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Without any formal advertising, Wilkinson’s first book, Locked In – first in a series of crime fiction novels – shot up the iTunes and Amazon book charts. “I got a Twitter message from someone I know, asking if I knew that my book was in the iTunes chart. I was somewhere around number 50. Then it just grew and grew.”

He sold his 100,000th copy on Christmas Eve, making it a “No 1 Amazon Kindle bestseller” in the UK. The selling price was 98p, with Wilkinson keeping 35% of that (approximately 30p after VAT). “It’s not as if I’m retiring to the Bahamas. I still work full time. It’s some extra money but it’s not a life-changing amount – not yet.”

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