Story Con Author Jason Gurley Signs With Crown Publishing!


On Wednesday, Story Con Author Jason Gurley announced on his website that the rights to his breakout novel, Eleanor, had been acquired by Crown Publishing. You can read the full story over on Jason’s website.

EleanorJason has found huge success with, Eleanor, selling over 10,000 copies in his first few months of indie publishing, and he is excited to bring Eleanor to a larger market through a traditional publisher. Jason has gathered an a-list team to help him do just that. He is represented by agent Seth Fishman who also happens to be the agent for Ann Leckie, John Joseph Adams, and Randall Munroe. This summer freelance editor David Gatewood looked Eleanor up and down, and Crown Publishing, a division of Random House, is the publisher of The Martian, which also started as an indie book. If the advance is the measure of how much faith the publisher puts in the book, then Crown is backing Eleanor 110%. Jason said he was hyperventilating when he told his wife the sum.

Jason will be discussing Eleanor at 2:30 PM in the Columbian room during our On the Shoulders of Giants panel at Story Con and he will be doing a reading in the same room at 3:30 PM.



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Erik Wecks is a full time writer and blogger living in Vancouver, Washington. He is an author of both non-fiction and fiction, as has been a contributor to the GeekDad blog on and He writes on a wide range of topics. When not waxing poetic on various aspects of fiscal responsibility, he tends toward the geeky. When not poised over the keyboard, Erik loves to spend time with his family. He is married to an angel, Jaylene, who has taught him more than anyone else about true mercy and compassion. They are the parents of three wonderful girls. As a group they like swimming at the local pool, gardening, reading aloud, playing piano, and beating each other soundly at whatever table top game is handy.
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