Wednesday, 24 August 2011
John Locke signs with Simon and Schuster
Simon & Schuster issued a statement on Monday that the indie author has signed with them to publish only the physical copies of his Donovan Creed thrillers (The Love You Crave, Lethal People).
Locke recently made news as an international best seller, joining the likes of James Patterson, in selling one million ebooks world wide. Locke is self-published through this own company, John Locke Books. With this contract, Locke will continue to indie publish his ebooks, maintaining control of the story, cover, and editing. But Simon & Schuster will have distribution rights for all hard cover and paperback sales.
Lock is certain to recieve criticism from the indie community, just as Amanda Hocking did before him, but the point is that these two authors have built their brand to the point where the are desirable to traditional publishers.