I’m a sucker for interesting marketing, especially when it embraces the viral nature of the Internet. Cue David Moody’s upcoming novel, Hater:

DAVID MOODY self – published Hater online in 2006. Without an agent, he succeeded in selling the film rights to Guillermo del Toro (director, Pan’s Labyrinth, Hellboy 1 & 2, and the upcoming Hobbit series) and Mark Johnson (producer, The Chronicles of Narnia). With the official publication of Hater (2/17/2009), David is poised to make a significant mark as a writer of “farther out” fiction of all varieties.

Oh yeah, and the cover art is fantastic, also:

Hater by David Moody

It’s always interesting to see an a self-published author make it to the big game. I’ll be keeping an eye on Hater.

  • Jeff Shibley February 17, 2009 at 4:25 pm

    I definitely plan on picking this book up. It looks really good……speaking of Del Toro, I just got an advanced copy of a book written by Guillermo Del Toro, and someone named Chuck Hogan. It’s called The Strain, and it looks along the same lines as this one except with vampires…..heard anything about it? I guess it doesn’t come out till june.