E-books have made it easier for self-published authors to reach readers in a way that wasn’t possible even five years ago, and some of them are making quite a splash. For the first time ever, the USA Today Top 150 best sellers list included a self-published author, Amanda Hocking.
If you haven’t heard her name yet, you’re in the minority. This prolific 26-year-old from Minnesota uploaded a few of her completed novels to Amazon, Smashwords and B&N last March. Since then, she’s sold more than half a million copies. Do you see where she is on this list? #16. Yeah, sandwiched between Suzanne Collins and Jeff Kinney!
And that’s not her only title on the list. She has another book at #24 and one at #31. Pretty amazing for someone who hit the market less than a year ago!
You can read her interview at the USA Today website. So tell me, if you have an e-reader, have you read any self-published titles? How did they stack up against traditionally published books? And does Amanda Hocking’s success make you want to start uploading your book to Amazon?
Well, I’m about to make three people happy with some old-fashioned hard cover books 🙂
The winner of Mockingjay is:
The winner of Catching Fire is:
The winner of Beautiful Darkness is:
Congratulations to all of you! Email me at solvangsherrie at gmail dot com with your snail mail address and I’ll get your books to you next week.
Have a great weekend!