Pride and Prejudice and Zombies author Seth Grahame-Smith, whose Jane Austen mash-up has more than 120,000 copies in print since its publication April 1, has just inked a two-book deal with Grand Central Press for a rumored $575,000, Publishers Weekly reported. Grand Central Press would not comment on the size of the advance.
Grahame-Smith's first book for Grand Central Press, which currently has no release date, will be Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter. The proposal for the new novel sold at auction Wednesday, and the story is a loose sketch of Lincoln's life with one twist—our 16th president is the world's most skilled vampire hunter.
A film proposal has already started circulating, with the William Morris agency handling film rights.