Pegasus Books has sold paperback rights to Swedish international bestseller Camilla Lackbergâ€™s first three books to Simon & Schuster. S&Sâ€™s Free Press and Pocket Books imprints acquired trade paperback and mass market rights to The Ice Princess and Lackbergâ€™s next two books, The Preacher and The Stonecutter. Pegasus released Princess, a bestseller across Europe, in June (and Lackberg was featured in the June 28 PW). The two paperback editions will be released simultaneously by S&S next April.Â Free Press senior editor Wylie Oâ€™Sullivan and Pocket Books v-p and deputy publisher Anthony Ziccardi acquired the titles in a deal negotiated by Noah Lukeman, president of Lukeman Literary Management.
Lackbergâ€™s psychological thrillers have sold 3 million copies in Sweden and there are more than 7 million copies in print worldwide.Â Her books have been #1 in France, Spain, Italy, and all of Scandinavia.