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The Future Of Publishing: Novelist Makes A Fortune Selling Kindle eBooks

The Future Of Publishing: Novelist Makes A Fortune Selling Kindle eBooks
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Trylle Trilogy author Amanda Hocking makes an estimated $2 million a year by subverting the traditional publishing system.

by Don Michael Acelar De Leon
  • 1 march 2011

Amanda Hocking, a 26-year-old novelist from Austin, Minnesota, has hit the $2 million mark by self-publishing for the Kindle, selling an estimated 100,000 copies a month and keeping as much as 70% of the earnings.

Hocking sells her works for a mere three dollars per copy, but the relatively low price works to her advantage. With no overhead expenses and giving Amazon 30% of the proceedings, she gets to keep an estimated $2 million a year.

As an independent writer, Hocking and her story surely gives a renewed sense of hope to thousands of writers waiting for their own big break.

Amanda Hocking

[via Gizmodo]

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