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17-Year-Old Snags Random House Book Deal After 19 Million Read Her Stories Online

17-year-old author Beth Reeks just signed a book deal on the strength of a story she posted online that yielded 19 million hits

Beth Reeks, 17, just signed a three-book deal with Random House

When Beth Reeks, 17, posted the first chapter of her story “The Kissing Booth” to online site Wattpad, she drew millions of reads. “[P]osting one chapter at a time every couple of days,” Reeks told the Huffington Post UK, “at one point I had a million hits in two weeks.”

Reeks, who writes under the nom de plume Beth Reekles, was soon snapped up by Random House which signed the Welsh teenager to a three-book deal. Random House’s Philippa Dickinson said of Reeks, “She is a teenager writing for teenagers, her knowledge of her readership is spot-on and her voice is completely authentic.”

The Kissing Booth (Randhom House) was written by 17 year old author Beth Reeks who writes under the pen-name BethReekles

In the book, protagonist Elle runs a kissing booth at a school event and ends up making out with her best friend’s older brother.

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8 responses to “17-Year-Old Snags Random House Book Deal After 19 Million Read Her Stories Online

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  6. sakinabrown ⋅

    I remember reading this book on wattpad before it was published. This is cool

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