Amanda Hocking is the New York Times bestselling author of the Trylle trilogy and six additional self-published novels. After selling over a million copies of her books, primarily in eBook format, she is widely considered the exemplar of self-publishing success in the digital age. Hollowland is the first book in the young adult dystopian series ‘The Hollows’.
In Hollowland, a new pandemic sweeps the globe, and all over the world people are turning into mindless zombies. But for five people – siblings Remy and Max King, med student Blue Adams, rockstar Lazlo Durante and teenager Harlow Smith – it’s the start of a journey that they can never return from! Learn for the first time how the characters of Hollowland started their journeys as we go back to the very beginning of the story…
The creative team on the Hollowland graphic novel consists of New York Times bestselling author Tony Lee (Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, X-Men Unlimited, Doctor Who), and features dynamic black and white manga-style artwork from Steve Uy (Uncanny X-Men, Avengers Initiative, JSA Classified). Amanda Hocking has personally overseen and approved all production stages on the project.
“I’m very excited. I really like how it’s turned out and the process of seeing it come to life,” said Amanda Hocking. “My fans are into e-books and they’re early adopters. The Hollowland novels have never been in physical bookstores so this will reach them. But the fans will also be able to get the graphic novel later.”
“One thing about working with Amanda that has been really exciting,” Dynamite CEO/Publisher Nick Barrucci said, “is that she understands comics, graphic novels and digital publishing. She has really helped to make this publishing project work. Just look at her history. She sold her [self-published] novels digitally on Amazon and she did it herself and built a huge dedicated audience.”
The 10 part series is available via comiXology, iVerse, Amazon Kindle, and Dark Horse Digital. Single chapters will only be available digitally. A print graphic novel will collect all 10 chapters, plus bonus material, and be published later this year after the work has been serialized digitally.
On May 29th, both Chapters 1 and 2 were released. Chapter 1 is free, and Chapter 2 and all other digital Chapters are $1.99 each. A new Chapter will be released every other week after launch date.
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About Amanda Hocking: Amanda Hocking is an American writer of paranormal romance young-adult fiction. Hocking lives in Austin, Minnesota. Employed as an assisted living worker until 2010, she wrote 17 novels in her spare time. In April 2010, she began self-publishing them as e-books. By March 2011, she had sold over a million copies of nine books and earned two million dollars from sales, something previously unheard of for self-published authors. To date only five other authors have sold over a million digital e-books.
About Dynamite Entertainment: DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT was founded in 2004 and is home to several best-selling comic book titles and properties, including The Boys, Green Hornet, Vampirella, Warlord of Mars, Bionic Man, Game of Thrones and more!
In addition to their critically-acclaimed titles and best selling comics, Dynamite works with some of the most high profile creators in comics and entertainment, including Alex Ross, John Cassaday, Garth Ennis, Michael Avon Oeming, Mel Rubi, Marc Guggenheim, Stephen Sadowski, Mike Carey, Jim Krueger, Greg Pak, Brett Matthews, Matt Wagner and a host of up and coming new talent!
DYNAMITE is consistently ranked in the upper tiers of comic book publishers and several of their titles – including Alex Ross and Jim Krueger’s PROJECT SUPERPOWERS – have debuted in the Top Ten lists produced by Diamond Comics Distributors. Several of their titles have also hit The New York Times Best-Sellers list: The Boys, Vampirella Archives, Robert Jordan’s New Spring and Wheel of Time graphic novels. In 2005 Diamond awarded the company a GEM award for Best New Publisher and another GEM in 2006 for Comics Publisher of the Year (under 5%). The company has also been nominated for several industry awards, including the prestigious Eisner Award.