From Publishing Perspectives:
Billboard reports that 25-year-old Anna Todd has “scored a six-figure advance when Simon & Schuster imprint Galley Books acquired the rights to ‘After,’ her steamy fan-fic story about Harry Styles and the boy band One Direction that has been a hit on the digital self-publishing site Wattpad as well.”
Man, my cousin's* head is going to EXPLODE when she hears about this. She LOVES One Direction.
*Actually my cousin's daughter. My second cousin? First cousin once removed? I never get it right. So: we're related somehow and she loves One Direction, the end.