Mara Jacobs Rises on Self Published Bestsellers List

By Jason Boog Comment

Novelist Mara Jacobs took two top spots on our Self-Published Bestsellers List this week with the 99-cent “Worth Series Boxed Set.”

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 August 5, 2013

1. The Billionaire’s Obsession by J.S. Scott: “Needing nothing less than a miracle to save her, Kara gets rescue from an unknown, unlikely and overwhelming source. Billionaire Simon Hudson makes her an offer that is impossible to refuse, but terrifying to accept from a man that she’s never met.”

2. Pulse by Gail McHugh: “How do you keep existing when your heart is so splintered, so completely torn to shreds, your pulse is fading? You’re…broken. How do you move forward when every breath is nothing more than a constant ache?”
3. Breathless by Eve Carter: “Bad boy professional Motocross rider, Jesse Morrison, knows how to leave an impression. Except lately, it has mostly been bad impressions. Frustrated and wounded, he surrounds himself with women, booze and drugs.”
4. Collide by Gail McHugh: “On the heels of graduating college and trying to cope with her mother’s death, Emily Cooper moves to New York City for a fresh start. While harboring secrets of his own, Dillon Parker takes care of Emily through her grief.”
5. Easy To Love You by Megan Smith: “Hunter finally has MacKenzie Cahill, the girl of his dreams. A horrible accident finds those dreams threatened. As their lives change, secrets begin to surface.”
6. The Opportunist by Tarryn Fisher: “Olivia Kaspen is a sharp tongued manipulator used to always getting what she wants. With just one exception-Caleb Drake, the one she foolishly let slip away.”
7. Fear of Falling by S.L. Jennings: “I can’t remember the last time I felt completely safe. Security seemed more like a luxury to me, reserved for those who were fortunate enough to have picture perfect childhoods.”
8. Escaping Reality by Lisa Renee Jones: “At the young age of eighteen, tragedy and a dark secret force Lara to flee all she has known and loved to start a new life. Now years later, with a new identity as Amy, she’s finally dared to believe she is forgotten-even if she cannot forget.”
9. The Atlantis Gene by A.G. Riddle: “The Immari are good at keeping secrets. For 2,000 years, they’ve hidden the truth about human evolution. They’ve also searched for an ancient enemy – a threat that could wipe out the human race. Now the search is over.”
10. Fearless by Devon Hartford: “At the age of sixteen, Samantha Smith’s innocence was shattered in the blink of an eye. She kept the pain to herself for three years, burying her terrible secret beneath black clothes and black makeup, afraid to tell anyone.”


Barnes & Noble Self-Published Bestsellers for the Week of August 5, 2013

1. The Worth Series Boxed Set by Mara Jacobs

2. Searching for Moore by Julie Richman

3. Deadlock by Sean Black

4. Mother’s Day Out by Karen MacInerney

5. Reclaim My Heart by Donna Fasano

6. Easy To Love You by Megan Smith

7. Time for Love by Marie Force

8. Falling for the Good Guy by Violet Duke

9. Near & Far by Nicole Williams

10. It’s Complicated by Julia Kent


Smashwords Self-Published Bestsellers for the Week of August 5, 2013

1. Chasing Paradise by Pamela Ann

2. Fulfillment by K.M. Golland

3. Axel    by Harper Sloan

4. Forged in Blood II by Lindsay Buroker

5. Sister Katherine    by Tracy St. John

6. Blasphemous by Pamela Ann

7. Fate of the Kinunir by Robert E. Vardeman

8. Indelible Lovin’ – Max & Jane’s Story Vol. 2  by DW Cee

9. Scorned by Pamela Ann

10. Every Dawn Forever by R.E. Butler


Bestselling Self-Published Books at Apple for the Week of August 5, 2013

1. The Worth Series Boxed Set by Mara Jacobs

2. Submit by Melody Anne

3. Mine for Tonight by J.S. Scott

4. Second Hearts by GJ Walker-Smith

5. Deadlock by Sean Black

6. Time for Love by Marie Force

7. Seduced by Melody Anne

8. Heller’s Revenge by JD Nixon

9. The Billionaire Falls by Melody Anne

10. Heller’s Girlfriend by JD Nixon

These eBook lists were recorded on August 5, 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 take the top titles in the Books section of the iBookstore.

If you believe your book should (or should not) be included in our rankings, feel free to email GalleyCat with your concerns.