How Amanda Hocking sold 1.5 million on Amazon: I’m revealing the secret!

This blog about Amanda Hocking’s success speaks for itself. Marketing is about building relationships and being genuinely yourself in doing so. If there were a ‘secret’ to success, this seems to be it and at the end of the day, doesn’t it make the most sense? You don’t buy stuff from telemarketers or aggressive sales people in stores… why would you expect others to do so online? Yes, it takes time. Lots of time. Time you might have been writing a few extra books in… but if no one is reading your stuff, does it matter how many books you’ve written? So get out there, engage, and meet your future fans! And thanks for this blog Leona & Amanda. You rock. Be sure to follow their blogs when you visit their pages!

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You might have heard of Amanda Hocking, the indie superstar who sold 1.5 million on Amazon and got picked up by a big house and signed a movie deal for her Trylle Trilogy.

This is the exact quote from her explaining how her sales exploded after the book bloggers spread the word:

Then in June, something truly magical happened. I discovered book bloggers. I had no idea such people existed. They just read books and write about them. And I don’t mean “just.” These people take times out of their busy lives to talk about books and have contests and connect with followers and writers and other readers.

These guys are honestly my heroes. I’m a little in love with all of them.

I asked several if they would be interested in reviewing my books, and most of them said yes, even if they didn’t generally review self-published work.

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2 comments on “How Amanda Hocking sold 1.5 million on Amazon: I’m revealing the secret!

  1. Thank you so much for reblogging! I hope the word gets out about this and people realize that there is no magic wand, magic comes from hard work and engaging the people out there.


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