Monday, March 21, 2011

Amanda Hocking and Barry Eisler

There are some interesting things going on in the publishing world today. 

Barry Eisler, international thriller writer, mentioned to Joe Konrath that he just turned down a $500,000 book deal.  He says, "I know it’ll seem crazy to a lot of people, but based on what’s happening in the industry, and based on the kind of experience writers like you are having in self-publishing, I think I can do better in the long term on my own."

On the other side of the coin, Amanda Hocking, successful self-publishing author is reportedly shopping
 a four-book series to major publishers, attracting bids of well over $1 million for world English rights.

What an interesting time to be a writer.