Comic Con had a pretty good turn out. Okay...they had a fantastic turn out!
Yes, if you're looking, you'll notice the slightest hint of green in my aura.
Now that the moment has passed, I'd like to briefly mention something that I admire and I find inspiring. There was an author at Comic Con who was a part of a panel hosted by literary-agent-turned-author, Nathan Bransford. The name of this panel member: Amanda Hocking. She's being touted as a literary phenom for her huge ebook success and recent contract of $2 million dollars with St. Martins Press in a 4 book deal. For those of you who get Publishers Lunch or Publishers Weekly, that is "a hubba hubba deal".
Maybe they don't have a deal description like that...but it's certainly fitting. This isn't the normal tale of write>query>land agent>get acquired by editor>book success. She went directly to the internet with My Blood Approves and over time, grew a loyal fan base. As many other self-publishers have proven, epublishing can be a successful avenue.
What are your thoughts? Is it possible that you can only get the best books by having literary agents 'trim the fat', so to speak, or can others find a similar level of success as Amanda Hocking with epublishing? Do you have any epub authors that are your favorites? Please feel free to share.