Like Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy and The Gabriel's series who started as twilight fanfiction ( The Master of the universe & The University of Edward Masen ) ..a new 'Twilight' Fanfiction called the Office has scored a two-book deal with Simon & Schuster and is scheduled for publication on Feb. 12 , 2013 :) and a sequel is scheduled for publication on May 28, 2013.
The Hollywood Reporter reports that One of the first breakout online fanfiction hits based on Twilight "The Office" has scored a two-book deal with Simon & Schuster..
The Office, which reimagined the Edward Cullen-Bella Swan relationship as a steamy love/hate romance between a boss and his assistant, was one of the pioneers of the Twilight fanfic genre, generating more than two million downloads, before being taken offline by the author in 2009.
Beautiful Bastard, a reworked version of The Office written by Christina Hobbs and Lauren Billings under the pen name Christina Lauren, is scheduled for publication on Feb. 12, 2013. A sequel, Beautiful Stranger, will be released on May 28, 2013.
Simon & Schuster’s Gallery imprint bought the rights to the story in a pre-emptive situation for what insiders describe as a “substantial” advance.
Beatiful Bastard is the first project to make the leap from fanfic directly to traditional publishing without an intermediary step.
"The Office paved the way for Fifty Shades and a thousand other imitators. It turned fanfiction's "porn without plot" into porn as plot, peopling Twilight's basic plot structure with sexually voracious, assertive and snarky adults," says Anne Jamison, a professor at the University of Utah, who studies fanfic.
Beautiful Bastard tells the story of the whip-smart Chloe Mills, an intern at a company who is about to earn her MBA and embark on successful career, but finds her herself caught up in a steamy love/hate relationship with her “exacting, blunt inconsiderate” boss Bennett Ryan.
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