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Monsterland Tour: Guest Excerpt and Giveaway


From Michael Okon:

I wrote Monsterland and self-published it in 2015. My mom is my publicity manager and she blitzed the bloggers with my book. That fall I was reading a book called Selling a Screenplay by Syd Field. In the book, there was an entertainment attorney named Susan Grode who seemed very knowledgeable about the publishing and film industry. I told myself, when I receive my first contract, I’m going to reach out to her to see if she could help me. About two months later, I received a post on Facebook from an agent in London who asked to represent me. I said sure and asked him to send me a contract. I emailed Susan and introduced myself and mentioned that I had someone who wanted to rep me and I was hoping she could read this contract. She told me before I sign with this London agent, why don’t I meet her friend in Brooklyn, an agent named Nick Mullendore with Vertical Ink Literary Agency. I met Nick for lunch and he signed me that day as his client. That evening, Susan brought me on as her client as well. Nick began trying to sell my book Monsterland to the big publishers and, as expected, it was rejected. Throughout his attempts of selling, he had a call with a film agent and he was pitching her a romance novel. She said she wasn’t really into romance and was looking for something with monsters. He sent her my book Monsterland, she read it over a weekend, and we had a call that Monday. She told Nick and me if we get the book published, she will get it into a producer’s hands to make into a film. Nick found a publisher called WordFire Press owned by Kevin J. Anderson, who has written all the Star Wars and Dune canon books. WordFire signed me to a two-book deal for Monsterland. After the deal was signed, my film agent did what she promised and got my book into the hands of a billion-dollar grossing producer who is now shopping my book to certain studios.  In two years, I went from a self-published author, to a published author with a literary agent, an entertainment attorney, a film agent, a two-book publishing deal, a publicist, and a producer who is interested in turning my book to a film.

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2 winners will receive a signed finished copy of MONSTERLAND, US Only.

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Tour Schedule:

Week One:

10/30/2017- Owl Always Be ReadingExcerpt

10/30/2017- AbooktropolisReview


10/31/2017- Books,Dreams,LifeSpotlight

10/31/2017- Texan Girl ReadsReview


11/1/2017- Reese's ReviewsGuest Post

11/1/2017- Under the Book CoverReview


11/2/2017- Dazzled by BooksExcerpt

11/2/2017- A Gingerly ReviewReview


11/3/2017- Twirling Book PrincessExcerpt

11/3/2017- Birdie BookwormReview


Week Two:

11/6/2017- Books at DawnGuest Post

11/6/2017- Don't Judge, ReadReview


11/7/2017- BookHounds YAInterview

11/7/2017- Adventures Thru WonderlandReview


11/8/2017- Savings in SecondsSpotlight

11/8/2017- NoveltiesReview


11/9/2017- Sweet Southern HomeReview

11/9/2017- Twisted Book JunkieReview


11/10/2017- ParajunkeeInterview

11/10/2017- The Midnight SocietyReview

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