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John LockeOur very own John Locke Becomes the First Independently Published Author to Join the “Kindle Million Club!”

John Locke passes 1 Million Kindle books sold using Kindle Direct Publishing: SEATTLE, Jun 20, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) — (NASDAQ: AMZN) – today announced that John Locke has become the eighth author to sell over 1 million Kindle books, becoming the newest member of the “Kindle Million Club,” and the first independently published author to receive this distinction. As of yesterday, John Locke has sold 1,010,370 Kindle books using Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP). Kindle Direct Publishing is a fast and easy way for publishers and authors to start selling to Kindle customers worldwide via Kindle, Kindle 3G, Kindle with Special Offers, Kindle 3G with Special Offers, Kindle DX, iPad, iPod touch, iPhone, PC, Mac and Android-based devices. The Kindle Million Club recognizes authors whose books have sold over 1 million paid copies in the Kindle Store ( Locke joins Stieg Larsson, James Patterson, Nora Roberts, Charlaine Harris, Lee Child, Suzanne Collins and Michael Connelly in the Kindle Million Club.

“It’s so exciting that self-publishing has allowed John Locke to achieve a milestone like this,” said Russ Grandinetti, Vice President of Kindle Content. “We’re happy to see Kindle Direct Publishing succeeding for both authors and customers and are proud to welcome him to the Kindle Million Club.”

“Kindle Direct Publishing has provided an opportunity for independent authors to compete on a level playing field with the giants of the book selling industry,” said John Locke. “Not only did KDP give me a chance, they helped at every turn. Quite simply, KDP is the greatest friend an author can have.”

John Locke, of Louisville, KY., is the internationally bestselling author of nine novels including “Vegas Moon,” “Wish List,” “A Girl Like You,” “Follow the Stone,” “Don’t Poke the Bear!” and the New York Times bestselling eBook, “Saving Rachel.” Locke’s latest book, How I Sold 1 Million eBooks in 5 Months,” is a how-to marketing guide for self-published authors.

To find out more about John Locke, visit his website:

# Val
Monday, July 4, 2011 2:03 PM
I’m upset, I just bought John’s book, read it in one day, highlighted all the parts I need to go back to, tried to bring these clippings up in my word-processor (because it’s so unwieldy to search for something on kindle and so much quicker in my WP) and was told I’d reached a clipping limit! This seems so grossly unfair, with a print book I can highlight it and easily turn the pages to find what I highlighted.
# NovelHelp
Tuesday, July 5, 2011 1:52 PM
Hi Val, my apologies for the computer issues and the inconvenience. We usually publish and distribute the eBooks first. The good news is that John’s book is available now in print. Here is the Amazon link. Please let me know if you need any further assistance. Claudia
Tuesday, May 3, 2016 3:23 AM