Self-publishing success Hugh Howey has sold film rights to his science fiction series Wool to 20th Century Fox. The author turned down a number of offers from American publishers after his multi-part series began selling briskly online and, instead, was focusing on selling foreign rights, along with film rights, to his work. The Fox deal has also closed alongside a major UK rights acquisition, with Wool, as well as Howey's Shift Trilogy, selling to British house Century at auction. - PW
I hope you'll stop by #INDIEchat tonight to discuss short stories with Hugh Howey!
Day: TONIGHT, Tuesday, July 24th
Time: 9pm - 10pm EST
Where: on Twitter, follow the #indiechat hashtag
If you've never joined a twitter chat before, it's easy: just log on to twitter and follow the #indiechat hashtag. Things can move pretty fast in #indiechat (lots of people joining the conversation), so I usually use tweetchat - it works the same as twitter (just log in and follow #indiechat), but it automatically adds the hashtag at the end of your messages, making sure you stay part of the conversation, and highlights when people respond to your tweets.