Authors who made it big by self publishing!

sink_1606_p13A lot of hidden writers do not pursue their ambitious dreams of become one due to a lot of constraints that are put forth before them. Most of the best sellers have been published by some of the world’s most renowned publishing companies which have helped the authors take a bigger leap in the community. Little is known about self publishing and even little is known on the self published books that have made it to the top in the sales billboard. If you are looking to write a book but insecure about the self publishing way, here is the top five books that were self published – hoping to change your mind set.


20745447Wool Trilogy, by Hugh Howey

Howey’s Wool Trilogy started as a self published short story available on Amazon. The success of the book helped him decided on expanding  the story line into a trilogy and eventually sold it to a publisher for half a million dollars.  Best part , the filming rights have also been sold and he would be featuring as the Executive producer for the same.


Still Alice, by Lisa Genova

Lisa  self-published Still Alice  in the year 2009 . The content and the sales was so good that a premium publishing company bought the rights for distributions .The book has been translated and publishing into twenty languages, remaining  the New York Times Bestsellers list for over forty weeks, and been made into an Academy Award winning film starring Julianne Moore.


The Celestine Prophecy, by James Redfield

Redfield managed to sell 100,000 copies of his book going around his car and setting up a casual store at the trunk of his car before it was finally published by Warner Books.  Since then the book was adapted into a film, developed into a trilogy, and remained as  the New York Times best seller for more than 165 weeks !!

Damaged, by H.M. Ward

Ward self-published her first book, Damaged, as an eBook on Amazon and it went on to become a #1 Bestseller in the New Adult category.  She has continued writing the series and has sold over 4 million copies, all without signing on with a traditional publisher.

Fifty Shades of Grey, by EL James50ShadesofGreyCoverArt.jpg

No real introduction required for the same. EL James published it on “Twilight” fans sites . With an unexpected craze arising from the community she eventually decided to turn it into an original erotic trilogy.  The first book was self published and the overwhelming results convinced her to weave two more books in the best seller trilogy!


If these success stories helped your make a change your mind, we at Sapna Ink are ready to help you publish your first book. Bring in your manuscript , we guarantee your book to be error free , published and reach the racks of plenty of book stores out there – all within a week’s time. If you have a manuscript, you sure should know whom to contact. Sapna Ink !!