After hitting the market last week, author Mike Mongo’s eBook sensation THE ASTRONAUT INSTRUCTION MANUAL has quickly found its way into the hands of top producers and is already generating stellar offers. Energy‘s Brooklyn Weaver is repping the rights to the book, which is being framed as “a Wimpy Kid’s Guide to becoming a Martian.” And now that Energy has teamed with Ridley Scott’s Scott Free to produce, every major studio is swarming.
Endorsed by authors, teachers, scientists and Congressmen, The Astronaut Instruction Manual for Pre-Teens excites a new generation of space explorers. The book, designed for children between the ages of 8 and 13, is a functioning, first-step instruction manual. With excitement and honesty, readers are encouraged to articulate and personalize their own vision of next-generation space travel. Driven in part by new space celebrities (Commander Chris Hadfield, Elon Musk, Alyssa Carson), and in part by a shift in popular interest in space (SpaceX rockets, Guardians of the Galaxy movie, Kerbal Space Program videogaming), The Astronaut Instruction Manual for Pre-Teens captures a new era of enthusiasm for space exploration.
There’s been a ton of buzz surrounding Mongo’s debut eBook, and The Tracking Board has confirmed that after going into every film studio last week with several circling, it’s a major TV studio that has come in with a preemptive offer on this hot property. We’ll have more details as they come in, but overall, this dual platform sales & packaging strategy employed by Energy’s Weaver should come as no surprise, as it has resulted in several film projects being sold in TV bidding wars (Eden) and vice versa (Extant).
We can now confirm that the hot eBook is into every major studio!