On my journey through the blog-sphere this morning, I happened across a post that went up on J.A. Konrath's blog, A Newbie's Guide to Publishing, on Wednesday, September 22. The post gives statistics around how he is doing selling outside of traditional publishing. It goes a long way to assuring me that e-books, self-publishing, and self selling are here to stay.
The post can be found here: http://jakonrath.blogspot.com/2010/09/konrath-ebooks-sales-top-100k.html
Konrath is a Chicago thriller writer, with such novels as Whiskey Sour, Bloody Mary, and Rusty Nail to his credit. Granted, he is an extablished writer who has been selling quite well traditionally for a mumber of years. He has what is refered to as "platform." Still, numbers of this magnitude are quite impressive.
Let me know what you think.