Authors catch fire with self-published e-books
When I got a B&N gift card for Christmas, I bought a couple of her ebooks — the first ones of two different series, I believe, so they were 99 cents each. They are vampire and dark fantasy books, and a lot of people on the forum rave about them, so I figured I'd try them out. Haven't gotten to 'em yet, but I'm thinking I may need to soon:
By May she was selling hundreds; by June, thousands. She sold 164,000 books in 2010. Most were low-priced (99 cents to $2.99) digital downloads.
More astounding: This January she sold more than 450,000 copies of her nine titles. More than 99% were e-books.
I'm amazed that one author's self-published books are generating so many sales, even on great sites such as BN.com. Wow! I think I will bump one of her books up my reading list, to see if I'll be buying the next ones in the series — and contributing to her February sales...