WE GOT A BOOK DEAL!!!

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So guys, we got there: we have a book deal – in fact we have several.

It turns out that publishers are like buses. You wait forever and then they all come at once.

I’ve been desperate to tell you but was waiting for it to be made official – which happened yesterday when a press release was sent out -ABOUT ME!! More details here

In August we got offered a UK book deal (with Picador, the publishers of Bridget Jones)  then everyone wanted to get in on the act;  publishers snapped it up in France, Germany, Sweden, Holland, Spain… And the offers keep coming in. The latest countries are Lithuania and Taiwan. I am going to be made in Taiwan! How nuts is that?

I am stunned and delighted and relieved and quite emotional. I flip between bouncing off the walls with excitement (and champagne) to feeling so overwhelmed I have to put myself to bed for the day.

It’s a dream come true. But you all know that.

Back in March 2014 I had a book cover on my Secret vision board – but I don’t put this success down to The Secret, I put it down to the mind-altering amounts of work I have done on the book over the last two years, not to mention all the terrifying, embarrassing, soul-searching stuff I did during the blog. I put it down to the magic of you cheering me on throughout. And family and friends who have put up with me and supported me, financially and otherwise, on what’s been a very long road.

So at the risk of getting all Gwyneth at the Oscars I want to say thank you to everyone. I feel like this book belongs to all of us and I hope we can have a lot of fun with it.

Annoyingly it doesn’t come out until next September but Jesus, the whole thing has already taken 85 million years longer than I’d hoped, so what’s a bit longer?

And there’s going to be a lot more exciting news before then – because it’s not just book offers I’m getting…

HA HA! LOOK, I’M LEAVING YOU ON AN EASTENDERS CLIFF HANGER!!

LOVE TO YOU

MX

PS mum just came in to tell me she’s celebrating the good news by turning the heating on. We’re really letting things go to our heads over here.

33 thoughts on “WE GOT A BOOK DEAL!!!

  1. Louize

    Fantastic news! Can’t wait to read it! Funny was just thinking I hadn’t heard from you for a while only this morning! Spooky

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      1. Karen Bird

        At last. Congratulations and more well deserved.
        So all that blood sweat and tears have paid off.
        I’m very pleased for you, it’s made my day hearing from you.
        I will be moving next week into the unknown with a new puppy
        and thanks to you I’ve taken the chance of a new chapter in my life
        Continue the good work.

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        1. Marianne Power Post author

          Thank you, Karen. Where are you moving to? Tell me more – good luck with everything. Be brave. New chapters are scary but good. Keep in touch. xx

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    1. Marianne Power Post author

      Thank you Susan! Dancing down under… I love it. Thank you for being such a great cheerleader throughout all of it – it meant such a lot. xx

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  2. Helen

    Congratulations. Such great news. You’re an inspiration – you believed in something and kept doggedly on even when times weren’t so easy. Well done. I’ve loved reading your posts – they’ve been insightful and entertaining. Can’t wait to hear what the next bit of new is.

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    1. Marianne Power Post author

      Thank you Helen – it felt very dogged!!! But worth it now, thank god. How are you? Thanks for the lovely words – I’ll be blogging more regularly from now on.

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  3. Maria

    Well done Marianne, I have followed you from the beginning.

    So great to hear of your success. I wish you all the best, you deserve it.

    Maria

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    1. Marianne Power Post author

      Thank you very much, Maria. It’s lovely to hear you’ve been reading since the beginning. More to come… x

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  4. Rebecca Coleman

    I’m sure we decided about 3 years ago at one of Claire’s parties who would play you in the film but now I can’t remember who we settled on!

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  5. Sue Faldo

    So very pleased for you I know what a traumatic few years it’s been for you! At last a light at the end of the tunnel and not just a light a huge bright shining starlight. You deserve it and may you now go from strength to strength. Well done!
    SueX ( Sarah’s mum)

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    1. Marianne Power Post author

      Thank you Sue – 2016 was a bad one but we got through it. Thank you for your support. xx

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  6. Amanda Alexander

    Oh. My. God! You did it Marianne! So MASSIVELY MASSIVELY happy for you, proud for you and doing whoop whoops around the room here. I can’t wait to see who plays you in the film xxxx

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    1. Marianne Power Post author

      Thank you Amanda – we got there in the end!!! Lovely to hear from you. I’ve been doing a lot of whooping too. I hope you are well. xxx

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  7. una

    Fantastic, reminding of this quote I saw recently
    “Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.” — Thomas Edison
    You never gave up. Congrats.

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    1. Marianne Power Post author

      Oh Una I love this quote. Thank you. I didn’t give up, it’s true. It was never even an option – even when things were hard. Lovely to hear from you. I hope you are well.

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  8. paul

    Marianne (or Bette Midler as you still are in my phone contacts – remember……??? !!)

    Just saw your message and so, so pleased for you………..lots to say and ask and from here I’ll contact Rebecca and see if we cant get together. Have thought of you often and this is just great news

    Much Love

    Paul

    Xx

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  9. Rosie Gray

    Congratulations Marianne. So delighted to hear it all came right in the end. Get ready now for fame and maybe a little bit of fortune. xxx

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