Jeg komme over en art. i lokalavisen «Solabladet» om en ung jente på 18 som nu publiseres på et engelsk forlag med boken hun har skrevet på siden hun var ca 15 år. Dette er imponerende, jeg gleder meg til å lese boken. Til Solabladet sier forfatteren «Da jeg fikk beskjed om at forlaget ville gi ut boken min, gråt jeg en hel time, sier Anne B. Voll. Boken hennes «Easy, Dragon Boy» utgis 25. februar.»
Boken handler om – » Emma Joy Johansson is a typical 17-year-old girl, bored with her home town of Stavanger in Norway and despairing of the local boys. When she literally bumps into the enigmatic Nathaniel McGrath at the bus stop one morning, she has no idea quite how much her life is about to change. For Nathaniel – Nate to his friends – is not what he seems. Before Emma knows what is happening, Nate has abducted her and spirited her away to his family’s mansion in Ireland. Emma knows she should hate him, instead she finds herself falling in love. It is only then that he reveals his true nature, for Nathaniel is no ordinary 19-year-old, he is a dragon. Soon, Emma finds herself caught between two warring factions of dragons led by Nate and his enemy Christianio, the charming but deadly leader of the Blue Dragon Sept. Thrown into a supernatural world she didn’t believe existed, Emma has to face her fears and find a courage and strength she never knew she possessed.
Eller man kan lage sine egne e-bøker & selge dem over nett … slik unge Amanda Hocking valgte å gjøre. Hun solgte 164,000 bøker i 2010.
Til USA TODAY sier forfatteren «Fed up with attempts to find a traditional publisher for her young-adult paranormal novels, Hocking self-published last March and began selling her novels on online bookstores like Amazon and Barnesandnoble.com.
«I can’t really say that I would have been more successful if I’d gone with a traditional publisher,» says Hocking, 26, who lives in Austin, Minn. «But I know this is working really well for me.»In fact, Hocking is selling so well that on Thursday, the three titles in her Trylle Trilogy (Switched, Torn and Ascend, the latest) will make their debuts in the top 50 of USA TODAY’s Best-Selling Books list.A recent survey shows 20 million people read e-books last year, and more self-published authors are taking advantage of the trend.