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Black Sheep, the Education in Germany

Some of you might remember that I was told that an extract from Black Sheep appeared in a German exam. It was pretty cool, I thought, but the number one question was if I should've been paid for it.

Well, turns out they're reprinting it again--

Dear Sir or Madam, we are a German publishing house specialized in the publication of material for educational purposes. At the moment we are preparing our publication called Abitur Prüfungsaufgaben Englisch Grundkurs Gymnasium NRW which will be published in summer 2009 with a print run of 2000 copies, about 220 pp., € 8,95, publishing territory: Germany only. In this booklet edition we would like to reprint the enclosed text extract from “Black Sheep" by Ben Peek. London: Prime Books 2007, p. 9-11.

--and turns out I'll get paid this time.

Neat, huh?

(crossposted)

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angriest
Jun. 2nd, 2009 05:09 am (UTC)
That is beyond awesome.
ashamel
Jun. 2nd, 2009 05:13 am (UTC)
Very neat indeed.
robinpen
Jun. 2nd, 2009 05:16 am (UTC)
Now that's HEAPS better than getting an Australian SF award.
benpeek
Jun. 2nd, 2009 05:20 am (UTC)
lol
jack_ryder
Jun. 2nd, 2009 05:25 am (UTC)
Very cool.
lyndarama
Jun. 2nd, 2009 05:30 am (UTC)
You're the David Hasselhoff of Aus Spec Fic.

Lol.

And a big well done from me.
benpeek
Jun. 2nd, 2009 06:52 am (UTC)
thank you. i look forward to my night rider car.
lyndarama
Jun. 2nd, 2009 10:34 am (UTC)
Also, being paid is very good. Well done!
shadowsandice
Jun. 2nd, 2009 05:46 am (UTC)
: )
ataxi
Jun. 2nd, 2009 05:51 am (UTC)
Wow, that's great Ben. Hope you've tuned up the "social issues" content of Across The Seven Continents of the Underworld in anticipation of ongoing work as a provider of conflicted, issues-laden material for school exams and coursework!
benpeek
Jun. 2nd, 2009 06:52 am (UTC)
there is, actually, a nice chunk of it in there (mostly about early treatment of aboriginal people in aus). however, the book has to sell first, and there have been a few stumbling blocks in the last few months business wise.
ataxi
Jun. 2nd, 2009 07:07 am (UTC)
Yeah, fair enough. Oh well, free bucks for the win anyway.
benpeek
Jun. 2nd, 2009 07:09 am (UTC)
pretty much.
ironed_orchid
Jun. 2nd, 2009 06:28 am (UTC)
very cool
experimeditor
Jun. 2nd, 2009 10:58 am (UTC)
That seems fair, now. Are they paying you for the first go around?
benpeek
Jun. 2nd, 2009 11:37 am (UTC)
i suspect not, but i guess i'll see. they've gone thru prime so what you know i know.
experimeditor
Jun. 2nd, 2009 09:41 pm (UTC)
Eek!
(Anonymous)
Jun. 2nd, 2009 11:36 am (UTC)
Very cool. Are you paid Euros or Dollars?

A passerby
benpeek
Jun. 2nd, 2009 11:40 am (UTC)
euros, i believe.
benpeek
Jun. 2nd, 2009 11:40 am (UTC)
oh,a nd hi, long time no see. how's things been?
(Anonymous)
Jun. 2nd, 2009 01:18 pm (UTC)
Breathing my own air. Swimming in my own pond. Etc, etc.

I read your blog regularly. Just rarely post.

A passerby.
benpeek
Jun. 2nd, 2009 11:47 pm (UTC)
cool. well, good to see you again, man.
mondyboy
Jun. 2nd, 2009 12:22 pm (UTC)
Fantastic news.

Does this mean it will finally get published properly ;-)
mondyboy
Jun. 2nd, 2009 12:22 pm (UTC)
Well... the extract anyway.
benpeek
Jun. 2nd, 2009 12:27 pm (UTC)
yeah, guess so.
vampyrichamster
Jun. 2nd, 2009 04:13 pm (UTC)
Awesome! I mean, it was awesome enough they were using you for educational purposes, but getting paid does sweeten the deal.
benpeek
Jun. 2nd, 2009 11:47 pm (UTC)
yeah, though in fairness, it's not a whole lot. but i'm hoping that with a bit of exposure someone in germany will want to publish it whole...
kylaw
Jun. 2nd, 2009 11:30 pm (UTC)
I first encountered Shirley Jackson in a school's only anthology. Go you!

Nice extract, too, the opener.
benpeek
Jun. 2nd, 2009 11:48 pm (UTC)
i actually saw what they did with it, too. there was a pdf sent--a lot of it is cut down to get the first three to five pages in two. it's not so bad, i thought.
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