The incredibly popular indie writer Amanda Hocking has officially gone traditional.

Her self-published books, competitively priced to make her into an indie favorite, got her a HUGE book deal with MacMillon…

Who is soon releasing her newest book, Wake, for over $12.


In case readers are incensed by a 1200-1400% jump in price from her other books, Amazon has included a little explanatory note in italics:

Price Set By Publisher.

I wish you the best of luck, Amanda. And I really liked Hollowland, which is free by the way, the sequel of which, Hollowmen, is next on my to-read list.

But asking people to pay $12 for an ebook is inconsistent with your previous success. I say, if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it!

Of course, I wasn’t offered a $2 million advance by MacMillon. Maybe when that happens my mind will change.