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Self-publishing trailblazer Amanda Hocking shifts gears

March 30, 2011

Tags: self-publishing, Amanda Hocking, social media

Young Amanda Hocking's digitally self-published young-adult paranormal novels have sold a million copies online, making her rich at $2.99 and 99 cents a copy (some of which Amazon.com collects). So why is she about to sign a deal with St. Martin's Press?

"Hocking credits her success to aggressive self-promotion on her blog, Facebook and Twitter, word of mouth and writing in a popular (more…)