Polk County author tops Kindle, Audible lists with pre-sale of latest book

The video above is from a previous interview with Will Wight, posted in May 2022.

POLK COUNTY, Fla. (WFLA) — A local man known for his multiple hit fantasy series is the author of another bestseller on the Amazon Kindle store.

Will Wright’s latest book titled “Dreadgod,” the 11th book in his “Cradle” series, tops the list with only pre-orders for the book currently available for $6.99.

Currently, the book is listed as the 20th bestseller on the Kindle store. It opened for pre-order on Tuesday morning.

The book will ship to Kindle devices on July 5.

“The battle in the skies left a target on Lindon’s back. His most trusted ally is gone, the monarchs view him as a threat, and he inherited one of the world’s most valuable facilities. At any moment, his enemies might unite to kill him,” the Kindle Store description reads.

Wight and “Dreadgod” are also currently ranked number one on the “Movers & Shakers” list in the Kindle Store.

“Dreadgod” is also one of the top 10 audiobooks on Audible, available for presale for the regular price of $24.95.

Wight has exploded in popularity over the years after self-publishing his first novel on the Amazon Kindle store in 2013.

He said his passion for creating was his whole life.

“As far back as I can remember I was probably 4, 5. We played a game in my family where we gave each other three things, we picked three things at random… a teddy bear, a plane and a crocodile “Wight explained to News Channel 8 in May. “And then we had to put them into a story, so we started doing that when we were little, so it’s nonsense stories.

Recently, he and his team created a Kickstarter to fund a book release in physical stores, or to order either in hardcover or in paperback. The fundraising goal has been set at $10,000.

It was far beyond that.

“Our minds were blown. So we set the goal at $10,000 and that was the minimum amount we needed to complete the project. [to do] a print of the books. We therefore expected to achieve this objective. We thought that was a reasonable goal,” Wight said.

By the time it ended, the Kickstarter had reached $760,462.

To learn more about Wight and follow his personal blog, you can visit his website.

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