02 April 2018

A Publishing Deal for "Shoot Straight Tommies! - The untold story of Josef Jakobs, last person executed in the Tower of London

The History Press (UK)
Great news! The History Press has agreed to publish my manuscript on Josef Jakobs! It's been a very long journey to reach this point, and it's not over yet.

The manuscript is a bit of a ragtag thing at the moment with dangling footnotes, unincorporated notes and formatting issues. It needs an index, a table of contents, images, image captions and a few other things.

Luckily, a friend and fellow author has been through the process twice - once with Amberley Press and once with The History Press, so I have a solid guide who is providing very (VERY) helpful advice as I begin this publication marathon. I am reminding myself that it is a marathon... not a sprint... so I need to pace myself and plug away at resolving the manuscript issues noted above.

As I look farther down the road, I also see a fair bit of promotion and marketing in my future. But again... it's a marathon... not a sprint... and I need to keep my attention focused on the immediate journey. Tidying up the manuscript, tracking down images... and the rest will unfold.






2 comments:

cheryl becker said...

Hey Gigi, that sounds terrific! Fran and I congratulate you on having the drive and utmost perseverance to have made it this far; like you said it’s still a marathon but one that results in a heck of a lot of self satisfaction for not only yourself but your family as well. Kudos!
Cheryl & Fran

Giselle Jakobs said...

Thanks Cheryl!!! It's definitely been a long journey and I'm looking forward to this next phase. And waiting for the downhill part where I can coast a bit... maybe!