March 1, 2011

Who needs a publisher?

Amanda Hocking certainly doesn’t:

Amanda Hocking is 26* years old. She has 9 self-published books to her name, and sells 100,000+ copies of those ebooks per month. She has never been traditionally published. This is her blog. And it’s no stretch to say – at $3 per book1/70% per sale for the Kindle store – that she makes a lot of money from her monthly book sales. (Perhaps more importantly: a publisher on the private Reading2.0 mailing list has said, to effect: there is no traditional publisher in the world right now that can offer Amanda Hocking terms that are better than what she’s currently getting, right now on the Kindle store, all on her own.)


  1. Dave Farris on March 1st, 2011 at 9:06 pm

    Holy Santa Claus Shit!! That is amazing, inspiring, and well, I big middle finger to the traditional publishing industry… Now, if I can just figure out a way to make ejewelry so I can sell it virally for .99 cents.