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Self-publishing book online thrusts writer onto best-seller lists

‘New Adult’ author finds sales of e-book amazing but welcome

Self-published writer Colleen Hoover holds copies of her books in Sulphur Springs, Texas. (Lm Otero/the Associated Press)
Self-published writer Colleen Hoover holds copies of her books in Sulphur Springs, Texas. (Lm Otero/the Associated Press)
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SULPHUR SPRINGS, Texas — After a feverish month of inspiration, Colleen Hoover had finally fulfilled her dream of writing a book. With family and friends asking to read the emotional tale of first love, the married mother of three young boys living in rural East Texas and working 11-hour days as a social worker decided to digitally self-publish on Amazon, where they could download it free for a week. “I had no intentions of ever ...


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bruhn
April 29, 2013
9:57 a.m.

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Colleen Hoover's story is highly motivational both for readers and aspiring authors like me. I've been working on a ten year medical book manuscript How To Prevent A Deadly Heart Attacks:Fight! After first heart attack, I got involved in mixed martial arts that saved my life, when I had cardiac arrest and heart surgeons said if I had not done mma training, my heart could not have been restarted. I've participated in mma/wrestling tournaments since first heart attack and earned MMA Hall of Fame status plus movie roles. Xlibris Publishing is guiding me with my book and I know self-publishing produces many rewards as indicative of Colleen Hoover's feature article. I salute Daily Gazette for publishing this AP story. http://www.ummact.net

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