How a First-time Author Sold 12,000 Copies in her Two First Months

The title does kind of say it all.

Nicholas C. Rossis

From the blog of Nicholas C. Rossis, author of science fiction, the Pearseus epic fantasy series and children's booksThis amazing claim belongs to Kim Linwood, author of Rebel: A Stepbrother Romance. I found it in a recent blog post by my friend, MMJaye, and just had to confirm it was not a typo.

Turns out that Kim had published a couple of short stories on Amazon to wet her feet with the publishing process – with no success. Then, she wrote her novel and published it on Amazon. Two weeks later, she had sold 12,000 copies and reached #11 in the entire Kindle store – without the strength of any platform behind her.

MMJaye has interviewed Kim, who sounds like a lovely person and a dedicated author. I strongly suggest you read the interview in its entirety, but I wanted to focus here on the things Kim did right, so that we can learn from her extraordinary success.

Lesson #1: Write What You Like

Kim wrote…

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About Charles Yallowitz

Charles E. Yallowitz was born, raised, and educated in New York. Then he spent a few years in Florida, realized his fear of alligators, and moved back to the Empire State. When he isn't working hard on his epic fantasy stories, Charles can be found cooking or going on whatever adventure his son has planned for the day. 'Legends of Windemere' is his first series, but it certainly won't be his last.
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4 Responses to How a First-time Author Sold 12,000 Copies in her Two First Months

  1. Thanks for the share! 🙂

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  2. MishaBurnett says:

    Stepbrother romance, huh? Time to steam things up between James and Agony, I guess.

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