Simon & Schuster’s Gallery Books has signed Anna Todd‘s Wattpad sensation After. The three-part story has garnered more than 800 million reads and regularly trends on Twitter, YouTube and Instagram.
Here is more about the series from the Wattpad page: “This ongoing trilogy tells the story of Tessa Young, an optimistic freshman at Washington State University, and the dark, troubled guy who has stolen her heart. After is reading that you can’t get enough of: a story as addictive as TV with new chapters added every few days.”
The publisher will publish the series of books in both eBook and print editions. The first title in the series will come out this fall, and the second and third books are slated for early 2015. ”Anna used Wattpad’s mobile and social storytelling features to captivate millions of readers with After,” stated Jennifer Bergstrom, Publisher of Gallery Books. ”We are thrilled to be able to reach an even broader audience in book form.”
United Talent Agency is representing the film and television rights to the series. The original fanfiction will remain on Wattpad.