British 'indie' author signs six-figure US deal

British 'indie' author signs six-figure US deal

A self-published British author based in Norfolk has bagged “a good six-figure deal” ahead of Frankfurt with US publisher Grand Central Publishing.

The author’s agent, Lorella Belli, sold world English rights to bestselling ‘indie’ author Kirsty Moseley’s next two novels: Fighting to be Free and Worth Fighting For to Grand Central, a division of the Hachette Book Group. The novels are due to be published in print and digital in March and Autumn 2016 respectively.

UK rights are currently being negotiated.

Fighting to be Free was first published by Wattpad and has attracted 5.7 million reads online. It is a coming-of-age story, set in the US, following characters Jamie Cole, 18, and Ellie Pearce, 17, and opens with Jamie’s release from juvenile detention where he served time for murder.

Kirsty Moseley has six self-published romance novels to her name, selling 720,000 copies since 2012. Her debut novel was The Boy Who Sneaks in My Bedroom Window, a Top 10 finalist in the 2012 Goodreads’ Choice Awards and which has now sold close to 250,000 copies over its lifetime to date.