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A NSFW Fanfic Starring Harry Styles is Getting a Book Deal

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By Kevin Rutherford

Take heart, denizens of Fanfiction.net: someday your dreams could come true, too.

A popular fan fiction that stars One Direction heartthrob Harry Styles has received a publishing deal after being purchased by Simon & Schuster, Hypable reports.

After, a fanfic posted on Wattpad, will be published in both print and eBook formats, with a set due date for the end of the year. The audio and world rights were also acquired — in all for a six-figure sum — meaning the potential for sequels and spinoffs exists.

The original story follows Tessa Young, 18, who has a fairly standard life going until she meets Harry, characterized in the fanfic’s summary as a “rude boy” (no, he’s not a Rastafarian in this world, though that should be a fan fiction by itself). Other members of One Direction make appearances as well.

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After, which is 99 chapters long, includes a foreword warning of “detailed sex scenes” and a fair amount of explicit language. It was penned by Anna Todd, a 25-year-old Texan.

According to Todd, Tessa’s name will remain the same; however, Styles will not be referred to as his real name, though whatever name is chosen will still start with an H. The published book will also include additional scenes not included in the original.

There’s a precedent here, to an extent. The hit series Fifty Shades of Grey originated as a Twilight fanfic titled Master of the Universe before renaming the characters and rewriting it to have it become the best-selling series.

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