Book That Began as Twilight Fan Fiction Lands ‘Substantial’ Book Deal

By Jason Boog Comment

Christina Hobbs and Lauren Billings have landed a “substantial” book deal with Simon & Schuster’s Gallery imprint for Beautiful Bastard–a repurposed version of the fan fiction hit, The Office.

The book will be released in February, published under the pen name, Christina Lauren. Hobbs and Billings (pictured) share a blog called Swoontini. The pair are represented by Holly Root from the Waxman Leavell Literary Agency.

The Hollywood Reporter had the scoop: The Office, which reimagined the Edward Cullen-Bella Swan relationship as a steamy love/hate romance between a boss and his assistant, was one of the pioneers of the Twilight fanfic genre, generating more than two million downloads, before being taken offline by the author in 2009.”

Twilight fan fiction made headlines earlier this year as E. L. James found blockbuster success with her repurposed Twilight fan fiction. Follow this link to read about the fan fiction history of Fifty Shades of Grey.

In August, indie romance novelist Sylvain Reynard landed a deal with Penguin Group’s Berkley imprint for Gabriel’s Inferno and Gabriel’s Rapture, a series that began as Twilight fan fiction. Follow this link to explore that book’s fan fiction history. (Via Jane L.)