Young-adult novelist and book blogger Brittany Geragotelis has inked a deal with Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers to re-launch her self-published title, Life’s a Witch. In addition, Simon & Schuster will publish a sequel to the book and a prequel in three eBook installments.
The deal was negotiated by publisher Justin Chanda and Marsal Lyon Literary Agency’s Kevan Lyon. Senior editor Alexandra Cooper will edit. Geragotelis (pictured, via) released Life’s a Witch as a free serial eBook on Wattpad, drawing more than 18 million readers. She also published Life’s a Witch as a print-on-demand paperback book through CreateSpace/Amazon.
Here’s more from the release: “Simon & Schuster will follow up by publishing this prequel as a book in December 2012. Then Life’s a Witch will be relaunched in Fall 2013, and the sequel to Life’s a Witch will be published in Fall 2014.”
In an interview with mediabistro.com, Grand Central publisher Jamie Raab outlined what traditional publishers have to offer beyond self-publishing. What do you think?