The door is open to possibly do more original eBooks in the future -- the choice of the word "hiatus" is deliberate -- but for now, the line's taking a break. I'm obviously not happy about it, but all good things must come to an end -- I seem to remember somebody saying that once -- and I've got 74 S.C.E./Corps of Engineers eBooks and two anniversary miniseries to look back on and be immensely proud of.
If this decision annoys you, the best thing you can do is support the line. Buy the eBooks -- they're not going anywhere, there just won't be any new ones for a while. Buy the print compilations -- they're not going anywhere, either. The COE compilations Aftermath, Grand Designs, and Creative Couplings are in bookstores now, Wounds will be out this fall, and we're looking at 2009 for Mere Anarchy (possibly timed to coincide with the Abrams movie, but that's very preliminary right now). Show Pocket that there's an audience for more adventures of the good ship da Vinci and for cool stuff like Mere Anarchy and Slings and Arrows.
Finally, many many thanks to:
Mike W. Barr, Christopher L. Bennett, Ilsa J. Bick, Randall N. Bills, Margaret Wander Bonanno, Greg Brodeur, Scott Ciencin, Loren L. Coleman, Mike Collins, Kevin Dilmore, John S. Drew, Ian Edginton, Dave Galanter, Allyn Gibson, Christie Golden, Glenn Greenberg, Robert Greenberger, Glenn Hauman, Jeff D. Jacques, Heather Jarman, Robert T. Jeschonek, Dan Jolley, Kevin Killiany, Paul Kupperberg, William Leisner, David Mack, Andy Mangels, Jeff Mariotte, Michael A. Martin, Steve Mollmann, John J. Ordover, Terri Osborne, Aaron Rosenberg, Cory Rushton, Michael Schuster, Dean Wesley Smith, Dayton Ward, Howard Weinstein, Phaedra M. Weldon, Richard C. White, Christina F. York, and J. Steven York.
You guys all did amazing work and made me look good (yes, Bubba, even you). Thank you for that from the bottom of my feet.
Edited to add: Please go to sceforthetroops for discussion of getting some of the da Vinci stories to troops overseas....