A DIFFERENT APPROACH
AJ wrote Tommy Storm in early 2002 and self-published the book in 2006. With very little funds for marketing & no staff, the book relied on word-of-mouth for sales. A few months later, having sold c.3,000 copies, Quercus (a UK publisher) stepped in to purchase the rights to Tommy Storm and relaunched the book (with new cover) in March 2008. (Click here to learn more about the self-publishing story.)
Any persons interested in purchasing publishing or translation rights to Tommy Storm should contact Quercus Books (email: Roisin.Heycock@quercusbooks.co.uk tel: +44 207 291 2224)
If you are interested in acquiring the movie rights to Tommy Storm, please send $3.68 squillion to AJ Healy or, if that's not an option, call Mary O'Dwyer on +353-87-241-2845 or email Mary at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Big thanks go to the following (very special) people for reading early editions of Tommy Storm & The Galactic Knight and making helpful comments...
AJ would also like to thank many, many people for helping him with producing and marketing the self-published, first edition of Tommy Storm.
Particular thanks to...
|MF||for being so darn great|
|Ronan Healy||for helping with everything (check out Ro's event management company at www.catapult.ie)|
|Nikki Walsh||for all the encouragement|
|Vanessa Harris||for pricking my bubbles of pomposity, eking out potential rude words & helping me to cut the waffle|
|Nicola Carthy||for the illustrations (read more about Nicola here)|
And big thanks to...
Professor Declan xxKiberd
|Marco Herbst||David Ganly||Maria Dickenson|
|Peter Duggan||Richard Pike||Liza Pullman||Derek Hughes|
|Alan Smyth||Charlotte Hayward||Kerri Nolan||Sile Allen||Nelson Liu|
|Nicola Carthy||Jessica Elliott||Lena Tiernan||Chara Nagle||Michael Killeen|
|Sam Hill||Russell Elliott||Lorraine Brennan||Clem Wilson||Thomas Conway|
|Bride Rosney||Maija Roughan||Ed Miller||Dick Mulvey||Tricky|
|Shane O'Flynn||Sylvia Bond||Hazel Larkin||Feargal Fitzpatrick||Eamonn Tynan|
|Nelson Luk||Grainne Killeen||Michael Killeen||Louise Craig||Gavan Duffy|
|James Murray||Emily O'Sullivan||Michael Healy||David Duane||Harry Brophy|
|Mark Spain||Alistair Payne||Hugh Carroll||Orla McSweeney||Suzy Jenvey|
|Sinead Spain||John Fitzpatrick||Mary Ryder||Robert Caskie|
|Mum||Stefan Van Engen||Robert Roughan||Derick Mulvey|
|Tony Duggan||Louise Daly|
|Marianne Gunn xxO'Connor|
(c) 2009 AJ Healy