Last night, Mahalo CTO Mark Jeffrey announced that Harper Collins is going to publish the first book of his Max Quick series, entitled The Pocket and The Pendant.
“A lifelong dream has come true,” Jeffrey said in a blog post announcing the news. “I’ve known this was coming for a few weeks now, but the reality of it finally hit today, and it is amazing.”
This is a one-book deal. “In this financial climate, publishers are very risk-averse, whis is why they didn’t go for the series: the want to see what book one will do first,” says Jeffrey. The book will be released in hardcover in the spring of 2011 and Jeffrey will be going on a multi-city tour after its release.
The first time I met Jeffrey–at a New Year’s Eve party at Paige Craig’s house, of course–Jeffrey was carrying a backpack full of copies of this same book. He let me page through one and we spent some time talking about it. It was endearing to watch him watch the book like a hawk. This series is his brainchild and I’m glad that Harper Collins has chosen to make the investment. They won’t be disappointed: there is a reason why the book has been downloaded over two million times since it was first released in 2007.
Congratulations, Mark. You’ve earned it. Don’t you dare leave us hanging for book three much longer.
Curious? Re-writes and edits are in the works, but the original book one and two of the Max Quick series are available from maxquickseries.com–they’re only there until this weekend, so hurry if you don’t want to sit around waiting until 2011!