Tuesday, November 17, 2009

The End Of The World Comes To Taiwan

I've been sitting around much of this evening, staring out the window, willing the UPS truck to arrive and bring me advance reading copies of This World We Live In (not that I know they're coming by UPS, but when I stared out the window watching the FedEx truck, it didn't bring me any) and reading What the Dog Saw by Malcolm Gladwell, because it's due back at the library on Monday, and it's just the kind of book to read when one is staring out the window, willing the UPS truck to arrive.

What a sentence. I feel like it should then go, "When suddenly a shot rang out."

Instead, I rang out to the computer to check emails and the suchlike, and found one from my agent's office, telling me we've sold the Taiwanese rights (Complex Chinese for those who understand such things, a group of people that does not include me) to Life As We Knew It, The Dead And The Gone, and the aforementioned This World We Live In (have I mentioned lately that my father was a lawyer) to Sharp Point Press.

Not only am I absolutely delighted, but I'm also convinced the ARCs for the Taiwanese version of TW will arrive sooner than the American ones.

All right. It's back to Malcolm Gladwell and window staring. If there's any movement on the ARC front, I'll certainly let you know!


Mr. Cavin said...

Wow. Gone just a little while and apparently there really is a tangible actual third book now. Plus, I see that I've just completely missed a contest. Rats. I'd have liked to be in that contest. I also see that you've solved all my spoiler problems, meaning I could have come back months ago.

Besides all of these things, I see my timing was pretty good!

Good work Susan Beth Pfeffer! I'm happy to discover there is something to get excited about (in just 155 and a half more days)! Counting on my fingers, I think that means I'll have the opportunity to buy this just before we ship out to Sarajevo.

Susan Beth Pfeffer said...

Welcome back Mr. Cavin. I've missed you.

The ARCs haven't arrived yet, so the contest is still open. Use the link in the upper right hand corner to send me an email, and into the Bolivian hat, your name will go.

Mr. Cavin said...

Ooh, my timing is good. Consider that contest entry emailed! And I've missed you, too.

Fear Death By Water said...

they took your cover!



Susan Beth Pfeffer said...

Hi again Mr. Cavin-

I,m in a motel room right now (I'll be doing a school visit tomorrow), so you won't officially get in the hat until I get home tomorrow evening. But in yoou will go.

I stayed home until 7 PM because the UPS guy comes pretty late, but there were no boxes of ARCs when I left.

Maybe tomorrow...

Susan Beth Pfeffer said...

Hello Fear Death By Water-

You're right. That cover is an awful lot like LAWKI.

Well, I wish him almost as much success as LAWKI's had. But definitely not more!

Anonymous said...

If this question isn't too personal: is the Eggo Waffle shortage even worse for you than the lack of ARCs? Or, would you rate the two equally, or do you not eat Eggo Waffles.
Thank you.
W. Slezak

Susan Beth Pfeffer said...

Hi Anonymous W. Slezak-

I don't remember ever eating an Eggo Waffle in my long and exhausted life.

So it's safe to say I'm unaffected by any shortage of them!