After being rejected by literary agents for her novel Catch Your Death, British writer Louise Voss decided to self publish her book in the Kindle UK Store. Voss priced the eBook at £0.95, which helped it shoot up the Kindle charts, which in turn caught the eye of a major publishing house.
The London Evening Standard has the story: “It attracted the attention of publishers HarperFiction, which offered her a six-figure, four-book deal. As a result, her ebook Catch Your Death will also be printed and stocked in bookshops in the traditional way.”
The eBook is currently No. 4 in the “Suspense” category of the Kindle UK Store. According to the London Standard the book held the No. 1 position in the Kindle UK Store for the month of June where it sold 50,000 copies.