Monday, May 14, 2012

We're Moving . . . This Blog!

Well, after years of thinking about it, debating it, and worrying about it, I decided to take the plunge.  This blog is moving "in-house," or rather "in-site."  So, for future reference, to view our blog, please visit www.zackcompany.com and click on the Blog menu item.

Thanks!

Z

Thursday, May 10, 2012

The April Monthly Round-up

Well, another month come and gone.  It's been exceptionally busy month for me and I can honestly say I've never worked harder.  So hard, in fact, that my shoulder up and rebelled from all the hours I've spent on the keyboard and mouse.  Now I get to ice it daily and go to PT twice a week.  Joy!

So, it remains fairly unproductive here in the reading department?  Why?  After all, isn't reading a huge part of what I need to be doing to make deals?  Sure, but I also have to take care of the current clients, their contracts, royalty statements, and payments.  And we've also started reissuing some of the clients' out-of-print works via our other firm, Author Coach, and its publishing division, Endpapers Press.  You've probably seen some of the cover contests on this site.  Keeping watching.  You'll see more, as more and more of my clients' older titles will be coming back into print this way.

I've also been writing to the Department of Justice, to express my opinion on its lawsuit against publishers, and I've been chasing new business for my clients, of course.  So, no worries.  I may not be getting as much reading done, but I've got plenty to chew on!

So here is the April round-up:

  • 55 queries received; 3 declined;
  • 1 sample chapters received; 1 declined;
  • 1 proposal received; 0 declined;
  • 2 manuscripts received; 0 declined.

We currently have on hand the following:

  • 138 eQueries™
  • 3 sample chapters
  • 1 proposal
  • 16 full manuscripts, including four from current clients!

As always, we appreciate your patience!

Z


Tuesday, May 01, 2012

Another Cover Poll! This time for DOUBLOON, by Jay Amberg.

We are bring Jay Amberg's deep-sea diving thriller back into print. Please help us pick the new cover! Remember, we need you to rate EACH cover, or the results will be screwy.

Thanks!

Z

Please Help by Voting on a New Cover for JUST THE WAY HE WAS BEFORE!

Okay, folks!  We are trying to choose a new cover for Mark Patinkin's JUST THE WAY HE WAS BEFORE, the powerful and emotional story of Andrew Bateson who, as a six-year-old, lost both legs following a terrible illness.  This story of his survival and triumph will make any reader tear up and shake her head in amazement.

Please be sure to vote on each cover, not just your favorite, or the voting will be skewed!

Thanks!

Z