Here’s a neat story I stumbled across today! – John Locke, the self-published Kindle author, just went over one million sales and joined the Kindle Million Club!
He is mostly known for his fiction work on the Donovan Creed novels, and these are the ones that have had the most success. One of the ways he got here is by offering his Kindle version books at 99 cents. The paperback copies were $8 to $15.
What has been funny and interesting to me is that Locke has actually been criticized by the media for his low pricing of the books. Yes, that means he got a very low commission on his self-published sales (about 34 to 35 cents per Kindle sale), but at a million copies, he still made over $300,000. I think he is doing just fine!
He has also written a non-fiction title about his success as a Kindle author. I am going to pick this up and will report back here when I do about his method. I know several of you who read this blog are looking for more than a Kindle review – you are Kindle authors as well! I will write a quick review on it once I have had the time to go through it. I am a bit interested myself, as I hope to publish my on Kindle book in the near future.
So, does this change the face of authorship even more? If nothing else, I think it proves, if it even needed to be proven anymore, that you really do not need a major publisher to be able to succeed and to truly get a wide distribution as an author!