For the first time in history, an independent author has sold 1 million eBooks, Amazon announced on Monday. And here’s the kicker -- those million books sold IN FIVE MONTHS.“John Locke has become the eighth author to sell over 1 million Kindle books, becoming the newest member of the “Kindle Million Club,” and the first independently published author to receive this distinction,” said Amazon officials in a press release. “As of yesterday, John Locke has sold 1,010,370 Kindle books.”
Locke is in the company of literary giants -- the other members of the “Kindle Million Club are Stieg Larsson, James Patterson, Nora Roberts, Charlaine Harris, Lee Child, Suzanne Collins and Michael Connelly.
“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,” said John Locke, without a touch of understatement.
So who is John Locke?
He lives in Louisville, Kentucky and he has written nine novels with titles including:
-- New York Times bestselling eBook, "Saving Rachel."
-- "Vegas Moon”
-- "Wish List”
-- "A Girl Like You”
-- "Follow the Stone”
-- and "Don't Poke the Bear!"
Clearly the man is savvy because guess what his latest book is? Not fiction! His newest title: "How I Sold 1 Million eBooks in 5 Months" -- a how-to marketing guide for self-published authors. And yes, I’m going to buy it. -Caleb