We did receive that long-awaited contract from Founders Press but it differed from what he had discussed on the phone, several weeks earlier, in ways that we simply could not agree with. We had discussed a royalty percentage but the contract offered an honorarium instead. Though it was significant, it was less than we would have received in a royalty percentage if all the books in the first printing sold. We preferred the royalty, but this was not a deal breaker. The deal breaker came in the way the contract dealt with the book's copyright.
Contrary to what we had agreed upon on the phone, the contract stated that we would assign the copyright over to them "completely and forever". We just could not agree to this, no matter how nice the honorarium offer. So, we declined it and are now back to square one.
We are pursuing other publishers and waiting to see what doors God opens.
In the meantime, I'm staying quite busy. My friend and co-writer in the devotional books and I have completed the 2nd manuscript of the 5-book contract and sent it off to Pix-N-Pens, our publisher. Now, on to writing the 3rd! My summer has also been filled with editing, editing, and editing. We have so many books in various stages of publishing and they all require several rounds of edits. We are mostly caught up until next spring but still have galley edits on the anthology to go.
We have two books releasing this fall. "Glimpses of the Savior" is set to be re-released Sept 4. It has been updated and will have 50 devotions instead of 30. And the anthology, "Prayer Warrior Confessions" is set to be released in late fall, probably early November.
School has started up again, so my work as a substitute will resume and my youngest child will be heading off to college again. I have enjoyed the happy summer days but am about ready for the temperatures to move down and the leaves to start showing off their fall colors.