Just a few short days ago I told y’all about Steve Hamilton’s dispute with his publisher that ultimately led to the buyout of his publishing contract. He signed with a new publisher less than a week later. In that post I mentioned that his new book (which will start a new series) will now be released next year.
But there’s more to the story now. It was just announced yesterday that Lionsgate has purchased the film rights to the first book that could end up being a series on the big screen. Think about that. He’d written some great books for St. Martin’s for nearly two decades and never once did we get wind of a movie deal, and he signs with a new publisher and immediately gets one. That’s pretty remarkable. It also doesn’t hurt that his agent (who bought out his previous contract) also happens to be a prominent screenwriter. And Nina Jacobson is already attached to the project. She’s done The Hunger Games movies.
Steve Hamilton is simply on a roll. And I imagine his forthcoming book will become a bestseller.
Have you ever heard anything happening quite like this in such a short amount of time? I know I haven’t.
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That is pretty darn remarkable. I’m wondering how long they may have been working on a screenplay before all this drama went down? Or did they take advantage of the media spotlight? Would a renowned producer like Jacobson attach that quickly? Or was it in the works, but not in the media, before Hamilton left St. Martin’s? I know you probably don’t know these answers, but it’s just something I’m thinking about.
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Yikes. Steve Hamilton follows me on Twitter, but we’re not best buds.
Haha! Really? Interesting.
He knows a fine writer when he sees one.
Interesting. Change is often very good (though scary maybe).
Seems to have worked out well for him.
That’s pretty fantastic. It’s amazing what a switch can do!
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