Wool by Hugh Howey, a self-published title and current bestseller, was purchased by Century after a bidding war. Twentieth Century Fox will be making the movie.
Wool is described as "a high-concept novel set in a stark future; the air outside is no longer breathable, so the last community on Earth lives underground in an enormous silo". Since the author self-published Wool on Amazon.com, it has sold 140,000 copies through e-book within six months, and attracted 600 five-star reviews on the site, according to Century. The self-published edition is currently on sale on Amazon.com for $4.97, and on Amazon.co.uk for £3.08. Century's own e-book edition of Wool will beavailable from June.Read the rest here: Century wins latest self-publishing sensation