26 year old author making millions writing ebooks

26 year old author making millions writing ebooks!

Meet Amanda Hocking!  She’s 26 years old and has sold over 900,000 copies of her books which she sells primarily through digital downloads (through Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Apple, etc.) mostly at 99 cents apiece, with a few at $2.99.

She self published her first book in March of last year, and by May was selling a few hundred books, then it grew month to month and she went on to sell 164,000 books over the rest of the year! Then in January alone, she sold over 450,000 copies of her 9 titles! When she gets to keep 70% of the sales, that amounts to a VERY sizable income for her!

On Thursday, three of her titles, from the Trylle Trilogy (SwitchedTorn and Ascend) will appear on the top 50 of USA TODAY’s Best-Selling Books!

Congrats to Amanda Hocking!  Who said reading was dead?

(Via HotForWords.)

Life without Our Wise Overlords

Rollback: Repealing Big Government Before the Coming Fiscal Collapse
by Thomas E. Woods, Jr.

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Phone box has new life as library.

Phone box has new life as library.

Things like this make me ridiculously happy.


The traditional phone box was bought from BT for £1.

A traditional red phone box has been recycled into one of the country’s smallest lending libraries – stocking 100 books.

BBC News – Phone box has new life as library

(via @jizo_sama)

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Storage

Physical Storage vs. Digital Storage

Last time we did one of these, we wanted to show you how much data we create with our digital lives. Now we want to show you how data storage has changed over the years. It’s pretty mind-blowing. Enjoy!

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(Via The Mozy Blog.) and (Via Digg.)