the news to author Joe Konrath,
saying, "I think I can do better in the long term on my own."
Asked why he
pulled out of the St. Martin's deal, Eisler cited the Internet's
growing potential for authors to reach book fans and a higher royalty
rate from publishing The Detachment as an e-book on his own, which he
said was 17.5% with St. Martin's vs 70% self-pubbing.
He also cited
concerns about the delay betweeen completion and publication of his
"The book is
nearly done, but it wouldn’t have been made available until Spring of
2012. I can publish it myself a year earlier," he told Konrath. "That’s
a whole year of actual sales I would have had to give up."
whose two-book deal came at an auction by Writers House agent Dan
Conaway, didn't say if the move meant he was no longer with the
Eisler is a
former covert CIA operative turned international thriller writer who
created the John Rain Series of novels. His most recent work is a short
story "The Left Coast" set in the NorCal town of Arcata that's
and other online retailers.
information about Eisler's books check out his website.
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