How Wilbur Smith won a 15million deal….for others to write his blockbusters: Wife number four "is behind book-sharing scheme"

How Wilbur Smith won a 15million deal….for others to write his blockbusters: Wife number four 'is behind book-sharing scheme' The best-selling author will produce six books over the next three yearsWill enlist a group of 'carefully selected co-authors' on the projectHas been suggested his wife Mokhiniso Rakhimova is a key figure in the scheme | UPDATED: 07:38 GMT, 10 December 2012 Book-sharing: Wilbur Smith, pictured with his wife Mokhiniso Rakhimova, signed the 15million deal Best-selling novelist Wilbur Smith has signed a 15million agreement to produce six more books. And the twist in the tale is that he doesn’t even have to write them himself. The 79-year-old author, whose books have sold more than 122million copies since 1964, has promised to produce up to two titles a year for three years with the help of ‘carefully selected co-authors’.