Why did you go indie?
It was an experiment. I’m an Australian writer with an American agent: Robert Fleck. After a lot of effort, he’d been unable to sell Thin Blood, in large part because most of the publishers refused to even look at the book. “Americans don’t want to read Australian mysteries,” he was told.
Last October, with nothing to lose, we decided to release Thin Blood electronically on Smashwords. That received such a good response that Suspense Magazine selected me as their featured New Author for April. At the end of April, we made the novel available in Amazon’s Kindle store.
It’s an experiment that’s paid off. As of today, with sales in excess of 20,000.
You can read the whole interview at: http://indiebooksblog.blogspot.com/2010/06/vicki-tyley.html
That blog is a very good source for both writers and readers.
She generously shared her updated sales number with the Kindle Boards, she wrote:
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