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Self-published authors find e-success

Posted: December 14th, 2011, 12:38 pm
by longknife
By Deirdre Donahue, USA TODAY
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In 2009, Michael Prescott's dream died, or so he thought.
After graduating from college in 1980, Prescott had labored for almost three decades to become a best-selling novelist, writing more than 20 books under various names. He enjoyed critical praise and some successes.
But when 25 publishers passed on buying his thriller Riptide, Prescott thought the gig was up. Then, on a whim, he decided to self-publish it as an e-book.
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Self-published authors on USA TODAY’s Best Seller list
Michael Prescott: Five self-published e-books in the top 150 for a total of 42 weeks
Barbara Freethy: Nine self-published e-books in the top 150 for 41 weeks
Darcie Chan: Her debut novel, The Mill River Recluse, has spent 16 weeks in the top 150
Amanda Hocking: seven self-published e-books in the top 150 for a total of 50 weeks
C.J. Lyons: two self-published e-books for a total of nine weeks in the top 150

Re: Self-published authors find e-success

Posted: December 16th, 2011, 5:05 pm
by Mira
Wow, this is totally cool!! Yay for Prescott!

Thanks so much for sharing this, lvcabbie. :)

Re: Self-published authors find e-success

Posted: December 17th, 2011, 3:44 am
by michaelabayomi
It's always nice to see other writers doing well.

Re: Self-published authors find e-success

Posted: December 17th, 2011, 10:38 am
by longknife
But remember, they probably spend more time in Social Media than they do writing!