June 22, 2009
Alastair Reynolds Secures £1 Million Book Deal
File under woah.
Add to list of writing incentives.
Alastair Reynolds has signed a ten year, ten book, deal with Gollancz, coming in at a rather hot £1million. That figure should be said in a Doctor Evil voice. The Guardian has the news with quotes from Jo Fletcher, Jon Courtenay Grimwood and Alastair himself who says he is "amazed and thrilled".
A big congratulations to Alastair!
I think it's good news. A SF publisher willing to commit to an author means that fans get the Reynolds books they want. For upcoming writers hopefully it will mean that the publishing house can use the profits from its big selling name to sign up new talent. Everyone wins.