The New York Times is reporting that self-epublishing sensation Amanda Hocking appears close to a six-figure traditional publishing deal.
Agent Steve Axelrod is said to be shopping a four-book deal to publishers. The bids are "well over $1 million for world English rights," according to two unnamed publishing sources who spoke with the paper. Publishers Weekly reports that the series is new and has never been published.
According to USA Today, Hocking sold more than 450,000 copies of her nine titles in January alone.
On her blog, Hocking says her eight self-epublished books sell for between $.99 and $1.99 - and that she's sold 900,000 copies of her books since April 2010.