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Net Worth:
$10 Million
Jul 12, 1984 (39 years old)
Author, Writer
United States of America
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What is Amanda Hocking's Net Worth?

Amanda Hocking is an American writer who has a net worth of $10 million dollars. Amanda Hocking was born July 12, 1984 in Austin, Minnesota. She's known for her paranormal romance fiction written for young adults, having written 17 novels in that genre just in her free time. In April 2010, she entered the next phase of her career and began self-publishing them as e-books. By March 2011, she achieved what many a would-be author fantasizes about doing, having sold over a million copies of her (at the time) nine books and earned herself a cool $2 million in sales, previously unheard of for self-published authors. In early 2011, Hocking reportedly averaged 9,000 book sales a day. With the advent of the eBook revolution, in which authors rather than publishers are rewriting the rulebook, author Amanda Hocking has taken the traditional publishing world by storm, making millions from a series of young adult paranormal novels she self-published.

Hocking's published work now consists of My Blood Approves, a series of vampire romance novels; the Trylle Trilogy, a series of three novels that together cover a teenage girl's journey of self-discovery in an urban fantasy setting; and Hollowland, a novel in the ever-popular zombie subgenre. The New York Times has characterized her novels as "part quirky girl-like-Hocking characters, part breakneck pacing, part Hollywood-style action and part bodice-ripping romance – they are literature as candy, a mash-up of creativity and commerce". In March of 2011, Hocking finally got out of the self-publishing game and signed her first conventional publishing contract for four books at a price of $2 million with St. Martin's Press, introducing a new young-adult paranormal series called Watersong. The first book in that series, Wake, was released in August 2012. All three books in her previously self-published Trylle Trilogy were also sold to St. Martin's Press and were re-released between January–April 2012.

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