When you’re 16 years old, writing fanfiction about your favorite boy band on a web site, a few comments and “likes” is probably all you expect to get out of it. But that’s not the case for U.K. teen Emily Baker, who just got a book deal for her fan fiction about the band One Direction.
According to Entertainment Weekly, Penguin offered her the deal after reading her story about a teenage girl caught in a love triangle with two members of the British boy band One Direction. Baker had posted it on Movellas.com. Because of the book deal, the story has since been removed from the Internet, and due to copyright infringment, the story has been generalized to be about a girl who gets involved with two guys from her favorite boy band.
The book, called Loving the Band, was one Penguin said fit perfectly into their niche for romantic YA novels because of its unique, but smart idea to incorporate pop culture.
It makes sense to me. I mean, who wouldn’t offer her a deal? After all, isn’t this every teenage girl’s dream?
The book will be available as an e-book on November 1.