A survey carried out last year by the book blog Novelr found that of the top 25 bestselling indie authors on Kindle, only six had ever previously enjoyed print deals with major book publishers. With ebook sales reaching $878m in the US in 2010, an almost fourfold increase from the year before, some 30 authors have already sold more than 100,000 copies through Kindle’s self-publishing site. That’s the kind of statistic that made Penguin’s chief executive, John Makinson, say recently thathe saw “dark clouds” gathering in 2012.
So why am I researching Amanda Hocking’s rise? More on that later.
(URL Link to ascend: A Trylle Novel by Amanda Hocking)