Interesting post on two-book deals. I’d like to know if the same sentiments would hold if the situation was NOT for a sequel… I had a writing teacher advise not to accept a two-book deal, but maybe that’s coming from a person established and with a high profile. New writers are at the mercy of the publishers and on the face of it, a two- or even three-book contract looks fabulous, but it may not be. What if the first book flies, then you are locked in to a contract and can’t negotiate a better advance/royalty structure. Equally, if the first book sinks then you may not get an offer for the next book. Oh the agonies of the publishing world.