all hope to hear...

Thank you for allowing me to read THE SIDEKICK by Pab Sungenis. I absolutely love the story, and can see the title doing well as a 2-3 book series. As such, I'd like to offer you a deal for the publication of THE SIDEKICK and its sequel for release in March 2013 and 2014 respectively. I am attaching a deal memo. If you agree, please sign and send to me via PDF. I will sign and return a fully executed copy. Once we agree on the basics, I will forward a formal agreement (generally 4-6 weeks). In the interim, editing on THE SIDEKICK and marketing ramp up will begin, as will cover design and promotion.


Still need to find a lawyer to look over the deal memo and hopefully an agent to undertake the negotiations.

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Reply The words we all hope to hear... (Original post)
Pab Sungenis Feb 2012 OP
Newest Reality Feb 2012 #1
DavidDvorkin Feb 2012 #2
Melissa G Feb 2012 #3
TBF Feb 2012 #4
Pab Sungenis Feb 2012 #5
TBF Feb 2012 #6
HopeHoops Feb 2012 #8
TBF Feb 2012 #9
HopeHoops Feb 2012 #10
TBF Feb 2012 #11
HopeHoops Feb 2012 #12
yellerpup Feb 2012 #7
WCGreen Feb 2012 #13
valerief Feb 2012 #14

Response to Pab Sungenis (Original post)

Wed Feb 15, 2012, 05:32 PM

1. Wow!

Good for you. That's great news.

Here's to you with best wishes for a successful track to finalization of your contract and beyond.

Keep us posted and I'll bet you will let us know when the book is available.

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Response to Pab Sungenis (Original post)

Wed Feb 15, 2012, 05:46 PM

2. Congratulations, but skip the lawyer

and go directly to contacting agents.

Not only do agents know what to look for in publishing contracts, but also an agent will know far more about the company who sent you that message than a lawyer would.

In addition, publishing has its own language and legal conventions. Lawyers are not familiar with those. Agents are.

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Response to Pab Sungenis (Original post)

Wed Feb 15, 2012, 06:26 PM

3. Congrats!

I hope your project is very successful!

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Response to Pab Sungenis (Original post)

Wed Feb 15, 2012, 08:22 PM

4. Wonderful news - congrats!! :)

Is this fiction - maybe a mystery? I do love series!!

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Response to TBF (Reply #4)

Wed Feb 15, 2012, 08:31 PM

5. It's a Young Adult urban fantasy

 

This was the original query:

After the superhero Scarlet Knight is killed, his former sidekick and foster son Bobby Buckalew is drafted to take on the fallen hero's mantle and secret identity. He struggles to balance his new responsibilities with his senior year in High School. After all, getting into Doctor Warhammer's secret fortress is easy. Getting into your first choice of colleges isn't.

When a giant squid is bearing down on his school, Bobby must find a way to defeat him and still have time to finish his Spanish homework. When a random locker check turns up his sword, Bobby has to think fast to try and avoid expulsion. And when the mysterious killer who took out the original Scarlet Knight strikes again, Bobby must solve the mystery and bring the villain to justice before he becomes just another victim.

THE SIDEKICK (complete at 68,000 words) is a young adult novel for every teen boy who once ran around the schoolyard with his jacket tied around his neck like Supermanís cape and is now looking to fit into the adult world.

PAB SUNGENIS is a comedian, playwright, and the creator of the daily comic strip "The New Adventures of Queen Victoria," distributed by Universal Uclick. He is also the screenwriter for the short film Club 27, an official selection of the Project Twenty1/Philadelphia International Film and Animation Festival.


The funny thing is that I never thought of doing a sequel. I thought the story was done. We'll see what I can come up with.

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Response to Pab Sungenis (Reply #5)

Wed Feb 15, 2012, 08:44 PM

6. Cool!

That will be for my daughter in a few years then. She is in elementary now - currently reading a series by Lemony Snicket.

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Response to TBF (Reply #6)

Thu Feb 16, 2012, 11:31 AM

8. If she likes "Lemony Snicket", she might enjoy "The Goblin of Booker Forest".

 

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Response to HopeHoops (Reply #8)

Thu Feb 16, 2012, 11:43 AM

9. Excellent -

and nice price too

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Response to TBF (Reply #9)

Thu Feb 16, 2012, 11:47 AM

10. They have free e-Readers for everything except Linux. I don't know why.

 

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Response to HopeHoops (Reply #10)

Thu Feb 16, 2012, 12:05 PM

11. I don't understand technology :)

but I found this article which might be helpful: http://techlaze.com/2011/08/linux-users-kindle-cloud/

I love my Kindle and my daughter plays/reads on it as well. I can be taught how to use such devices but have no idea about any of the technology behind it!

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Response to TBF (Reply #11)

Thu Feb 16, 2012, 12:09 PM

12. It's a small computer with a touch screen that costs too much.

 

That about sums it up.

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Response to Pab Sungenis (Original post)

Thu Feb 16, 2012, 11:19 AM

7. Woohoo!

Great news! Congratulations!

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Response to Pab Sungenis (Original post)

Wed Feb 22, 2012, 05:11 PM

13. Cool Beans....

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Response to Pab Sungenis (Original post)

Fri Feb 24, 2012, 01:36 PM

14. Congrats! nt

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