Amanda Hocking

Kristine Kathryn Rusch Spins a Traditional Publishing Horror Story

By Chris Meadows
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 business of writing to her blog, The Business Rusch. (See earlier TeleRead coverage of Rusch’s [...]

Amanda Hocking discusses $2 million publishing deal

By Chris Meadows
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 in self-publishing circles last year. In the interview, she confirms that Amazon actually made a [...]

Germany's Amada Hocking, by Atilla Lukacs

By a TeleRead Contributor
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 another material (an ebook on ebook and e-publishing stories from around world), hope that is going to [...]

Good eReader profiles self-publishing author Gordon Bonnet

By Chris Meadows
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 time to devote to the process of finding an agent and working with publishers to meet editorial [...]

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

By Chris Meadows
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 fear self-e-publishing. He discusses the perceived illegitimacy of self-published books (a holdover [...]

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

By Chris Meadows
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 participant— Although Amazon has worked several exclusive deals to publish backlist books or [...]

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

By Chris Meadows
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 the publishing industry means that even traditionally-published authors have to be their own publicist [...]

Amanda Hocking explains the reasoning behind her publishing deal

By Chris Meadows
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 than a little irony: [It] is crazy that we live in a time that I have to justify taking a seven-figure [...]

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

By Chris Meadows
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 in the way that Internet media have been covering her story. She worries that people seem to think [...]

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