Saturday, October 23, 2010

Conf 651: An Encouraging Story

I've got another blog now called the UK Ebook Blog where I'm flagging up ebook news as it comes in. Or trying to, the whole phenomenon is gathering momentum so quickly. Now, hurrah, the author success stories are starting to appear thick and fast. As this blog is mainly read by writers I just had to share this one:

After the usual round of rejection after rejection, novelist Amanda Hocking decided to self-publish on Kindle. Within a few months she had sales of 20,000 and a request from a Hungarian publisher to buy her foreign rights. On the back of this she got "one of the top agents on the planet", Steven Axelrod. He started selling film and territorial rights but held back on the all-important domestic rights, preferring to keep her novel as an ebook and let the momentum grow... read the full story here. 

All in the USA so far, but it's only a matter of time.