“Our greatest weakness lies in giving up.
The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.” – Thomas A. Edison
“Two roads diverged in a wood,
and I took the one less travelled by, and that has made all the difference.” – Robert Frost
John Locke recently became the eighth novelist to sell a million books through Amazon, and the first to do so completely as an independent, non-traditionally published author.
September, 2010 to March 2011, John Locke increased
his total Kindle monthly sales
from 63 to 369,115!
He is the first self-published author to hit #1 on the Amazon/Kindle Best Seller’s List!
He is the first self-published author to hit both #1 and #2 at the same time!
He is a New York Times best-selling author!
He has been featured in the Wall Street Journal and Entertainment Weekly!
The character Donovan Creed has a philosophy of fighting…. He say, “Never fight your opponent the way he wants you to fight…. Page 11 “How I sold 1 Million EBooks in 5 Months” By John Locke –>> http://amzn.to/AmazonJHNLCKE
John Locke has been my Twitter friend for almost as long as I have been on Twitter. John is the Author of many best Selling Novels and a southern gentleman who is kind to all and a true friend for so many of us.
I received an email and a post to my Blog yesterday that did not fit the character of the person I have known as my friend for so long. I was going to investigate it further today but woke up to an alert from our mutual friend Author Claude Bouchard http://www.claudebouchardbooks.com/ and his Blog Post http://bit.ly/rhWyUd about someone posing as our friend John Locke. Imitation is the highest form of flattery. The person obviously admires John Locke & his success but brought it way too far.
I read “How I sold 1 Million EBooks in 5 Months By John Locke” the day after it came out. I have been “sitting” with all that John wrote, pondering so much of the tremendous content he shared with all of us.
John Locke has broken through the new frontier of self publishing . John in his book said “the phrase “vanity publishing” was almost certainly invented by traditional publishers years ago in order to squash the competition from entrepreneurial authors”.
John has demonstrated with his persistence and drive that a self publishing author can succeed.
Where there is an established market to sell a product it is very difficult to go against the grain so to speak.
Ebooks are starting to explode in the market place especially with all the new devices that support them becoming more and more available.
I have found that creating and marketing a new product is difficult but creating a “New Market” to sell your “New product” is extremely challenging. I know this first hand from my own experience actively creating a market for my Roses that I invented and are the only ones of this design in the world! http://www.katiesheadesign.com
I hope I can achieve creating my own market for my Roses and be the “New Frontier” for successfully marketing a brand New Product with the help of applying John Locke’s business plan in areas that I can.
I applaud John Locke and his success and am grateful for his friendship and the experience, wealth of knowledge and all his Novels that he has entertained us all with.
I obviously highly recommend “How I sold 1 Million EBooks in 5 Months” and all the Novels that preceeded this Manual for Success!
Links for my first Blog feature of John Locke last Year….. https://katiesheadesign.wordpress.com/2011/04/21/john-locke-author-of-distinction-2011-update/
My review of one of John’s earlier Novels …….
Please visit John on his website @ http://www.lethalbooks.com/
You can also find John Locke on Twitter http://twitter.com/#!/DonovanCreed.
Update August 22nd, 2011
Another self-publishing phenomenon goes traditional: John Locke
Self-published author John Locke has signed a deal with a traditional publisher. The print editions of John Locke Books will be sold and distributed by Simon & Schuster, the company announced Monday.
Locke was the first — and so far, only — self-published author to sell a million Kindle ebooks. He writes thrillers starring the character Donovan Creed, and has published a popular how-to book, “How I Sold 1 Million eBooks in 5 Months!”
It appears from Simon & Schuster’s announcement that Locke will retain control over his ebook publishing, while print editions of his books will be sold and distributed by Simon & Schuster. The company’s vice president of client publisher services, Stephen Black, said in a statement: contd… —> http://lat.ms/JHNLCKLAtimes