“Slammed” top 100 best-seller list
Self-publishing authors worry night and day that their carefully, painstakingly crafted eBooks will sell or at least get reviewed favourably.
Well another living proof that it can and does work is Colleen Hoover’s “Slammed” – [She blogs here : www.colleenhoover.com] .Written as a hobby and published for Kindle (Amazon) she gave it away for free and a low price – soon there was a social media buzz from readers and reviews online – gradually gaining some momentum. And has this article reports eventually got into the Amazon’s Kindle Top 100 sellers!!
“I had no intentions of ever getting the book published. I was just writing it for fun,” said Hoover, who uploaded “Slammed” a year ago in January. … By July, both were on The New York Times best-seller list for e-books. Soon after, they were picked up by Atria Books, a Simon & Schuster imprint. By fall, she had sold the movie rights.
“I wasn’t expecting any of this at all. And I’m not saying I don’t like it, but it’s taken a lot of getting used to,” said the 33-year-old Hoover, who quit her job last summer to focus on her career as an author.
Nice to hear of success, especially when not expected. Well done to Colleen.