Just as I wrote last month, we’ve seen the nail in the coffin for old media. Novlr profiles how a growing group of indie writers are able to make a great living off eBooks. Amanda Hocking is the premier indie author in the Kindle store. As Gruber put it, “Disintermediation, disruption, and independence.“
Amanda Hocking is 26 years old. She has 9 self-published books to her name, and sells 100,000+ copies of those ebooks per month. She has never been traditionally published. This is her blog. And it’s no stretch to say – at $3 per book*/70% per sale for the Kindle store – that she makes a lot of money from her monthly book sales.