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17-Year-Old Writer Gets Three-Book Deal

17-year-old novelist Beth Reekles has landed a three-book deal with Random House Children’s Books Delacorte Press imprint. They will publish The Kissing Booth on April 9th as an eBook and a trade paperback on May 14th.

You can still sample that YA novel at Wattpad. Publisher Beverly Horowitz negotiated the deal with RHCP UK rights director Bronwen Bennie. The deal includes a as-yet-untitled sequel to The Kissing Booth. Here’s more from the release:

Reekles, who lives with her parents in South Wales and is currently studying for her A level exams, began writing at fourteen using an old laptop her father had given her to do her homework. She wanted to write stories for kids her own age who, like her, had grown tired of books about “vampires and werewolves.” Her parents had no idea what she was up to, and were shocked to realize just what a large following their daughter’s writing had gained.

(Author photo via Wattpad)

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Wattpad Counts 10 Million Uploads

Digital publishing community Wattpad now counts ten million uploads.

Members of the community upload one million new pieces on a monthly basis. Back in August 2011, the site reached one million site users. Several Wattpad writers, including book blogger Brittany Geragotelis and UK novelist Beth Reekles, have landed book deals with traditional publishing houses.

In an email announcement, product marketing manager Amy Martin shared the company’s next goal: “Given current growth rates we’re only looking at another three years until we reach 129 million uploads. That’s our next target because according to engineers working on the Google Books project it’s the total number of unique books that have been published worldwide since the advent of printing.”