99-Cent Boxed Sets Lead Our Self-Published Bestsellers List

By Jason Boog Comment

Novelist Lisa Renee Jones led our Self Published Bestsellers List this week, taking two spots with 99-cent sales on boxed sets of her work.

To help GalleyCat readers discover self-published authors, we have compiled lists of the top eBooks in three major marketplaces for self-published digital books: Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Smashwords.

We update these lists every week, tracking how writers perform inside these booming marketplaces. You can read all the lists below, complete with links to each book. If you are an author, check out our online course to help you finish your book, our  Free Sites to Promote Your eBook post and our How To Sell Your Self-Published Book in Bookstores post and our How to Pitch Your Book to Online Outlets post.


Amazon Self-Published Bestsellers for the Week of Monday, February 4, 2013

1. 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.”

2. 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.”

3. Hopeless by Colleen Hoover: “Sometimes discovering the truth can leave you more hopeless than believing the lies. That’s what Sky realizes after she meets Dean Holder. A guy with a reputation that rivals her own and an uncanny ability to invoke feelings in her she’s never had before.”

4. Sara’s Game by Ernie Lindsey: “Two years ago, Sara’s husband left for the gym one morning…and never came back. His car was found. He wasn’t. Unbelievably, the police report said, “No foul play suspected.” There were a few unreliable sightings over the following months, but little else.

5. When Wishes Collide by Barbara Freethy: “In a moment of desperation, two strangers make a wish, only to discover that sometimes a wish can take you down an unexpected path … straight toward a life-changing love.”

6. Fate Interrupted by Kaitlyn Cross: “Dean Jacobs is one of Milwaukee’s hottest eligible bachelors and in no mood to settle down, until she comes along. Evy, however, is focused on opening a new dessert bar with her sister but Dean won’t take no for an answer.”

7. The Coincidence of Callie and Kayden by Jessica Sorensen: “Luck was not on Callie’s side the day of her twelfth birthday when everything was stolen from her. After it’s all over, she locks up her feelings and vows never to tell anyone what happened.”

8. The Good Lawyer by Thomas Benigno: “A young, ambitious lawyer is eager to prove he is better than the father who abandoned him and worthy of the devoted mother who raised him beyond the siren call of the mobster dominated family he grew up in.”

9. Someone to Love by Addison Moore: “What happens when two people who don’t believe in love, happen to fall madly into the most beautiful relationship they could ever imagine? A train wreck.”

10. Beautifully Damaged by L.A. Fiore: “Ember Walsh was always the quiet one, enjoying a book and a glass of wine over the noise and crowds of a club. When her best friend asks her to come out on the town and meet the guy she likes, Ember’s world is turned upside down.”


Barnes & Noble Self-Published Bestsellers for the Monday, February 4, 2013

1. Tall, Dark, and Deadly by Lisa Renee Jones

2. Dream a Little Dream by Antoinette Stockenberg

3. Beauty from Pain by Georgia Cates

4. Hopeless by Colleen Hoover

5. Having My Baby by Theresa Ragan

6. Torn by K.A. Robinson

7. The Werewolf Society Box Set by Lisa Renee Jones

8. One More Day by M. Malone

9. Text Appeal by Lexi Ryan

10. The Coincidence of Callie and Kayden by Jessica Sorensen


Smashwords Self-Published Bestsellers for the Week of Monday, February 4, 2013

1. Jocomo  by Timothy Cohorst

2. Up to Me    by M. Leighton

3. Wisdom by Amanda Hocking 

4. Sins & Needles by Karina Halle

5. The Proposal    by Katie Ashley

6. Winter’s Tale    by Emma Holly

7. Their Virgin Princess  by Shayla Black Lexi Blake

8. Spinward Fringe Broadcast 7: Framework by Randolph Lalonde

9. Hard to Love by Kendall Ryan

10. Beneath the Surface by Lindsay Buroker

These three eBook lists were recorded on Monday, February 4, 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.

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

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