Amanda Hocking

Kristine Kathryn Rusch Spins a Traditional Publishing Horror Story

By libertyc
June 20, 2013 // 1 Comment

Self-publishing booster Kristine Kathryn Rusch, who has had a great deal of experience both editing and writing under the traditional publishing system, has posted another excellent essay about the [...]

More reviewers say 'yes' to indie authors today, but getting noticed is still an uphill climb

By libertyc
February 26, 2013 // 3 Comments

Allen Schatz published his first book two years ago. After things didn’t work out with an agent, he went the self-publishing route and knew he had to market on his own, which meant contacting [...]

Kristine Kathryn Rusch: Publishers mishandle indie authors, fail to learn from mistakes

By libertyc
April 22, 2012 // 5 Comments

In her latest “The Business Rusch” column, Kristine Kathryn Rusch calls attention to the fact that this year a reporting Pulitzer went to an online-only publication, the Huffington Post, for the [...]

Amanda Hocking discusses $2 million publishing deal

By libertyc
January 25, 2012 // 0 Comments

FutureBook’s Philip Jones had the chance to talk with self-publishing star Amanda Hocking, whose move to a $2 million traditional publishing deal with St. Martin’s Press caused some controversy [...]

Germany's Amada Hocking, by Atilla Lukacs

By libertyc
January 12, 2012 // 0 Comments

Received an update from  Atilla in Hungary: Hi, Paul, Just want to let you know that my book (SLOW BUT GROWING – THE HUNGARIAN EBOOK MARKET) is a KDP Select title from now. I am working on [...]

Amazon adds Amanda Hocking, David Baldacci, and Stephenie Meyer to Kindle Million Club

By libertyc
November 10, 2011 // 2 Comments

It’s been a big day for Amazon press releases. I suppose that the company is trying to snag as much publicity as possible in the run up to the launch of the Kindle Fire. But today Amazon announced [...]

Amazon’s moves into publishing business cause traditional publishers to feel threatened

By libertyc
October 17, 2011 // 3 Comments

The New York Times is carrying a piece about how Amazon is moving to act as a combined publisher/retailer, cutting out traditional publishers. The company already tried to snag a series by [...]

Good eReader profiles self-publishing author Gordon Bonnet

By libertyc
May 4, 2011 // 0 Comments

Good eReader has a profile of self-publishing author Gordon Bonnet, a science teacher who writes paranormal fiction in his spare time. Bonnet found that he simply didn’t have enough of that spare [...]

Michael Stackpole explains why some authors are scared of self-publishing

By libertyc
April 26, 2011 // 9 Comments

Carrying on the electronic self-publishing theme of my posts tonight, Michael Stackpole (whose self-publishing efforts we’ve covered before) has a blog post talking about the reasons some authors [...]

A frontlist first: Amazon.com took part in the Amanda Hocking book auction

By libertyc
April 2, 2011 // 0 Comments

Crain’s New York Business reports that the multi-publisher auction that resulted in Amanda Hocking signing a two-million-dollar four-book deal with St. Martin’s Press had one unexpected [...]

Author-driven marketing: What is an introvert author to do?

By libertyc
March 30, 2011 // 12 Comments

Salon Magazine’s Laura Miller has an article looking at the recent moves by Barry Eisler away from and Amanda Hocking toward traditional publishing, and how the current author-marketed nature of [...]

Amanda Hocking explains the reasoning behind her publishing deal

By libertyc
March 25, 2011 // 4 Comments

In light of the official announcement of her seven-figure publishing contract, Amanda Hocking wrote a longer blog post going into complete detail about why she wanted the deal. She notes with more [...]

Self-published writer Amanda Hocking signs seven-figure four-book publishing deal

By libertyc
March 24, 2011 // 13 Comments

In an update on a story from a couple of days ago, the New York Times reports that self-publishing star Amanda Hocking has signed a four-book contract with St. Martin’s Press, an imprint of [...]

Barry Eisler turns down $500,000 advance to self-publish, as Amanda Hocking negotiates with major publishers

By libertyc
March 22, 2011 // 5 Comments

Hot on the heels of Microsoft vs. Barnes & Noble vs. Apple vs. Amazon comes another interesting juxtaposition. Today on J.A. Konrath’s blog, Konrath interviewed pro-published writer Barry [...]

Best-selling Amazon self-pub author Amanda Hocking clears up misconceptions

By libertyc
March 14, 2011 // 8 Comments

Amanda Hocking, who I mentioned the other day as an example of a best-selling self-publishing e-book writer, has an interesting and long blog post in which she tries to clear up some misconceptions [...]

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