Maria-Thérèse Sommar, fotograf i Härnösand och Höga Kusten

Monday, March 22, 2010

I just signed a book deal / Jag skrev precis på ett bokkontrakt

with Chronicle Books. My images will be included in an "Inspiration book" due for publication in 2011. I'll get back to you with more information about the project closer to publication.

I was contacted weeks ago and have discussed the book via e-mails since I do not automatically jump up and down because a publisher contacts me (I had a children's book accepted by a Swedish publisher before but my script was slaughtered and I decided to take it back). I'm the kind of person who wants to know what I'm getting myself into, who wants to be in control - which is why I started my own business and publishing house - and who doesn't really need to feel approved. That being said, it's nice that my work gets noticed and that people like what I do, and I have a feeling I will be in very good company in the book. Funny thing is that I've thought about contacting Chronicle Books with a book idea of my own since I have some of their books and like them a lot, for instance Living Out Loud by Keri Smith.

2011 feels really far away right now. I had enough trouble waiting for The Roommate to premier in December - now it looks like the film will also be released in 2011.

Jag skrev precis på ett bokkontrakt med Chronicle Books. Mina bilder kommer att finnas med i en "Inspiration book" som kommer ut 2011. Jag återkommer med mer information närmare tiden för publicering.

Jag blev kontaktad för några veckor sedan och har diskuterat boken via mail eftersom jag inte automatiskt hoppar upp och ner av glädje när ett förlag kontaktar mig. (Jag fick en barnbok antagen hos ett svenskt förlag förut men mitt manus blev totalt slaktat så jag tog tillbaka det.) Jag vill veta vad jag ger mig in på; jag vill ha kontrollen själv - det är också därför jag startade eget företag och förlag. Jag är inte en person som behöver bli godkänd av andra. Men - det är trevligt att mitt arbete uppmärksammas och att folk gillar det jag gör, och jag har en känsla av att jag kommer att vara i väldigt gott sällskap i boken. Lustigt nog hade jag tänkt kontakta Chronicle Books någon gång om en egen bokidé eftersom jag har och tycker om flera av deras böcker, t.ex. Living Out Loud av Keri Smith.

2011 känns just nu ganska långt bort. Tyckte det var tillräckligt jobbigt att vänta tills The Roommate har premiär i december. Jag ser nu att filmen inte heller kommer förrän 2011.  



A Beautiful Party said...

this is wonderful! congratulations to you!

Lady Fi said...

Great - hope you got a good deal!

Snap said...

Exciting news! Brava!


shelley said...

oh! congratulations!!!!!!! chronicle makes wonderful books, i'm excited for you!

Whisperings 13 said...

Brilliant news! congratulations! I hope you will be happy with them~ You will make a fabulous addition to my collection!! It will get here faster than you think! keep us posted!

Hope Chella said...

Congrats! You deserve it :) xx

Karen said...

Well done!x

CrowNology said...

Yay! Congrats for you...I hope it stays true enough to your vision to make it to the shelves.
My step father had the same issues with a child's book he wrote, must be a common thing...Too sad.

trishie said...

Very exciting news, congrats to you!

suzie said...

many congrats!

Sara said...

awww congratulations!!

ArtSnark said...

congrats! Happy dancing for you :D

Debbie said...

Congratulations! I just love it when such great things happen to you because you deserve it.
On another note, my reader shows more recent posts than this but won't let me open them. Has anyone else had this problem?

Debra W said...

Congratulations, dear heart! I am so excited for you. You DO stand out! That is something that I noticed when we became blogging buddies a while ago! You are one in a million, friend.

Love you,

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