Indie Author Sells Movie Rights to Book to Big-Name Studio, Producer

From (Fox, Ridley Scott nab film rights to self-published sci-fi series):

As traditional book publishers are increasingly signing up self-published authors, Hollywood studios are also looking to self-published books for their next blockbuster. Last month, Universal Studios and Focus Features acquired the film rights to erotic trilogy “Fifty Shades of Grey,” which was self-published before being snapped up by Random House’s Vintage. Now 20th Century Fox has acquired the film rights to “Wool,” a five-part science-fiction series by Hugh Howey.



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