Biggest hit at the school book fair…check.
Book picked up by major publishing house to be distributed worldwide…check.
The blogosphere going nuts over your book (hate or love), either way boosting it to popularity that would never be achieved otherwise…check.
Book getting picked up by Fox for adaptation into a movie…check.
Via Hollywood Reporter:
“Soon enough Harper Collins picked up the book, which came out in November and quickly became a hit. But initially, Fox, which is like Harper Collins is owned by News Corp., and its book scouts passed on the title. But when the book hit the town last week, garnering heavy interest from multiple parties, Fox stepped back in and took the book off the table. The deal was in the low-to-mid six figures. “
I had two california burritos yesterday and my stomach still hurts. Your move, Alex.