Diana Gabaldon signs book deal for 9th OUTLANDER book!
Exciting news in today's (October 3) New York Times: Diana Gabaldon has signed a book deal for Book 9 of the OUTLANDER series!
Ms. Gabaldon recently signed a multimillion-dollar book deal for the ninth novel in the series, with Ballantine Bantam Dell. Ms. Gabaldon’s literary agent, Russell Galen, said he waited more than a year to negotiate her new contract so that he could leverage the increased interest from the TV show. Mr. Galen wouldn’t disclose the exact amount of the deal, but said that the novel sold for more than $6 million -- more than twice the amount Ms. Gabaldon received for Book 8, in 2010.Congratulations, Diana!!
Please keep in mind that Diana has just barely started working on Book 9, and it takes her at least three or four years to write one of the Big Books. It will most likely be 2018 or 2019 before we see Book 9 in print. In the meantime, there's always time for another re-read of the series. <g>
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