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I'm trying to put together a list of indie authors who are making a living from their books. From people who are making a living to people in the stratosphere, who are getting rich. I think the list has been growing and growing. This is who I have so far, let me know if you should be included (or know someone who should be). I'm using it to show aspiring indies that not only is success possible in this field, but there are a lot of successful writers already in this field.

We're currently up to 223 names. Am I missing anyone?

Names of Indies Who Are Making A Living With Their Writing and Genre:
Aaron Pogue
Abbi Glines
Addison Moore
Adrienne Thompson
Aiden James Paranormal
Alexa Grace
Alexandra Sokoloff Paranormal
Allan Guthrie
Amanda Hocking Paranormal
Amber Lynn Natusch
Angie Fox Paranormal Chick Lit
Angie Stanton
AnneMarie Novak
Antoinette Stockenberg
Artemis Hunt Erotica
Artie Cabrera
Barbra Annino Paranormal
Barbra Freethy Romance
Bella Andre Erotica
Bernadette Marie Romance
Beth Orsoff
Beverly Kendall
Blake Crouch Horror
Bob Mayer Action-Adventure
Boyd Morrison
Brett Battles
Brian D. Anderson Fantasy
Brian Kittrell Fantasy
Bruce Blake
C.J. Archer
C.J. Lyons
Camilla Chafer Paranormal Chick Lit
Candice Hern
Carolyn McCray
Cassia Leo
Catherine Bybee
Catherine Ryan Hyde
Chanda Hahn
Cheryl Bolen
Christiana Miller Paranormal Chick Lit
Christine Kling Suspense & Thriller
Claudia King
Cliff Ball Speculative Fiction
Colleen Hoover
Connie Suttle
Cora Carmack
Courtney Milan
Dale Mayer
Dani Amore
Danielle Bourdon
Dannika Dark Paranormal
Darcie Chan Main-stream Lit
David Dalglish Fantasy
David Gaughran
David McAfee
Dean Wesley Smith
Deanna Chase
Deanna Roy Chick Lit
Debora Geary Paranormal Chick Lit
Debra Holland
Dee Ernst
Denise Swank
Diane Capri
Diane Darcy
Donald Wells
Donna Fasano
Donna McDonald Romance
Edie Ramer Paranormal Chick Lit
Edward W. Robertson Sci-Fi
Elizabeth Reyes
Elle Casey
Ellen O'Connell
Eve Langlais
Gary Ponzo
Gemma Halliday
Gerri Russel
Glynn James Horror & Sci-Fi
H.M. Ward Paranormal
H.P. Mallory Paranormal Chick Lit
H.T. Night Paranormal
Heather Killough-Walden
Hugh Howey Sci-Fi
Imogen Rose
J.A. Konrath Horror
J.D. Hallowell Fantasy
J.R. Rain Paranormal
J.R. Tomlin Historical Fiction
Jack Kilbourn Horror
James Henderson
Jamie Maguire
Jana DeLeon
Jasinda Wilder
Jason Letts
Jay Allan
Jen Talty
Jennifer Blake Romance
Jessica Sorensen
Jillian Dodd
Jinx Jamison
Joan Hall Hovey
Jody Morse & Jayme Morse Paranormal Romance
Joe Nobody
Joel Goldman
John Daulton
John Locke
John O'Brien
Joseph Lallo
Joseph Nassise Urban Fantasy & Horror
Jude Hardin
Judy Angelo
Kara King
Kary English Fantasy & Sci-Fi
Kate Danley
Kate Perry Romance
Kathleen Brooks
Kathleen Long
Kathleen Valentine
Kathy Bennett
Katy Evans
Kay Bratt
Kelly Harper
Kelly McClymer Chick Lit
Kirstie Cook
Kristen Ashley
Kristen Lamb
Kristie Cook
Kristine Kathryn Rusch
L.J. Sellers
L.M. Ironside
L.T. Ryan
Lacey Weatherford
Lauren Royal
Lawrence Kelter
Lee Goldberg Mysteries
Liliana Hart Romantic Suspense
Lindsay Buroker
Lisa Mondello
Lisa Renee Jones
Lisa Scott Chick Lit
Lizzy Ford
Lola Stvil
M. Louisa Locke
M.J. Rose
M.P. McDonald
Maggie Ingles
Marie Force
Mark E. Cooper
Mark Tufo
Marla Braziel Romance
Marti Talbott
Matthew Mathers
Melanie Nilles
Melissa Foster
Michael Bunker Sci-Fi
Michael J. Sullivan
Michael Prescott
Michael Stephen Fuchs Techno-thriller
Michael Wallace Thrillers
Mike McIntyre Travel Memoirs
Mimi Strong
Minx Malone
Monique Martin
N. Gemini Sasson Historical Fiction
Nick Spalding
Noel Hynd
Paige Weaver
Patrice Michelle/P.T. Michelle Romance/YA
Patricia Ryan
Phoenix Sullivan Thrillers
Quinn Loftis
R.J. Parker
Rachel Astor
Rachel Hanna
Rachel Schurig Chick Lit
Rachel Van Dyken
Raine Miller
Rebecca Donovan
Rebecca Forester
RJ Parker
Robert Crane Fantasy & Sci-Fi
Robert Gregory Browne
Rose Pressey
Roxie Rivera Erotica
Russell Blake Action-Adventure
Rusty Bigfoot Wilson
Ruth Ann Nordin
Ruth Cardello
Ruth Cardello Romance
Ryk Brown
S.L. Baum
S.M. Reine
Sandra Edwards
Sara Fawkes
Sarah Woodbury Historical Fiction
Sarra Cannon
Saxon Andrew
Scott Nicholson
Shadonna Richards
Shalini Boland
Shayne Parkinson Historical Fiction
Sibel Hodge
Stephanie Abbott/Emma Jameson
Stephanie Bond
Stephanie Rowe
Susan Fleet
Susan Kaye Quinn
Susanne O'Leary Chick Lit
Suzanna Medeiros
Sydney Landon
Tallulah Grace
Tammara Webber
Teresa Wilde/Teresa Morgan
Terri Reid
Theresa Ragan
Tina Folsom
Tina Reber
Tonya Kappes Mysteries
Tracey Garvis Graves
Ty Johnston Epic Fantasy
V.J. Chambers
Victorine Lieske
Will van der Vaart
Willem Thomas

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This is a great idea!

The only thing I'd suggest is that someone is going to need to alphabetize the list. It's harder to look up authors when their names are in a jumble.

But like I said, it's certainly inspiring. Any way to add just a little more info to it? Like, how many titles they have available? Just a thought.

Gee, don't I do a great job of giving you more work to do?  ::)

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Robert Crane.  J. R. Tomlin.

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You'll have to decide whether to count me or not. I could live off what I made in 2011 and 2012 and expect to make in 2013, but I'm retired and have SS too, so I'm not living entirely off the book income.

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Please add me - Marti Talbott

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Interesting list. Thanks for the mention. ;)


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Impressive list. I would add Joe Nobody unless he's already there under his real name.
It would also be nice to know each author's genre(s), number of books published, and when they first published on Kindle. Just saying.

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Saxon Andrew

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At least some of these people (Amanda Hocking, Jamie Maguire, Hugh Howey, Bella Andre, HP Mallory, and I'm sure others) started as indies OR started as trad published authors, but now have a foot in both camps and would be more correctly classified as a mixture of both.
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