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How an unknown self-published author turned his book into a Hollywood movie...
D. Eric Maikranz (let's call him Eric) was a would-be author... Over time, he wrote a fiction book, "The Reincarnationist Papers."
He decided to self-publish the book in 2009. But what he also wanted was a Hollywood deal to turn it into a movie. Was that crazy?
This was Eric's first book - self-published - and he wasn't even famous...
Here's what he did that was unusual...
On page 1 of his book, he made a pitch...
On that page, he said that anyone who helped him get a deal with Hollywood would get a 10% cut of the deal, up to $10,000.
Over the years, Eric got several offers... With one of them, he hit the jackpot.
How did that happen?
A junior Hollywood executive, Rafi Crohn, found a copy of "The Reincarnationist Papers" in a hostel in Nepal while he was traveling.
Crohn had the right connections - and got the movie on its way.
Eric made good, and paid Rafi Crohn the reward in December, 2019.
The movie is scheduled to come out later this year (September, 2021), with the new title "Infinite" - starring Mark Wahlberg.
As part of the film deal, Eric also picked up a major publisher, Blackstone Publishing, to re-release his book too.
It doesn't hurt to ask your audience for what you want, up front, and offer them a good deal to get it!
Maybe this could spark some ideas for your own works...
Read the full story of how he got the deal here...
And here's more info about the upcoming "Infinite" movie, based on "The Reincarnationist Papers"...
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