Briefly Noted | Authors catch fire with self-published e-books – USATODAY.com
Fed up with attempts to find a traditional publisher for her young-adult paranormal novels, Hocking self-published last March and began selling her novels on online bookstores like Amazon and Barnesandnoble.com.
By May she was selling hundreds; by June, thousands. She sold 164,000 books in 2010. Most were low-priced 99 cents to $2.99 digital downloads.
More astounding: This January she sold more than 450,000 copies of her nine titles. More than 99% were e-books.