Posts tagged Wool
Hugh Howey discusses movie deal and indie success
March 5, 2013 | 2:51 pm
By now, the success of indie author Hugh Howey has been widely publicized, including here on TeleRead. Howey wrote Wool, a book split into five novellas set in a dystopian future. Read Joanna Cabot’s review of the Wool Omnibus here. Howey recently did a radio interview with Orla Barry of The Green Room on Newstalk, during which he discussed his deal with movie director Ridley Scott (Prometheus, Black Hawk Down), who bought the movie rights to the book. Howey also discusses the rise in popularity of Wool. Howey didn’t expect Wool to take off the way it did, gaining steam without much marketing on...
Rumor: Ridley Scott optioning self-published Amazon bestseller movie rights
May 14, 2012 | 4:49 am
How popular is self-published fiction becoming? Apparently popular enough to draw major Hollywood attention. Gossip site Deadline reports that the production company of Ridley (Prometheus, Bladerunner) and Tony (Top Gun) Scott is in the process of snagging the movie rights to the self-published dystopian SF novel Wool by Hugh Howey. Wool seems to be a very popular novel; the Amazon Best Sellers Rank is currently #103 on the Kindle Store paid chart (though I expect it will be well back into the top 100 by sometime tomorrow based on publicity from this story), #1 in “High Tech” science fiction...