Jupiter’s E-Book Sensation: Hugh Howey (From the Palm Beach Post)

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Great article about Hugh Howey with an appearance by Fred Shernoff, both of whom have been influential on my career.

The homepage of author Fredric Shernoff

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By: SCOTT EYMAN – PALM BEACH POST STAFF WRITER
 
Hugh Howey doesn’t look like someone engaged in changing the world of books.
 
He’s a mild-looking, inquisitive 38-year-old, who enjoys playing with his adored dog Bella in a 900-square-foot house in Jupiter while his psychologist wife is at work.
But in the past five years, he has gone from writing a series of science fiction short stories called “Wool” that he put up for sale on Amazon at 99 cents apiece to becoming a best-selling e-book sensation and landing a print deal for the combined stories with Simon & Schuster. Ridley Scott has even optioned rights for a movie.
 
How big is Howey?
“In terms of Kindle copies sold in the science fiction/fantasy category,” says Jeff Belle, vice president of Amazon Publishing, “Hugh is right up there with George RR Martin, JRR Tolkien, Kurt Vonnegut and Ray Bradbury…

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