Monday, March 26, 2012

Self-Published Success Stories: Barbara Freethy

Excerpt from USA Today (Dec 14, 2011):
Barbara Freethy, a top romance writer for 20 years who has written 30 novels, says that this year, she has sold 1.3 million self-published e-book versions of 17 of her out-of-print novels. Nine hit USA TODAY's top 150.

"There have been more changes in the last two years than in the previous 18 years I have been in publishing," says the San Francisco writer, who is considering self-publishing her new book, A Secret Wish.
Read the very informative article here:

Just to follow up, Barbara Freethy did self-published her new book, A Secret Wish for $3.29 on January 08, 2012.  As of this very moment, it is #185 on the Kindle Bestseller List.


After a fantastic March, my ebook sales have now topped 2 million ebooks sold! I can hardly believe it! A little over a million books were sold Amazon and almost another million at Barnes and Noble. I still have to calculate sales at Apple, Kobo, Smashwords and Google, but I’m not a spreadsheet person so those numbers are coming. 

Highlighting some of the author's books:

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Link to Top 100 Books Ranking (by genre) as rated by Readers


  1. I think every writer willing to devote one's soul deserves success. Go Freethy!

  2. Boy, what an inspiration! Trying to get there. Thanks for sharing the numbers. Cassandra Black