26-Year-Old Is Making Millions selling on Kindle


Welcome to disruption. 26-year old Amanda Hocking is the best-selling "indie" writer on the Kindle store, meaning she doesn't have a publishing deal, Novelr says.

And she shouldn't. She gets to keep 70% of her book sales -- and she sells around 100,000 copies per month. By comparison, it's usually thought that it takes a few tens of thousands of copies sold in the first week to be a New York Times bestselling writer.

Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/amanda-hocking-2011-2?utm_source=feedburner#ixzz1FMsklkGD

Note: I looked on Worldcat and her books are in some libraries. Paper versions of her books are available. Assuming the numbers of sales are true anyone care to comment about whether more libraries should have her books?


The author has a posting on her website labeled Misinformation & Corrections

Excerpt: The internet is filled with misinformation. Some of that is about me.

So, I'm going to set the record straight by saying a bunch of things about me and my books that are true, so if you read things other places, you can be all, "Nah, that's not true. Here. Check out Amanda's blog."

Full post: http://amandahocking.blogspot.com/2011/02/misinformation-corrections.html

like some corporate creation of emo slackitude... it's probably james frey...

I had the same impression looking at the photo and thought the books are probably written by a fat middle age white guy.

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