I’m almost loathe to post this, since it only adds fuel to the whole self-publishing debate, but it is an interesting news item about an amazing accomplishment, so oh well.
The informative industry news resource, Publishers Marketplace reported that Kathleen McGowan sold The Magdalene Line series of three thrillers to Touchstone, Fireside in a deal that was described to be worth more than $500,000. The initial entry in the series will be The Expected One, a book that McGowan originally self-published. The agent in the deal was publishing legend Larry Kirshbaum. Foreign rights have also been sold in Italy, France, Holland, and Sweden.
That’s one score for the self-publishing crowd, I suppose.