Zombies mash-up author receives rumored $575,000 for Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter

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Dec 14, 2012, 3:54 PM EST

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.