Self-published author John Locke, known for his Donovan Creed crime novels, has inked a print book deal with Simon & Schuster. The self-published author, who has sold more than a million eBooks on his own, will continue to publish the eBooks and will produce the print books under the his imprint John Locke Books

Under the terms of the deal, Simon & Schuster will handle sales and distribution of the physical editions of the Donovan Creed novels.  The titles will go on sale in February 2012. Literary agent Jane Dystel of Dystel & Goderich Literary Management handled the deal.

Locke released this statement: “There are many paths from author to reader and any path that puts the reader first will be successful. This agreement represents an exciting departure from the norm, and I applaud Simon & Schuster’s incredible vision, and their willingness to provide a vehicle that allows all readers traditional access to my books. I’m proud to be associated with this outstanding company.”