James Frey Lands Publisher (or vice versa)

The press rarely reports on book deals in the making, so the amount of blow-by-blow coverage of James Frey shopping a six-book YA series is amazing.

But then, this wasn’t a run-of-the mill book deal. The film rights to the first book in the sold for a “high six figures” to Transformers director Michael Bay. MTV, based on the synopsis alone, has already declared that Frey has a Twilight-type hit in the making. At first, the book was shopped anonymously, adding a touch of intrigue.

It still remained to be seen who the publisher would be. Today, the NYT reports that HarperCollins Children’s Books bought the rights to I Am Number Four.

No word on pub date.

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