John Locke, the first self-epublished author to sell a million copies of his books through Amazon's Kindle Store.
It's the latest sign that the publishing world is adapting to the rapidly-changing landscape brought about by ebooks.
Under the deal, the publisher will handle sales and distribution for the print editions of the author's titles.The arrangement gets print editions of Locke's books out to traditional book sellers, making them more widely available.
Simon and Schuster will distribute eight of Locke's Donovan Creed novels. The titles are expected to be on sale by February 2012. The publisher says more books will follow under the deal.
Locke retains the rights to edit and publish his titles.
The publisher says the arrangement is a standard distribution agreement, similar to the deals distributors regularly strike with small publishers.
The deal was negotiated by literary agent Jane Dystel.