A decade after Tor published his first novel, Scalzi's committed to writing 10 adult and 3 young adult novels for Tor over the next ten years.
This. Is. Great.
Patrick Nielsen Hayden, the executive editor for Tor, said the decision was an easy one. While Mr. Scalzi has never had a "No. 1 best seller," he said, "he backlists like crazy."
"One of the reactions of people reading a John Scalzi novel is that people go out and buy all the other Scalzi novels," Mr. Nielsen Hayden said.
He said Mr. Scalzi sells "a healthy five-figure number of his books every month," and that he "hasn't even begun to reach his full potential audience."
John Scalzi, Science Fiction Writer, Signs $3.4 Million Deal for 13 Books [John Schwartz/NYT]
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