Simon & Shuster has acquired USA Today Bestselling author Alice Clayton’s WALLBANGER and THE REDHEAD SERIES, at auction in a major four-book deal, on behalf of Omnific Publishing, facilitated by Pamela Harty of The Knight Agency
DALLAS, Feb. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ — Simon & Schuster has acquired rights to publish four of USA Today bestselling author Alice Clayton’s incredibly popular books WALLBANGER and THE REDHEAD SERIES, at auction in a four-book deal on behalf of Omnific Publishing. The major deal was facilitated by Pamela Harty of The Knight Agency.
All of the titles were purchased for Simon & Schuster’s Gallery imprint by Senior Editor Micki Nuding and will be published in e-book and trade paperback formats. The digital release is to occur immediately, with print release to follow in the next few months. World and audio rights were also acquired by Gallery. The deal came about after months of dynamic sales in both digital and print outlets, with the titles consistently staying in the Amazon Top 100, and over 150,000 copies sold to date. In addition, Michelle Weiner of CAA is representing the film/television rights to WALLBANGER. She has already fielded multiple inquiries, the title generating significant Hollywood buzz among highly sought after screenwriters and producers.
Omnific Publishing President, Elizabeth Harper, is excited to announce the deal: “Alice’s talent knows no bounds—her funny, sexy, irreverent writing style has addicted readers for years, and I have always known she would find this level of success.” Having started Omnific Publishing with a goal of bringing talented new authors to the forefront of the publishing world, she is thrilled to have their second sale to a traditional publisher in the last year. “Omnific’s third anniversary is on Valentine’s Day 2013—there is no better way to celebrate, than to see one of our debut authors make the transition to a publisher like Simon & Schuster. It’s yet another dream come true—for Alice and for Omnific.”
Alice Clayton’s success is a testament to the talent and variety that blossomed from the same Twilight fanfiction community that embraced and fostered FIFTY SHADES OF GREY, GABRIEL’S INFERNO, and BEAUTIFUL BASTARD. Clayton’s humorous approach to erotica is an uplifting detour from the darker stories that have dominated the best-seller lists in the last year. Currently in production on the reality travel show “Have Boobs, Will Travel,” and co-host of the hit podcast “Not Your Mother’s Podcast,” Alice is an entertainer at heart, and her books reflect her innate creative talent.
About Alice Clayton:
Alice Clayton is a new novelist with an unholy love for her Kitchenaid mixer. Making her home in St Louis, she enjoys gardening but not weeding, baking but not cleaning up afterwards, and is trying desperately to get her long-time boyfriend to make her an honest woman. And let her have a Bernese Mountain dog.
Alice has penned three novels, the USA Today bestseller Wallbanger, as well as The Unidentified Redhead and The Redhead Revealed. She is hard at work on the third book in The Redhead Series which will be released in January 2014, continuing the saucy and sexual escapades of everyone’s favorite couple, Jack and Grace.
Alice always has a few irons in the fire, and most recently she helped to create “Have Boobs, Will Travel“, a travel show produced by and starring actor Greg Grunberg, blogger Brittany Gibbons, actress Keili Lefkovitz and Alice herself. Alice also loves spending time with her besties on “Not Your Mother’s Podcast,” available on iTunes.
About Omnific Publishing:
Omnific Publishing, founded in 2009, is an independent publisher of romantic fiction that breaks the mold of traditional romance with stories that excite, inspire, amuse, and amaze. Omnific publishes fresh, contemporary voices that speak to the modern sensibilities of today’s readers–smart romance for smart women.
About The Knight Agency:
Founded in 1996, The Knight Agency is one of the most successful boutique agencies in the country with more than 30 New York Times bestsellers in the past two years. Collectively, the Knight Agency team has sold more than 2,000 titles to a broad spectrum of houses. Areas of fiction expertise include women’s, romance, young adult, literary, mystery, fantasy, science fiction, and multicultural and inspirational/religious fiction, as well as nonfiction, narrative nonfiction, self-help, health, and financial/business titles.
For more information about Alice Clayton, please visit www.aliceclayton.com
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