Jennifer Probst, The Marriage Bargain, Fiction, Gallery Books, Simon & Schuster
Gallery Books has announced a three-book deal with bestselling e-book author Jennifer Probst. THE MARRIAGE BARGAIN, the first book in the deal, has been released immediately as a Gallery e-book.
Entangled Publishing released the first print edition of THE MARRIAGE BARGAIN on September 4, 2012, with all reprints being published by Gallery Books. The second and third books in the series, THE MARRIAGE TRAP and THE MARRIAGE MISTAKE, will follow in both e-book and print editions from Gallery. THE MARRIAGE TRAP will publish on October 2, 2012 and THE MARRIAGE MISTAKE on November 6, 2012.
THE MARRIAGE BARGAIN e-book, originally published by Entangled Publishing, has sold more than a half-million copies in six months and has spent more than 20 weeks on the New York Times bestsellers list.
The story follows an impulsive bookstore owner who gets wrapped up in the plans of a billionaire who doesn’t believe in marriage but needs to marry in order to inherit his father’s corporation.
Louise Burke, Executive Vice President and Publisher of Gallery Books, said: “We are thrilled to welcome Jennifer Probst to Gallery Books where we intend to expand her readership even further. She’s the perfect writer for Gallery, where we strive to showcase emerging new voices in fiction.”
The deal, which includes world rights, was negotiated by Lauren McKenna, Executive Editor at Gallery Books and Editorial Director of PocketStar with Kevan Lyon of the Marsal Lyon Literary Agency LLC.
Gallery Books is an imprint dedicated to publishing a wide variety of must-read books on a wide array of topics. The imprint was designed to showcase established voices and to introduce emerging new ones—in both fiction and nonfiction, and across a variety of genres. Some of Gallery Books’ bestselling titles include Gunn’s Golden Rules by Tim Gunn, Are You There, Vodka? It’s Me Chelsea by Chelsea Handler, Uncharted TerriTORI by Tori Spelling, Fairy Tale Interrupted by RoseMarie Terenzio, and Left Neglected by Lisa Genova. Upcoming titles include Marilu Henner’s Total Memory Makeover and The Meryl Streep Movie Club by Mia March.
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