Oh, right! Getting publishing deals!
Author Miranda Dickinson was one of 3 authors who have put their work on Authonomy to get a book deal from a real live publishing company. She wrote (is writing?) Travels With My Teapot, Or Tea Ladies Arise!, a wonderfully British sci fi comedy a la Douglas Adams (but more feminine). Congratulations, and I can’t wait to see it in print so I can read the whole thing!