Excerpt from the Guardian article "Amanda Hocking, the writer who made millions by self-publishing online"
We find Hocking sitting in her tiny, sparsely furnished apartment in Austin, Minnesota. She is penniless and frustrated, having spent years fruitlessly trying to interest traditional publishers in her work.
. . . .
"I'm going to sell books on Amazon," she announces to her housemate, Eric.
To which Eric replies: "Yeah. OK. I'll believe that when it happens."
Let's jump to October 2010. In those six months, Hocking has raised not only the $300 she needed, but an additional $20,000 selling 150,000 copies of her books. Over the past 20 months Hocking has sold 1.5m books and made $2.5m. All by her lonesome self. Not a single book agent or publishing house or sales force or marketing manager or bookshop anywhere in sight.
Please read the rest at: http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2012/jan/12/amanda-hocking-self-publishing
It's a very informative and inspiring read.
Highlighting some of the author's books:
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