Sphere has pre-empted a love story, Happiness for Humans by P Z Reizin, for a “healthy” six figures—and it has since been optioned for film by 20th Century Fox.
Deputy publisher Maddie West acquired world rights, excluding Germany and Italy, in two books from Clare Alexander at Aitken Alexander Associates, and will publish the first in September 2017.
The novel has sold in eight territories in the past week, with “huge ongoing” international interest. Grand Central has US rights.
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