Novelist Juliet Moore cracked two charts on our Self-Published Bestsellers List this week with The Beekeeper— a novel about “a trigger-happy young detective.”
To help GalleyCat readers discover self-published authors, we compile weekly lists of the top eBooks in four major marketplaces for self-published digital books: Amazon, B&N, Apple iBookstore and Smashwords. You can read all the lists below, complete with links to each book.
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Amazon Self-Published Bestsellers for the Week of Monday, March 11, 2013
1. Wait for You by J. Lynn: “Traveling thousands of miles from home to enter college is the only way nineteen-year-old Avery Morgansten can escape what happened at the Halloween party five years ago—an event that forever changed her life.”
2. Never Too Far by Abbi Glines: “The story that started with the New York Times Bestseller FALLEN TOO FAR continues… Rush withheld a secret that had destroyed her world. Her entire life had all been a lie.”
3. Fallen Too Far by Abbi Glines: “To want what you’re not supposed to have… She is only nineteen. She is his new stepfather’s daughter. She is still naïve and innocent due to spending the last three years taking care of her sick mother.”
4. Lily’s Mistake by Pamela Ann: “Lily Alexander was always in love with Drake Tatum before she even knew what love meant. One fated night during one of their family vacations, Lily gave her virginity to Drake. After that magical night, Drake and Lily avoided each other successfully for eight years. Upon their parent’s meddling, the two suddenly had to face each other–working side by side.”
5. Break Me Slowly by Joya Ryan: “Graduate student Katelyn Gunn is headed for her first day of assistant teaching when she is almost hit by a car. The nervous and inexperienced Kate is shocked to realize that it isn’t the near death experience that has her heart racing, but the sinfully sexy man behind the wheel.”
6. Wool Omnibus Edition by Hugh Howey: “This is the story of mankind clawing for survival, of mankind on the edge. The world outside has grown unkind, the view of it limited, talk of it forbidden. But there are always those who hope, who dream.”
7. Fate Interrupted 2 by Kaitlyn Cross: “Dean Jacobs used to be Milwaukee’s most eligible bachelor until Megan and her bombshell came along. With her father watching his every move, Dean has to figure out a way to return to Evy, his one true love, without anyone else getting hurt.”
8. Wait For Me by Elisabeth Naughton: “After a tragic accident left her with no memory, Kate Alexander struggled to fit in with a husband and world that didn’t feel right.”
9. On Every Street by Karina Halle: “When young con artist Ellie Watt decides to call herself Eden White and go after the drug lord who ruined her as a child, she never expects to fall for one of his henchmen. But Javier Bernal is no ordinary man.”
10. Surrender Your Love by J.C. Reed: “Meeting Jett was like lightning. Dangerous. Better left untouched. And better forgotten. But lightning always strikes twice.”
Barnes & Noble Self-Published Bestsellers for the Week of Monday, March 18, 2013
1. The Mistress Mistake by Lynda Chance
2. Unbroken by Melody Grace
3. Surrender Your Love by J.C. Reed
4. Falling Into You by Jasinda Wilder
5. Anything He Wants by Sara Fawkes
6. Twenty-Five Years Ago Today by Stacy Juba
7. The Beekeeper by Juliet Moore
8. Daughters by Consuelo Saah Baehr
9. Twisted by K.A. Robinson
10. Wait for You by J. Lynn
Smashwords Self-Published Bestsellers for the Week of Monday, March 18, 2013
1. Never Too Far by Abbi Glines
2. Raid by Kristen Ashley
3. Fate and Fury by Quinn Loftis
4. Words Are Stupid by John Cheese
5. Avoiding Intimacy by K.A. Linde
6. Trish, Just Trish by Lynda LeeAnne
7. Satisfaction by K.M. Golland
8. Decrypted by Lindsay Buroker
9. Blood Red Butterfly by Josh Lanyon
10. Wisdom by Amanda Hocking
Bestselling Self-Published Books at Apple for the Week of Monday, March 18, 2013
1. Wait for You by J. Lynn
2. Never Too Far by Abbi Glines
3. Fallen Too Far by Abbi Glines
4. Forever Black by Sandi Lynn
5. The Wool Omnibus by Hugh Howey
6. The Preacher’s Son #2: Unleashed by Jasinda Wilder
7. Deadlock by Sean Black
8. The Beekeeper by Juliet Moore
9. The Preacher’s Son #3: Unbroken by Jasinda Wilder
10. Gamble on Engagement by Rachel Astor
These four eBook lists were recorded on Monday, March 18, 2013.
For the Amazon list, we found the highest ranked self-published bestsellers in Amazon’s Top 100 Paid Kindle Books list. For the Barnes & Noble list, we highlighted the bestselling PubIt! eBooks from self-published authors. Finally, the Smashwords list was drawn from the bestselling titles in the company’s fiction list. None of these companies have released actual sales figures for the individual books.
For our Apple list, we took the top titles in the Books section of the iBookstore.
If you want more resources as an author, try our Free Sites to Promote Your eBook post, How To Sell Your Self-Published Book in Bookstores post and our How to Pitch Your Book to Online Outlets post.
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