Interesting take on why Amanda Hocking and Stephanie Meyer have sold so many books.

Alexandra Pelaez

For those of you who have never heard of Amanda Hocking before reading this article, I’ll give a brief background. She is currently a rock star in the e-publishing industry. She was rejected hundreds of times by traditional publishing companies, and eventually got fed up. She decided to self-publish her books on the kindle and the nook, and it was a gamble that greatly paid off. So far, she has published ten books, made over two million dollars, gotten the attention of Hollywood, and has raked in an additional two million dollars from a publishing company who wants her to write a young adult series for them.

I can’t even begin to say how happy I am for her. She worked her ass off and got it kicked numerous times, but used her experiences to grow as a person and eventually take her destiny into her own hands. Her story…

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