I just wanted you to know that I just got back from my trip to New York to meet with publishers about our upcoming book, “Living on a Dollar a Day.” While there, I met with three publishers and a prospective literary agent. The three publishers all found our proposal quite compelling. The literary agent that I met with is a top notch agent and has worked in and around Manhattan for some years. She would like to see the next iteration of the proposal and had some suggestions for me. It’s not clear whether she’ll take this on as a project, but she certainly found it very worthy and timely because of all of the things that are happening in the world. This is all good news, but I anticipate that finding the right publisher and cutting the best deal possible will take at least two or three visits to New York, so bear with us. I also plan to contact publishers in and around the San Francisco Bay Area.
For now, I am going to update our book proposal and talk to some additional agents. At many of the big publishing houses, they won’t even meet with you unless you have an agent, so this is a work in progress. I thought, however, I would give you an update on how our first trip to New York went. That’s it for now.