Amanda Hocking Scores Four-Book Deal

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By Jason Boog

The New York Times broke the news that self-publishing superstar Amanda Hocking has landed a four book deal with St. Martin’s Press. Her upcoming series will be called “Watersong.”

Here is an eye-popping excerpt: “The bidding eventually rose beyond $2 million for world English rights, said one publishing executive familiar with the negotiations. (St. Martin’s declined to comment.) Ms. Hocking was represented by the literary agent Steven Axelrod.”

The 26-year-old author (pictured, via) made headlines around the country for her dramatic sales as a self-published author. She wrote a great essay analyzing  her success: “And while I do think I will not be the only one to do this – others will be as successful as I’ve been, some even more so – I don’t think it will happen that often.” (Via Sarah Weinman)