Amanda Hocking is 26 years old. She has 9 self-published books to her name, and sells 100,000+ copies of those ebooks per month. She has never been traditionally published. This is her blog. And it’s no stretch to say – at $3 per book/70% per sale for the Kindle store – that she makes a lot of money from her monthly book sales. (Perhaps more importantly: a publisher on the private Reading2.0 mailing list has said, to effect: there is no traditional publisher in the world right now that can offer Amanda Hocking terms that are better than what she’s currently getting, right now on the Kindle store, all on her own.) USA Today reports that Hocking sold 450,000 books in January alone.
(Editor’s note: If you’ve been looking for a sign, I say now’s the time.)
Yesterday’s nice-day day-off expedition across the Bay Bridge to explore the fine shops (new and vintage) that Oakland & Berkeley have to offer resulted multiple upcomings. One of which is my snazzy new red Herschel backpack from Bows & Arrows. Perhaps it’s now time to retire my blue Jansport that I’ve been rockin’ since the 10th grade?
So Oxycontin has a new formulation aka the OP’s (this refers to the imprint that appears on the tablets). Apparently they just don’t work according to all the “frequent users.” Ya see, from what I’ve heard… the old OC’s were able to be heated and melted down into a liquid which then can be drawn up in a syringe and shot up into the bloodstream. However, if you heat the new OP’s they turn into a gel that is just too darn thick to shoot… therefore “just doesn’t work” and deemed worthless. So now EVERYONE is on the hunt for the pharmacy that still carries the OC’s. At LEAST 5 to 10 calls A DAY attempting a stock check. GET OVER IT, PEOPLE. WE DON’T HAVE THEM ANYMORE. AND WE’RE NOT GOING TO TELL YOU OVER THE PHONE. and even if we did, we’re most likely going to say we don’t anyways so you’ll stop bothering us. And don’t push it, ya crazy addicts/users/streetpharmacists.. we’re not going to sympathize… cry me a river.
And I’ve seen some people actually dispense the last few lingering OC tablets for CASH price for 120 tablets. Hey rph, if some person is willing to pay $1,200+ CASH for some meds and that’s not sketchy to you.. i don’t know what is. Now pt, I thought that betch must be NUTS spending that $$$.. but I heard one oxy 80mg tab goes for $100 frickin’ dollars nowadays!!!!!!! HOLY SHATTT!!!!!!! So i guess it’s worth it to them? but dayum.
And stealing md’s pads and writing phoney rx’s.. really….. realllllllyyyyyy.. c’mon. I graduated from pharmacy school.. NOT detective/inspector/csi school trying to catch fakes all day. It gets old.. and we share the news when we find a fakey. Don’t run your game! Geeez.. I don’t wanna call the cops and make it messy, but y’all might make me do it. That sucks..
Bottom line… can a girl get a break?