When it comes to self-publishing authors who have achieved success, Amanda Hocking comes to mind. She sold millions of ebooks via Amazon, until she got a traditional publishing deal. She just wrote a new three part series called the Kanin Chronicles, and sold it to St. Martin’s Press.
In April 2010, Amanda Hocking began self-publishing ebooks, chiefly on Amazon. By March 2011, she had sold over a million copies of her nine books and earned two million dollars from the digital sales. She was selling close to 9,000 ebooks a day by the end of 2011. She then signed a landmark deal with St. Martin’s Press, which is owned by Macmillan.
So what exactly is this new book series about? Amanda Hocking explained in a recent blog post, “The new series is a YA paranormal romance trilogy called the Kanin Chronicles. If you read the Trylle trilogy (or if you’re Scandinavian), you may be thinking that the word ‘Kanin‘ sounds familiar. As you may recall, the Kanin are another tribe of trolls, who are mentioned in the Trylle book but not really seen. You may also recall that in Ascend, Finn’s mother and younger sister Ember were going to stay with relatives in the Kanin tribe.
So putting those pieces together, you may feel its safe to assume that the Kanin Chronicles are a spinoff series from Trylle about Ember Holmes. In that you’d be both correct and not correct. Ember is a part of the Kanin Chronicles, but the focus is actually on an entirely new character, Bryn Aven. Other prominent characters from the Trylle series do make appearances in the Kanin series, but I want the primary focus to be on new characters with new storylines.”
The new paranormal series is due to be published in the middle of 2014, and should be released in quick succession. It will have the same schedule basically as her Trylle and Watersong series that was also published via St. Martin’s Press.
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