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Old 06-02-2013, 06:56 PM   #436
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Old 06-04-2013, 10:08 PM   #437
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Hugh Howey is the author of the award-winning Molly Fyde Saga and the New York Times and USA Today bestselling WOOL series.


About Me - Hugh C. Howey

Born in 1975, I spent the first eighteen years of my life getting through the gauntlet of primary education. While there, I dabbled in soccer, chess, and tried to write my first novel (several times).

Out of school, I became fascinated with computers, repaired them for a brief stint, then moved to Charleston, SC and attended college. To save money, I purchased a small sailboat to live on, and nearly got myself killed bringing it down from Baltimore with a friend.

After my junior year of college, possibly out of fear of the real world, I left my safe little harbor and sailed South. I hopped around the islands for a while, went through two hurricanes, and spent the last of my cruising funds re-stepping my mast. It was time to head back to the States, where I began a career as a yacht captain.

This began an exciting phase of my life, traveling all over the East coast and Caribbean, from Barbados to Chicago. I worked on boats in New York, the Bahamas, even Canada. One of these adventures brought me together with my wife, who was able to lure me away from my vagabond ways, dropping anchor and buying a house.

Physically settled, my mind continued to roam, concocting adventures and whisking me off to fantastic places. Some of these tales seemed worth sharing, so I tapped into my love of books and decided to write them down. My first stories detail the life of a character that I’ve been mulling over for quite some time. Her name is Molly Fyde, and she draws inspiration from the awesome women in my life.

My Wool series became a sudden success in the Fall of 2011. Originally just a novelette, the demand from Amazon reviewers sent me scurrying to write more tales in this subterranean world. The resulting Omnibus has spent considerable time in the Amazon top 100, has been a #1 Bestseller in Science Fiction on Amazon, and was optioned by Ridley Scott and Steve Zaillian for a potential feature film. The story of its success has been mentioned in Entertainment Weekly, Variety, and Deadline Hollywood among many others. Random House is publishing the hardback version in the UK in January of 2013.

When I’m not writing, I like to go for hikes with my family, take a stroll on the beach, and keep up with my reading. I currently live in Jupiter, Florida with my wife Amber and our dog Bella.Hugh Howey is the author of the award-winning Molly Fyde Saga and the New York Times and USA Today bestselling WOOL series.
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Hey guys! Hugh Howey has offered to give away a Kindle Paperwhite with his signature on it!


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May 10, 2013 - Jon Page, from Pages & Pages Booksellers, interviews bestselling author and publishing sensation Hugh Howey, author of Wool and Shift.

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Just contributing what I find that appears to be interesting enough to share, like the below.

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If E.L. James represents publishing’s most promising new formula, another writer named Hugh Howey represents an existential threat. A 38-year-old college dropout passing time behind the register of a North Carolina bookstore, Howey has become publishing’s entrepreneurial superstar after readers turned his postapocalyptic short stories into online bestsellers starting in 2011, all without the help of the mainstream publishing industry.

Watching how a regional publishing house handled the rollout of his first novel in 2009, he realized that he could access the same tools they did to put the book on Amazon, for instance, or send it off to a printer. When he wrote his first Wool novella, set in a future where humans live underground, scraping by for survival, he decided to bypass the book industry’s traditional route and publish it himself on Amazon.com.

That decision made him a multi-millionaire. Within months he’d sold more than 14,000 copies of his work, including self-published print editions, and readers were clamoring for more. So he wrote new Wool books. By the time publishers and agents caught on, their deals made little financial sense to him. In May 2012 he was already earning more than $125,000 a month. Six- and then seven-figure offers didn’t stack up. Though he eventually found an agent to help him sell foreign rights (a single-volume edition of the Wool novellas has been published in 30 countries), land a big movie deal (with Twentieth Century Fox and producer Ridley Scott) and cut a six-figure agreement with Simon & Schuster for limited U.S. print rights, he’s kept all the core facets of the publishing business, from marketing to distribution, in his own hands.

He sets prices, determines the cover art and makes 70% on e-books and $5 to $6 per paperback he sells through Amazon’s CreateSpace division, versus about a buck a book or less through Simon & Schuster. To attract new readers he gives the first book in his series away for free. He says he could “live comfortably” on what he earns on his self-published audiobooks alone.

The number of self-published books produced annually in the U.S. more than tripled to 250,000 between 2006 and 2012, according to publishing industry analyst Bowker. A handful of outfits, like CreateSpace, e-book publisher Smashwords, Penguin Books’ Author Solutions and Lulu Enterprises, dominate the DIY industry, charging just a few dollars to hand writers and small houses the keys to a complete publishing system.

“I think this is rating up there with the invention of the printing press,” says Howey. “I think Gutenberg and e-books have the same kind of democratizing effect on publishing.”
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All these praises must be very intoxicating. I am glad for his success, I just hope Hugh Howey can manage to stay down to earth.
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He still manages to stop in here and say "hi" to us once in a while, so I'm not worried.
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