Hugh Howey’s Wool and other books in the New York Times bestselling Silo Saga Trilogy Acquired by Blackstone Publishing

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Blackstone Publishing has acquired the audio rights to Hugh Howey’s acclaimed New York Times bestselling Silo Saga novels, including Wool, Shift, and Dust. Additionally, Blackstone has Howey’s celebrated novel Beacon 23 under contract for audio, which will be re-issued with a new narration on January 10, 2023.

Hugh Howey

Hugh Howey remarks: “I’m so excited to work with the top audiobook team in the business to bring the best version of these books to listeners. We’ve been working toward this for a very long time, and next year is going to be huge for fans of this series.”

Blackstone Publishing has acquired the audio rights to Hugh Howey’s acclaimed New York Times bestselling Silo Saga novels, including Wool, Shift, and Dust. The trilogy will be coming soon to Apple+ as the Wool television series, starring Rebecca Ferguson. Josh Stanton, CEO of Blackstone and Addi Wright, Blackstone Senior Acquisitions Editor, purchased the North American audio rights in a mid-six figure deal brokered by Kristin Nelson at Nelson Literary Agency, representing Hugh Howey. Blackstone will release new recordings of the Silo novels with award-winning narrator Edoardo Ballerini in March 2023.

Additionally, Blackstone has Howey’s acclaimed novel Beacon 23 under contract for audio, which will be re-issued with a new narration on January 10, 2023. Beacon 23 is an upcoming Spectrum Originals/AMC television series, starring Lena Headey and Stephan James. Spectrum and AMC have already confirmed renewal for a season 2.

Josh Stanton, CEO of Blackstone, remarks: “As a huge fan of the Silo trilogy, it’s an absolute honor to be partnering with Mr. Howey to re-release his incredible works of dystopian fiction. These new recordings narrated by master storyteller Edoardo Ballerini are sure to please both new and old fans of the trilogy.”

Hugh Howey remarks: “I’m so excited to work with the top audiobook team in the business to bring the best version of these books to listeners. We’ve been working toward this for a very long time, and next year is going to be huge for fans of this series.”

ABOUT HUGH HOWEY
HUGH HOWEY is the New York Times and USA Today best-selling author of Wool, Shift, Dust, Beacon 23, Sand, and Machine Learning. His works have been translated into more than forty languages and have sold more than three million copies worldwide. Wool and Beacon 23 are currently in development for television at AMC, and Sand is in development at Amazon. When Hugh is not aboard the Wayfinder, a fifty-foot catamaran that he sails around the world, he is based in New York.

ABOUT BLACKSTONE PUBLISHING
Founded in 1987, Blackstone continues to pioneer new and creative ways to bring stories to life. With multiple New York Times Best Sellers, Grammy award-winning audio productions, and three books placed on the New York Times Best Books of the Year list, Blackstone has firmly positioned itself as one of America's fastest growing and respected publishing houses. A true independent, privately owned publisher, with offices on both coasts, Blackstone is home to a vibrant and eclectic community of storytellers and story lovers, offering hundreds of new titles each month to its catalog of 17,000+ books. The authors published are as varied as the books themselves, with works by some of the biggest names in literature including Gabriel García Márquez, Ayn Rand, Ian Fleming, George Orwell, Robert Heinlein, James Clavell, as well as more contemporary authors like Neil deGrasse Tyson, Karen Slaughter, Don Winslow, Robert Downey Jr., Jeneva Rose, Norman Reedus, and many more.

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