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Posts Tagged ‘Victorine Lieske’

How Many Copies Make a Self-Published Bestseller?

GalleyCat readers constantly ask us: how many copies does it take to get on the Self Published Bestsellers List?

This is not an easy question to answer since all the major marketplaces for indie books carefully guard their sales figures. However, in Behind the Story: Interviews From 20 Self-Published Authors Who Made it BIG, author Denise Kim Wy managed to get sales figures from six different self-published authors.

We’ve included those sales figures below, complete with some quotes from the book. If you are an indie author and want to share how many copies you’ve sold, feel free to email GalleyCat a photograph to be included on this list.

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How an Agent Works with a Self-Published Author

Author Victorine Lieske has sold 100,000 copies of her self-published eBook, Not What She Seems. Despite this milestone, she is now working with Movable Type Literary Group agent Rachel Vogel to sell her work to a traditional publisher.

We caught up with Movable Type principal Jason Allen Ashlock to find out what a traditional book deal could offer a self-published author.

Ashlock explained: “Ebooks, despite their incredible rate of growth, aren’t the preferred medium for a majority of readers, so having a print deal with wide distribution is important … And having a publisher relaunching the book in print and electronic form a few months from now gives the property another opportunity to succeed in a big way.”

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