Author Topic: Self-published novelist Amanda Hocking makes millions from Kindle sales  (Read 3393 times)  

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Re: Self-published novelist Amanda Hocking makes millions from Kindle sales
« Reply #25 on: March 07, 2011, 04:18:10 pm »
Great stories.  I've found some really good authors out there on the Indie route that are charging .99 to $5 for some good reading!  Keep up the good work all of you authors out there.   
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    Re: Self-published novelist Amanda Hocking makes millions from Kindle sales
    « Reply #26 on: March 07, 2011, 04:26:26 pm »
    If this doesn't send a loud message to all the authors who think they still need the publishers to get their book titles on the market, then nothing will.

    Without the authors, what do the publishers have to sell and make their billions off of?

    Gene

    http://www.digitaltrends.com/gadgets/self-published-novelist-amanda-hocking-makes-millions-from-amazon-kindle-sales/

    Publishers are nothing special.  They aren't gods and they take most of the profits when a book succeeds (sometimes all if they are dishonest).  A publisher is simply a middleman that has some marketing know-how if it is a good publisher.  Often a publisher will publish a book and sit on it.  The author has to hussle his book any way and the publisher gets most of the money from the author's marketing.  If you can live without "prestige" of being published by a second party, then you have an advantage. 

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