Diana Gabaldon Signs Deal for Ninth ‘Outlander’ Book

Diana Gabaldon

It comes as no surprise that new fans of the Outlander TV show have been running to pick up the books by Diana Gabaldon.  Earlier this year, Outlander appeared on the New York Times Best-seller List for the first time since its publication.  Dragonfly in Amber, Voyager, and Drums of Autumn have also appeared on the best-seller lists.

Taking advantage of the renewed interest in the series, Diana Gabaldon has signed a book deal for her ninth Outlander book.  We know from previous social media posts that Diana has already started writing the book.

“Ms. Gabaldon recently signed a multimillion-dollar book deal for the ninth novel in the series, with Ballantine Bantam Dell. Ms. Gabaldon’s literary agent, Russell Galen, said he waited more than a year to negotiate her new contract so that he could leverage the increased interest from the TV show. Mr. Galen wouldn’t disclose the exact amount of the deal, but said that the novel sold for more than $6 million — more than twice the amount Ms. Gabaldon received for Book 8, in 2010.”

Source: NYT

  • Peggy

    Congrats Diana! Well deserved and thank-you for these wonderful novels.

  • Brilliant writing, exhaustive research, ridiculously entertaining … worth every penny!

  • slpeggy

    Congratulations, Diana!! I am looking forward to reading “Book 9”!

  • Barbara Raade

    yeah for you

  • Cynthia

    Congratulations on that deal!

  • catullus_1000

    Well deserved Diana!

  • Heather

    Congratulations Diana! Well deserved! We can’t wait for what you have in that brilliant mind of yours to be put on paper!

  • Marg

    Woot! Congratulations Diane! Can’t wait for that book!

  • KittyElvis

    Woohoo!!!

  • nolakate

    Diana, can you possibly write it as 2 smaller books so we can wait half the time?

    • Cornelia Gilsbach

      Are you so keen on a cliffhanger like the one we got in book 7? 😉

      • nolakate

        just don’t want to wait so long so wait half the time. after all that time waiting for MOBY I read it in 3 days. loved it for 3 days but then…. and Diana has cliffhangers all thru the stories!

    • Outlandishly_hooked

      Please say that you’re kidding. The wait is much too long as it is.

  • Denise Foster

    The big payoff!!! Good for you! Can’t wait for number nine!

  • Lillian Ristich Hultz

    Can’t wait to read the new book…we have to see how William is doing, we have to see how Jamie and Clair are doing…and Bree and Roger, and the children are HOME!…I have read all the books again since the tv series came out…everything has been handled so well. Thanks Diana.

  • Candy

    Maybe you were thinking that since you were writing it anyway… You are brilliant and their story is in your head and must get out. We are all patiently waiting…well sort of.

  • Jane Arcelay

    This is wonderful news Diana you deserve the most lucrative contract, you are an excellent writer,drawing your readers in and making them feel part of the story. ( well that’s how I feel ) Thank you again

  • Cara Jones

    Glad to see this as she’s getting nothing off the show’s profits (At least I’m pretty sure I’ve seen her post that).

  • Denise Banner Digh

    Good for her! She deserves every penny! Such a gift she has!

  • Denise Banner Digh

    So when should we expect book 9? Nudge, nudge…lol

  • Kelly Franklin

    I’ve been reading these for twenty years, and I feel like they are my family. 🙂 I hate how long we have to wait in-between books…but at the same time, it’s worth the wait!

  • Bianca Verbeek Hamblin

    How well DESERVED!!!! So happy for Diana!

  • Eve Phillips

    As said in the vernacular, “You go, girl.” We can’t put a price on our sojourn in that world that has become so familiar. Well, you can; $6 million. Good for you

  • Wendy Holt-Stone

    Very well deserved, madam! I’m so happy for you!

  • Time4mommy

    She is amazing and deserves every penny.

  • Sandie Russo

    It couldn’t happen to a nicer author! Congrats, Diana! And how fabulous for all of us to have that 9th book nailed down. 😉

  • Anne Hoisington

    I’m absolutely tickled by this news. Diana is a brilliant writer and I’m so happy she’s made new fans with Outlander on Starzz.

  • joan chandler

    I will send you homemade doughnuts to munch on. You won’t have to leave the writing desk. Kudos. 🙂

  • monica nuñez

    Well deserved every penny … what Diana Gabaldon has done in their books to creating the most powerful and magical pair of the contemporary novel , Priceless

  • Katie Diotallevi

    So nice to see you being properly recompensed for all your hard work, Diana. My answer to the age-old question of what books would you want with you on a desert island is so very easy – my Outlander collection. I’d never need anything else to read! (and a boat – could I also have a boat?)

  • Shari Brandli

    Good for you, DG! Keep up your quality research and story telling, and I’ll keep on reading. Taing dhuih!

  • Kathryn Findlay Mayfield

    How could they not sign her! Beautiful evocative writing, extensively researched, captivating characters. Hope it’s less than a 5 year wait but at least there’s Starz.

  • ArtisteBleue

    You can buy yourself a castle in Scotland now!

  • Douglas Osborne

    At least she’s worth the money. So few are these days.

  • aussiesuzie

    Well deserved Thank You Diana!

  • Sharon Templeman-Wilson

    I’ve just been diagnosed with terminal stage 4 lung cancer that has metastasized to the spine. I hope and pray I will be able to continue the Jamie/Claire saga as I’ve been involved since your very first amazing book. Thanks so much for all the history and time travels you made so very real. I bless you for all the good fortune you have given not only to your family but your readers. God bless you and your readers for all the lovely posting. I would very much like to at least see except on Book 9 if at all possible. Blessing

    • Dee Casey

      Sharon, Lots of thoughts and prayers in your direction. As a kind and loving woman you obviously are may your wishes come true. Will light a yellow candle for you. May all of us give back to you goodwill a thousand times each.

      • Sharon Templeman-Wilson

        Thank you for your kindness Dee. Only God knows how long I will remain on this earth, but it is my one hope that I will be able to read the last book. I love traveling through books – a love my father taught me well. God bless you and yours, and all the special fans of Ms. Gabaldon’s for their continued interest in their writings for without them the books would not have been possible. Thank you ever so much everyone.

  • Cheryl Nicolson

    Amazing! I thought the last book finished nicely so that you could have the option to continue or not Diana! But I am a sucker for these books 🙂

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  • Ester Anna Rosén

    I started listening to the first book in the series a few days ago and haven’t slept much since. I just had to find out what happened to Jamie in that window!

  • Cora

    That will buy some really great towels!

  • Cynthia Britt

    You have a very savvy agent.

  • Phyllis Brunner

    I am new to this world as I am just reading book one. I am so thankful to have been introduced to the book series because of the show. I love the books more than the show (and that is saying alot since I enjoy the show too). I guess I will need to pace myself so that I am not having to wait like others for book 9. Thank you so much for sharing your creative world and Congrats Diana on your book deal.

  • Remona Boodoo

    I am never “not” listening to the Outlander series. I will constantly read and reread until book 9 comes out and then I will start over again..Jamie and Claire and all the others are now a part of my life…I know it sound weird but they are friends. I love them like I love my other friends and at times I love them more. Thanks Diana. Please don’t kill any of my friends…lol…can’t wait.

  • Farmer_Girl

    Two words DG- write faster.

  • Outlandishly_hooked

    Diana, thank you for these wonderful books. I’ve read them so many times I can probably recite chapters. I am very happy there will be another book and I can’t wait to find out what happens to everyone. Your last book ended with so much promise of what could be ahead. I hope it won’t be years, it was torture to wait years to find out what happened to Jem