Lately authors have been regaled by success stories of people who have taken a non-traditional approach and published their books on their own. For the first time, through ebook publishing, the barrier to entry for writers to the marketplace is very, very low.
Among the most famous cases are John Locke, the Louisville businessman who has sold over a million downloads of his thrillers on Amazon for 99 cents. And there’s Amanda Hocking, the paranormal romance writer whose spectacular online sales of her ebooks got the attention of St. Martin’s. They gave her a contract for two million dollars for her next four books.
Romance and thrillers work great as ebooks. Readers of genre fiction consume books like they were potato chips. But you might ask, “What about memoirs or serious non-fiction?”
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