On many writer's forums, posters continually comment on how Amanda Hocking's name causes an explosion of interest whenever it's posted anywhere online. Apparently this chick has a Midas touch. And her printer at home prints real money.
I'm slightly cynical of these claims. To be honest, I had not even heard of Amanda Hocking until I become a regular on forums such as Kindleboards. I think that that is one thing traditionally published authors have over ebook only authors: you become a familiar sight to readers much more quickly.
So I titled this post with her name because I am a sick individual who must find out if these whisperings are true. Do people really type in her name on Google all day, every day? I deeply apologize if you click on this blog in eager anticipation of finding out more on this mythical literary creature.
For those who are curious, I will let you know exactly how powerful "her name" is after this blog posts. If nothing else, it would be a testament to how effective (or not) the internet is in spreading news.