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A Self-Publishing Movie Deal

An interesting case of a traditionally best-selling writer going the self-publishing route AND getting a movie deal at the same time. Via Entertainment Weekly: Allison Winn Scotch to self-publish fifth novel with Jennifer Garner’s production company attached to film

Time of My Life author Allison Winn Scotch’s first venture into self-publishing comes with her fifth novel The Theory of Opposites, cover art above. “The book industry is constantly changing, and at this time in my professional life, I’m committed to taking greater risks,” Scotch said in a statement. “I won’t deny that it’s overwhelming to venture out on my own, away from the power of publishing houses, but the knowledge gained in being involved in every step of the process is rewarding.” The book, about a woman’s journey to end her self-doubt by taking a two-month break from her husband and finding herself, has also been picked up by Jennifer Garner’s production company Vandalia Films to produce a film adaptation, according to a press release.

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More about Allison Winn Scotch

Allison Winn Scotch is the bestselling author of four novels, including TIME OF MY LIFE, THE SONG REMAINS THE SAME, THE ONE THAT I WANT, and THE DEPARTMENT OF LOST AND FOUND. Her fifth novel, THE THEORY OF OPPOSITES, will be released on November 12, 2013. In addition to fiction, she pens celebrity profiles for a variety of magazines, which justifies her pop culture obsession and occasionally lends to awesome Facebook status updates. She lives in Los Angeles with her family. For more about her and her books, go to allisonwinn.com or follow her on Twitter at @aswinn