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 MarketplaceÂ reported that KathleenÂ 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 McGowanÂ originally self-published. TheÂ 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.Â