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Amanda Hocking is still the exception to the rule: Most self-published authors don't get huge book deals

There's been a lot of talk lately about Amanda Hocking's amazing journey from self-publishing to a multi-million dollar book deal with St. Martin's Press. But Hocking's success story — selling a million e-books on the Kindle, getting a major publisher — remains a rarity, cautions a story over at MediaShift. And…