06 May 2011

Three book deal with Transworld

Matador are delighted to announce that Andrew Swanston has been signed to Transworld for a three book deal on the strength of The King's Codebreaker – a historical novel self-published through Matador in 2010.

Andrew’s book will be reissued next year by Transworld in a slightly lengthened format under the new title The King's Spy, with a second and third new book in the same series published in 2013 and 2014.

Andrew, whose pen name is Andrew Douglas, says, 'I found Matador excellent to work with. For me, self-publishing with them has been a great success.'

'We’ll be sorry to see Andrew go,' said Matador Director Jeremy Thompson. 'But it's great that he's been picked up by a mainstream publisher as his work certainly deserves it. We’re very pleased for him.'

Andrew joins a long list of self-published Matador authors who have gone on to publish mainstream, these include Melanie Rose (whose self-published novel was picked up by Harper Collins), Polly Courtney, who signed to Avon, part of Harper Collins, for a three book deal following the success of her two Matador titles and Steven Radcliffe, who was signed to Prentice Hall after the success of Future, Engage, Deliver.

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