David Baldacci, Stephenie Meyer and Amanda Hocking Join Kindle Million Club
Posted on November 9, 2011
Amazon.com announced today that authors David Baldacci, Amanda Hocking and Stephenie Meyer have joined the Kindle Million Club; they have each sold over 1 million paid copies of their books in the Amazon.com Kindle Store. Authors who are already in the club are Stieg Larsson, James Patterson, Nora Roberts, Charlaine Harris, Lee Child, Suzanne Collins, Michael Connelly, John Locke, Kathryn Stockett, Janet Evanovich and George R.R. Martin.
David Baldacci said in a statement: "I'm thrilled to be a member of the Kindle Million Club. EBooks are leading the way in more people reading and it's great to be part of this revolution." Baldacci's latest book is Zero Day.
Bestselling Twilight author Stephenie Meyer said, "I know for a fact that this is the most awesome club I've ever been allowed into. Of course I owe it all to the readers - thanks for continually making me cooler than I actually am. And thanks Kindle, for making it so much easier to bring 25 books with me on vacation." The Twilight series has sold more than 116 million copies sold worldwide. Breaking Dawn - Part 1 hits theaters November 18th.
Author Amanda Hocking sold the majority of her 1 million Kindle books as a self-published author using Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP). Amanda said in a statement, "I'm so grateful to everyone who has bought one of my books, and to Amazon, for giving me a place to share my books. None of this would have been possible without you. Thank you!"
Amanda is the bestselling author of 10 books, including the My Blood Approves series and the Trylle Trilogy, which has been optioned as feature film. Earlier this year she signed with St. Martin's Press for a four book deal. The new series is a paranormal young adult series called Watersong. St. Martin's also bought the Trylle Trilogy, which will be released under the St. Martin's Press banner in 2012.