Self-published Author is Kindle’s Biggest Seller by Anita Singh
Self-published Author is Kindle’s Biggest Seller
by Anita Singh
Kerry Wilkinson began writing his debut novel, Locked In, 11 months ago “as a challenge to myself to see if it was something I could do”.
It became the first in the Jessica Daniel detective series and Wilkinson quickly went on to produce two follow-ups, Vigilante and The Woman in Black.
Despite Wilkinson having no agent or professional publicity machine, the three books have sold more than 250,000 copies in total to make him the best-selling author at the Kindle Store in the last quarter of 2011.
“This time last year, I hadn’t even started writing Locked In,” said Wilkinson, 31, a sports journalist from Lancashire. “Now I’m outselling many authors that I have grown up reading.
“I wrote it more as a test for myself as opposed to anything else. I hadn’t put any thought into publishing – either traditionally or by myself – let alone any success it could possibly have. I only wrote it to see if I could.” [CLICK HERE TO READ THE REST OF THE ARTICLE.]