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Posts Tagged ‘Boyd Morrison’

Bella Andre Sweeps Self-Published Bestsellers List

After a $1.99 Gold Box of the Day sale at Amazon, romance novelist Bella Andre took five spots on our Self-Published Bestsellers list with her series, The Sullivans. The Washington Post profiled her writing career last year.

To help GalleyCat readers discover self-published authors, we have compiled lists of the top eBooks in three major marketplaces for self-published digital books: Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Smashwords.

We update these lists every week, tracking how writers perform inside these booming marketplaces. You can read all the lists below, complete with links to each book. If you are an author, check out our Free Sites to Promote Your eBook post and our How To Sell Your Self-Published Book in Bookstores post.

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Book Deal for Self-Published Kindle Author

cover_theark.jpgThe tech news website Gizmodo thinks that Boyd Morrison may be the first writer to self-publish on the Kindle and secure a book deal.

Morrison scored a book deal with Simon and Schuster’s Touchstone imprint for “The Ark”–the imprint acquired “hardcover, paperback, audio, and electronic rights in the US and Canada.” It is the second book in the author’s Tyler Locke adventure series, and is scheduled for a summer 2010 release. Another book is planned for 2011.

Here’s more from the post: “This happens to musicians all the time; they blow up on MySpace, sell music on iTunes and finally some suit at a record company takes notice and signs them. This is the first such example we’re hearing about from a digital author … It adds legitimacy to the Kindle’s self-publishing tools and it’s a sign of recognition that electronic reading, in some form or another, is a valid format.” (Via TeleRead)