Minn. author makes big leap from self-publishing e-books to major publisher

After selling more than 1 million self-published e-books about trolls, vampires and murderous mermaids on her own, Austin native Amanda Hocking is finally releasing her first novel in print. Hocking is preparing to embark on a tour to promote her fantastical teen novel, "Wake," the first in a multi-book deal with publishing house St. Martin's Press.
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After selling more than 1 million self-published e-books about trolls, vampires and murderous mermaids on her own, Austin native Amanda Hocking is finally releasing her first novel in print. Hocking is preparing to embark on a tour to promote her fantastical teen novel, "Wake," the first in a multi-book deal with publishing house St. Martin's Press.

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