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Self-Published Author Sells 1 Million Kindle eBooks

John Locke has become the first self-published author to join the Kindle Million Club–the eighth author to sell one million eBooks through Amazon. Follow this link to read free samples of his novels.

Locke has sold 1,010,370 Kindle books using Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP). The club also counts Suzanne Collins, Michael Connelly, and James Patterson as members.

Locke had this statement in the release: “Kindle Direct Publishing has provided an opportunity for independent authors to compete on a level playing field with the giants of the book selling industry. Not only did KDP give me a chance, they helped at every turn. Quite simply, KDP is the greatest friend an author can have.”

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Michael Connelly is the Seventh Writer to Sell 1 Million Kindle eBooks

Amazon made the announcement that mystery writer Michael Connelly has sold more than one million Kindle eBooks. This makes him the seventh writer to be inducted into the “Kindle Million Club.”

Connelly (pictured, via) recently published the twenty third book in the Mickey Haller series, The Fifth Witness. He had this statement in the press release: “As a storyteller it brings me particular fulfillment to know so many readers are receiving my work through the Kindle. Added to that, my name is now on a list of an amazing group of writers. I am very proud of this moment.”

Last week, Hunger Games novelist Suzanne Collins became the first children’s author and the sixth member of the “Kindle Million Club.” The first inductee was Millennium trilogy author Stieg Larsson followed by James Patterson, Nora Roberts, Charlaine Harris, and Lee Child.

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo: More Than 1 Million eBooks Served

Stieg Larsson‘s The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo has sold one million digital copies. Reportedly, this is the first time a single title has achieved such a feat.

Here’s more from The New York Times: “Several publishers said they had individual authors, like Nora Roberts of Penguin Group USA, who has sold more than a million digital copies of all her combined books. The Millennium trilogy has sold nearly 17 million copies in the United States.”

Last year, eBookNewser reported when Larsson became the first author inducted into the “Kindle Million Club” as combined Kindle sales of all three Millennium books hit the 1 million mark. Currently, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo holds the #42 spot on the Kindle “Top 100 Paid” bestseller list.