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Monday is Going to Be A Big Day (June 5, 2014)

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Monday is Going to Be A Big Day (June 5, 2014)
Mike and I just got off of a conference call with our literary agent (Miles). It had been a few months since we last chatted on the phone with him about the book. Miles started off with some nice comments such as "this is really quite good" and "reading this proposal, I would feel confident you know the book you are going to write." Nice to hear. Nice to hear. Miles had a couple of tweaks for the title and asked us to add a "Market" section to the proposal. That basically points out that the intended target audience for the book are current managers and people aspiring to be managers and looking for things to learn to help them get there. The biggest surprise for me was that the publisher who published Mike's first book has a right of first refusal on his next book, and that covers a coauthored book too. They get 60 days to make an offer before, although they probably won't take that long. I am viewing this as a pleasant surprise, as the publisher in question is a very well-regarded one. And because they published Mike's first book, we don't need to include a whole chapter as a writing sample. Nice to hear. Nice to hear. We set a goal to make the final edits and send it in to that publisher on Monday. T minus 4 days until we get to a whole new step. This is feeling a lot more real now.
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