Hugh Howey is an American author, known for his popular series WOOL, which he independently published through Amazon.com’s Kindle Direct Publishing system. Howey was raised in Monroe, North Carolina and prior to publishing his books, he worked as a yacht captain, roofer, and audio technician.
He first began the series in 2011, initially writing Wool as a stand-alone short story. His first book was initially published with a small press. After that, he decided to publish through Amazon’s Kindle Direct Publishing system, choosing to do so due to the freedom of self-publishing. After the series grew in popularity, he began to write more entries for it. Howey began soliciting international rights in 2012, including signing a deal for Brazil. Film rights to the series were sold to 20th Century Fox, with Lionsgate also expressing interest.
In 2012, Howey signed a deal with Simon and Schuster to distribute Wool to book retailers across the US and Canada. The deal allowed Howey to continue to sell the book online exclusively. He notably turned down seven figure offers in favor of a mid six figure sum in return for maintaining e-book rights.
Hugh Howey – Wool: Omnibus Edition (read by Susannah Harker)
Hugh Howey – Shift: Omnibus Edition (read by Tim Gerard Reynolds)
Hugh Howey – Dust (read by Tim Gerard Reynolds)
The Bern Saga series
Hugh Howey – Molly Fyde And The Parsona Rescue (read by Jennette Selig)
Hugh Howey – Molly Fyde And The Land Of Light (read by Jennifer O’Donnell)
Hugh Howey – Molly Fyde And The Blood Of Billions (read by Jennifer O’Donnell)
Hugh Howey – Molly Fyde And The Fight For Peace (read by Jennifer O’Donnell)
The Apocalypse Triptych series / with John Joseph Adams
Hugh Howey – The End Is Nigh (read by Kate Baker, Folly Blaine, Tina Connolly, James Keller, Rajan Khanna, Jack Kincaid, Mur Lafferty, Anaea Lay, Lex Wilson, Norm Sherman, Scott Sigler, Roberto Suarez, Sarah Tolbert, Ralph Walters and Laurice White)
Hugh Howey – The End Is Now (read by Mur Lafferty, Kate Baker, Lex Wilson, Anaea Lay, Tina Connolly, Stefan Rudnicki, Dave Thompson, Stephanie Grossman, Folly Blaine, Rajan Khanna, Norm Sherman, Windy Bowlsby, Scott Sigler and Laurice White)
Hugh Howey – Half Way Home (read by Max Miller)
Hugh Howey – The Hurricane (read by Gerard Reynolds)
Hugh Howey – I, Zombie (read by Paula Christensen, Lucien Dodge, Mozhan Marno, Greta Jung, Graham Hamilton, Adam Lazarre-White, Conner Kelly-Eiding, Michelle Carmen Gomez and Lorna Raver)
Hugh Howey – The Walk Up Nameless Ridge (read by Jonathan Davis)
Hugh Howey – Beacon 23 (read by Ryan McCarthy)
Hugh Howey – Short Stories (read by Alexander J. Masters and Sefan Rudnicki and Chris Patton)
The Bern Saga series
The Apocalypse Triptych series