(PRWEB) May 21, 2012
L.J. Sellers has signed an 11-book deal with Amazon Publishing, a contract that includes her backlist of nine titles and two books yet to be written. As an independent author, Sellers hit Amazon’s bestselling police procedural list with six Detective Jackson stories, and is on the medical thriller bestseller list with her standalone The Baby Thief. Her novels sell even better in the UK, and her numbers finally got Amazon’s attention.
The publisher plans to create new covers for her books and re-release all the Jackson novels near the end of the year. Eventually her backlist will be available in all formats, as well as in some foreign languages.
Sellers’ next Detective Jackson novel will also be released around the end of the year. In addition, Amazon contracted for the first book in the author’s new series, still in development. Details are not available yet, but the character will be introduced in the next Detective Jackson novel.
“I’m thrilled to become part of Amazon Publishing,” Sellers commented. “Even when I was self-published, Amazon did more to expand my readership than any other industry entity. Now the company will take my books to the next level. It’s an incredible opportunity.”
Sellers self-published her first mystery novel, The Sex Club, in October 2007 and built her readership through social networking, book giveaways, and great reviews. A small press picked up the next two books in her Detective Jackson series, but in mid-2010, the author left her publisher to become independent again. Soon after, her books hit the top of Amazon’s police procedural list and have stayed in the top 100 since.
In a review of Thrilled to Death, the third Jackson novel, Mystery Scene magazine said, “Sellers is so good it’s surprising she hasn’t yet broken through into suspense super-stardom.” Now with this Amazon deal, it could happen.
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L.J. Sellers is an award-winning journalist and the author of the bestselling Detective Jackson mystery/suspense series: The Sex Club, Secrets to Die For, Thrilled to Death, Passions of the Dead, Dying for Justice, and Liars, Cheaters & Thieves. Her novels have been highly praised by Mystery Scene, Crimespree, and RT Reviews, and the series is a Kindle bestseller. L.J. also has three standalone thrillers: The Baby Thief, The Gauntlet Assassin, and The Suicide Effect. When not plotting murders, she enjoys performing standup comedy, cycling, social networking, and attending mystery conferences. She’s also been known to jump out of airplanes.