I will admit it, I’m a sucker for internet-success stories– stories about people who showcased their passions on the internet and are now able to make a profit off their work. If someone wrote a Chicken Soul for the Internet Junkie’s Soul I would be first in line to buy it. The author I am showcasing today fits perfectly in that category.
Sarah J. Maas is the author of “Throne of Glass,” a high-fantasy YA story that hit the shelves last fall. (Book 2 comes out this fall!) Maas started writing “Throne of Glass” when she was 16. (Or at least she started writing an earlier version. “Throne of Glass” has been rewritten several times.) She posted it on Fictionpress and was encouraged by the reviews she received, so she posted more, and more, and more until eventually “Throne of Glass” was the highest rated, highest reviewed story in all of Fictionpress.
Maas decided to pursue her dream of becoming a full blown author and left Fictionpress. She rewrote “Throne of Glass” a few times, got an agent, and eventually sold it to Bloomsbury Children’s in 2010. She is now a full time author at the mere age of 25! What I like about Maas is that she continues to cater to her internet crowd. As I mentioned book 2 has yet to be released, but Maas has three novellas starring the heroine from “Throne of Glass” that are available on Amazon for 99 cents. It’s pretty rare for a published author to release Kindle ebooks, so this feat alone has won Maas a place in my heart.
Know any internet success stories? Warm my heart and share the story in the comment section, please!
And if it seems like I’m avoiding talking about King Arthur and her Knights….It’s because I am. I promise I’ll have an update for you on Wednesday or Friday!