The New York Times reports that self-epublishing sensation Amanda Hocking has landed a four-book deal with St. Martin’s Press, a traditional publisher.
The new series will be called “Watersong.” The Times reports that the bidding went over $2 million for world English rights. No comment yet from St. Martin's.
Hocking, 26, made headlines for selling more than a million copies as a self-epublished author. Three of her self-epublished young adult paranormals appeared on the USA Today top 50 bestseller list.
On her blog, the epublishing trailblazer explained why she sought a deal with a traditional publisher.
“I want to be a writer. I do not want to spend 40 hours a week handling e-mails, formatting covers, finding editors, etc. Right now, being me is a full-time corporation.”