The Shadow Warriors is a genre-busting novel of suspense, incorporating international locales (Singapore, Hong Kong, Boston, Brussels and Germany), technology (software agents) and the derring-do at a German university. The story is framed by an outbreak of information warfare. Emma Lee Davis, a web security consultant, must dredge up a painful summer in her past to discover a means to end the info-war that has disrupted civilization.
In a massive 13,000 word post, Joe Konrath and Barry Eisler discuss e-publishing, publishing, writing, self-publishing and the times and how they are a changin'.
Why is this of interest? The Shadow Warriors was originally an e-book, and then a print book, and has come full circle and is again available as an e-book. The novel has been "in print" for 10 years and I have great hopes for it as an e-book. German readers would love it if a) they're pretty proficient at English and b) they have access to Amazon UK and can download. I am reading that German publishing is not liking e-books so much, in fact they like it not so.
If you have the time, prepare to be entertained, and there is much food for thought, too. Read the Eisler/Konrath discussion. It is an eye-opener. Gives me hope for this novel.