NYT Magazine: Amanda Hocking, the billion dollar star of Amazon Kindle self-publishing

Self-publishing has its advocates (Internet companies) and its enemies (traditional publishers). 

The NY Times Magazine sides with the advocates this week, running a seriously positive story about Amanda Hocking from Austin Minnesota, who has the potential of becoming the first Amazon Kindle self-published billionaire author. To be accurate, she now is no longer self-published. But that is indeed how she started out not too long ago.


Amanda Hocking, the star of self-publishing, was sitting in the front seat of her Ford Escape earlier this spring when she spotted a messenger delivering flowers to her home in Austin, Minn. She watched her best friend and roommate, Eric Goldman, get the door. ... more...

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