At last, someone has given us the secret to success. Warning: There’s no magic formula and it doesn’t happen overnight. But it can happen for you!
You might have heard of Amanda Hocking, the indie superstar who sold 1.5 million on Amazon and got picked up by a big house and signed a movie deal for her Trylle Trilogy.
This is the exact quote from her explaining how her sales exploded after the book bloggers spread the word:
Then in June, something truly magical happened. I discovered book bloggers. I had no idea such people existed. They just read books and write about them. And I don’t mean “just.” These people take times out of their busy lives to talk about books and have contests and connect with followers and writers and other readers.
These guys are honestly my heroes. I’m a little in love with all of them.
I asked several if they would be interested in reviewing my books, and most of them said yes, even if they didn’t generally review self-published work.
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4 thoughts on “How Amanda Hocking sold 1.5 million on Amazon: I’m revealing the secret!”
Thanks for reblogging it dear!
There is no such thing as overnight success, it takes a lot of dedication and hard work. I think it’s good to spread the word, it might help reducing the number of authors who have the wrong idea.
It’s a great post. Leona. I definitely had the wrong idea about how things worked when I first started writing. Very few authors experience overnight success. For most of us, building a fan base takes a long time, and we do this by making friends and sharing on our own blogs. Thanks for sharing your advice with us.
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Will have to take a peak at the original post!
It’s a great post, Christy. Enjoy!