01/17/2013 09:32 am ET Updated Mar 19, 2013

Why Wook Author Hugh Howey Didn’t Sell His Ebook Rights | Digital Book World

Wool author Hugh Howey struck it big in a deal with Simon & Schuster late last year that saw him collect a seven-figure advance for just the print publishing rights to his hit best-seller.

As it turns out, well before his deal with a traditional publisher, he was raking in $150,000 a month in income for his self-published ebooks. It was a tough sell, given those numbers, for any publisher to be able to buy the rights to publish his book.