Wm. Paul Young, author of The Shack, has signed for a new novel with Hachette Book Group’s Nashville division, announced Rolf Zettersten, senior v-p of Hachette’s FaithWords and Center Street imprints, who acquired the book. Young was represented by Robert Barnett of Williams and Connelly; terms of the deal were not disclosed.

In a statement, Young said, “I am very pleased to have signed with Hachette for my next book. We have had quite the adventure this last couple of years and I look forward with anticipation to what the future holds.”

Published in 2008, The Shack has more than 15 million copies in print, 10 million in the U.S. and more than 5 million in translation. It spent 50 weeks at number 1 on the New York Times bestseller list and has been translated into 41 languages.