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Have you guys noticed Hannah Ford's new series, What He Wants

First released on January 1st, she's now at Book 7, and all of them are hovering around the #200 mark on Amazon. Crazy.

Especially when you consider each installment is only about 10k words, she has no author bio, picture, social media, website, mailing list, or even release dates.

I can't find any promotions she might have done.

All this seems to contravene everything I've learned about how to be successful. Maybe her books are the rare exception that literally sell themselves with no help?

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Not my genre so what do I know, but only 28 pages?!

Though if erotica is your thing, the fairly explicit excerpt in the blurb tells you exactly what you're getting. The blurb is probably selling the first book and then it must be written well enough that people continue....
 
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It's the genre. And fast releases. Plenty of people will do the same as her and fail. But out of each new batch there will be a winner, which is what she is. Some of her runners up as well will still be making lots of money though haven't hit crazy time yet. Others will just make okay money.

This is all providing that they can write and know the business.
 

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She released two series almost simultaneously.

I'm not sure what else to say. I find the most interesting thing to be that she seems to have stopped releasing. Weird.

I'm sure it's a pen name of another successful author. It's very possible that they used their established mailing list to launch this pen name.
 

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Briteka said:
She actually *does* have an author page. http://www.amazon.com/Hannah-Ford/e/B00TEMQK54/ref=sr_tc_2_0?qid=1427472065&sr=1-2-ent

And there's quite a bit of activity on her message board at the bottom. A lot more than I usually see. Apparently she has created something that a lot of readers love.
The page is there, but note this message:

Are You an Author?
Help us improve our Author Pages by updating your bibliography and submitting a new or current image and biography.

I think that means she's not logged in and done anything with it.
 
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pwtucker said:
The page is there, but note this message:

Are You an Author?
Help us improve our Author Pages by updating your bibliography and submitting a new or current image and biography.

I think that means she's not logged in and done anything with it.
That exact same message is on your author page, Phil.
 

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Jim Johnson said:
Nine books released in a couple months, good covers, great branding, good reviews; looks like they're doing something right. Maybe the author doesn't spend much time on kboards.
Very likely she is one of us :)
So many people have other pen names that they don't use here and lots of authors here don't even share their main name.
If you have several pen names you only bother setting up author pages for one or two, after all you are only allowed three max anyway (author pages, not pen names, you can have as many pen names as you like).
 

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I read the 3 customer discussions under her author page and it does not look like the author has ever responded or participated in these discussions. Almost all comments are begging her for a release schedule, so she must obviously be doing something WRITE (pun intended).
I agree with the previous posts, I would bet a lot of money that this is a KBoarder, who is very successful in Kindle Unlimited and writes very fast--with several pen names. Surprisingly, that description still fits MANY of our fellow authors on this site! But I have my own pick!
 

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+1 on the good for her/him

Evenstar said:
If you have several pen names you only bother setting up author pages for one or two, after all you are only allowed three max anyway (author pages, not pen names, you can have as many pen names as you like).
Every author is allowed an author page, but only 3 are available for each Author Central log in. If you need more than 3, you create a new log in for a different email address :)
 

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So glad she's doing well! Fast release with good covers and blurbs helps - I wish I could write faster but I'm slow even at the short works I attempt.
 
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