Wheaton Signs Deal To Publish Books

By Michelle
December 4, 2003 - 4:02 AM

Wil Wheaton, both famous and infamous for playing Wesley Crusher on Star Trek: The Next Generation, announced that he has signed a three-book deal with O'Reilly & Associates.

Writing on his official web site, Wheaton said that the publisher would bring out an edition of his short story collection Dancing Barefoot, which Wheaton had previously self-published.

"Now, I'll be able to get my books into more stores than I ever was with my own Monolith Press," wrote Wheaton. "I can't wait to see how Dancing Barefoot does when it's got a major publisher behind it." The book sold 3,000 copies in a small run by Monolith.

"New evidence of the symbiotic relationship between Sci Fi and geekdom surfaced today, as O'Reilly & Associates, the geek publisher-of-record, announced plans to publish three books by Wil Wheaton," said the publisher in a press release.

The publisher will also release Just a Geek in 2004, telling the story of Wheaton's evolution from teen actor to writer, parent and proud geek.

More information is available from O'Reilly & Associates and from Wheaton's web log.

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