Here is so good, and possibly interesting, news.
I've sold the TV option to my book to Daybreak – Mentorn. This means that they can shop around the TV channels and try to persuade them that a TV series based on my book would be a good idea. The chances of this happening are incredibly slim, but one lives in hope.
But, I hear you ask, how does this tie in with the fact that my book and blog are under a Creative Commons license – surely anyone can film something based around my writing? This is true, the license that I use means that people may make derivative works, as long as it is not for profit.
By selling the option to make a 'for profit' TV programme I'm not removing any of the Creative Commons license. This is another great thing about a CC license, it doesn't remove any ability to sell my own work or stop me from letting people use my work for profit reasons.
So I'd like to thank Mentorn for accepting that the book is under a Creative Commons license and that they won't go suing people who make non-profit films.
And now I sit here with my fingers crossed.
Oh yes, and I also have a publisher in America as well – so there should be an American version of Blood, Sweat and Tea coming out later this year. I obviously hope that they want to fly me out there to do publicity. They also appreciate the CC license – more news on this later.
And there may be a BBC Radio thing coming up – which would be fun.