Thursday, 1 December 2011

Amanda Hocking joins the million club

Congratulations go to Amanda Hocking who has just become the 14th writer to sell a million copies for the Kindle -  Amanda Hocking, self-published, prolific author of young adult paranormal novels, recently became the 14th writer to join the "Kindle Million Club," having sold over 1 million copies of her e-books in the Kindle Store.

Hocking is seen as a trailblazer and inspiration for struggling writers unable to acquire book deals with traditional publishing companies.After Hocking sold hundreds of thousands of copies of her self-published e-books, the same New York publishing companies that had originally rejected her joined in a "heated auction" to purchase her next series, which eventually sold to St. Martin's last March for over $2 million.

"I want to be a writer. I do not want to spend 40 hours a week handling e-mails, formatting covers, finding editors, etc. Right now, being me is a full-time occupation." Amanda Hocking


Brian Drake said...

Great news! Good for her. Now I'm curious as to who the other 13 people are!

Gary Dobbs/Jack Martin said...

John Locke, Steig Larrson, Dan Brown are three of the others