Publishing Experts \ Hugh Howey

13 Jun

Hugh Howey is the author of the acclaimed post-apocalyptic novel Wool, which became a sudden success in 2011. Originally self-published as a series of novelettes,  Wool became a New York Times and USA TODAY bestseller. The book was also optioned for film by Ridley Scott, and is now available in print from major publishers in over thirty countries around the world.

The story of Wool’s meteoric success has been reported in major media outlets such as Entertainment Weekly, Variety, the Washington Post, the Wall Street JournalDeadline Hollywood, and elsewhere. He is also the author of Sand; the Molly Fyde saga; The PlagiaristI, Zombie; Half Way Home; and The Hurricane. Howey lives in Jupiter, Florida with his wife Amber and their dog Bella.


Worked as a bookseller while trying to make it as a writer.

Published first novel with NorLights Press in 2009.

Decided to self-publish second novel, despite offer from publisher.

Released six novels and several short stories over the next two years.

When WOOL took off, quit his day job to write full-time.

15 novels written and published in five years, plus a dozen short works.

Over 2.5 million books sold in the last three years.

Deals in 38 countries.

New York Times bestseller.

USA Today bestseller.

Sunday Times bestseller in the UK.

The #1 work of science fiction in the history of Taiwan.


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One response to “Publishing Experts \ Hugh Howey

  1. bookshelfbattle

    June 13, 2015 at 11:13

    He’s the man.



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