Self-published novelist Jamie McGuire has inked a deal with Simon & Schuster’s Atria imprint to publish her bestselling romance, Beautiful Disaster.
That book is currently ranked No.1 on our Self-Published Bestsellers List and has sold more than 200,000 copies. Atria will publish the eBook now with a trade paperback coming out in August. In addition, Atria bought the rights to Walking Disaster, the sequel to her novel.
Rebecca Watson from Valerie Hoskins Associates (the same agency that represented E. L. James for Fifty Shades of Grey) negotiated the deal with Atria editor Amy Tannenbaum. McGuire self-published her fourth novel last May.
Here’s more about the book, from the release: “Filled with romance, passion, and unexpected twists, BEAUTIFUL DISASTER is the story of a young woman who has escaped a painful past only to find herself torn between two men: one who represents safety and security, and another who seems likely to pull her back toward danger. McGuire’s highly anticipated next novel, WALKING DISASTER, will continue this story from a different and surprising point of view.”
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