In the recent interview IR did with Alan Sepinwall, we asked if there had been any interest in his book, “The Revolution was Televised”, from a traditional publisher.
Alan answered, “Yes, I tried to go the traditional route about a year ago. There wasn’t much interest at the time. I got one offer, but it seemed like a half-hearted one where the publisher didn’t seem to believe there’d be much of an audience for the book, and where they wanted something other than what I was pitching.
What a difference a year–and a glowing review in The New York Times makes.
As reported yesterday by Dave Itzkoff in his post, “Stay Tuned: A Self-Published Book About TV Gets a Major Publishing Pick-Up“, the best selling indie title was picked up by the Touchstone imprint of Simon & Schuster.
Touchstone is planning its release of “The Revolution Was Televised” shortly, with a paperback edition planned for the early spring and an e-book edition possibly coming earlier.