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.
Jason 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.