99-Cent Sale Sweeps Self-Published Bestsellers List

By Jason Boog Comment

Novelist Stephanie Bond swept three spots on our Self-Published Bestsellers List with a 99-cent sale at Amazon this week.

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 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, September 24, 2012

(Last week’s rank in parentheses)

1. On Dublin Street by Samantha Young: “Burying the grief, ignoring her demons, and forging ahead without any real attachments has worked well for her so far but when Joss moves into a fantastic apartment on Dublin Street, her carefully guarded world is shaken to its core by her new roommate’s sexy older brother.” (2)

2. Our Husband by Stephanie Bond: “Three women from different walks of life–a doctor, a socialite, and a stripper–find out they have one thing in common: a husband!” (1)

3. Better Off Without Him by Dee Ernst: “Mona Berman is a best-selling Romance writer and happy endings are what she does best. So when her husband of twenty years leaves her for somebody 15 years younger, 20 pounds lighter, and French, she’s got a lot of adjusting to do.” (3)

4. Naked by Raine Miller: “An American art student at the University of London and part-time photographic model, Brynne Bennett’s putting her life back on track with school and lots of hard work. When ultra successful London businessman, Ethan Blackstone, buys her nude portrait, he isn’t taking ‘no’ for an answer.”

5. The Mighty Storm by Samantha Towle: “It’s been twelve years since Tru Bennett last saw Jake Wethers, her former best friend and boy she once loved. Jake Wethers, sexy, tattooed and deliciously bad lead singer, and brains behind The Mighty Storm, one of biggest bands in the world, left Tru with a broken heart.” (6)

6. Taking Chances by Molly McAdams: “Eighteen year old Harper has grown up under her career Marine of a father’s thumb. Ready to live life her own way and experience things she’s only ever heard of from the jarheads in her father’s unit; she’s on her way to college at San Diego State University. ” (4)

7. I Think I Love You by Stephanie Bond: “Sisters share everything in their closets, including the skeletons…”

8. License to Thrill by Stephanie Bond: “He wasn’t the man she wanted to trust…but when the stakes turn deadly, it’s nice to have a hard body between her and trouble!”

9. Let Me Be The One by Bella Andre: “an unexpected friends-to-lovers romance might not only turn out to be so much hotter than anything bad boy pro baseball player Ryan Sullivan has ever known … but much, much sweeter, too.” (8)

10. This Same Earth by Elizabeth Hunter: “Beatrice De Novo thought she had left the supernatural world behind… for the most part. But when the past becomes the present, will she leave her quiet life in Los Angeles to follow a mystery she thought had abandoned her?”

Barnes & Noble Self-Published eBook Bestsellers for the Week of Monday, September 24, 2012

1. White Trash Beautiful by Teresa Mummert

2. Wife for Hire by Christine Bell

3. Mysterious Desire by Artemis Hunt

4. Three River Ranch by Roxanne Snopek

5. Taking Chances by Molly McAdams

6. His Every Touch by Kelly Favor

7. The Wedding Dress by Lucy Kevin

8. No Flowers Required by Cari Quinn

9. Forbidden Desire by Artemis Hunt

10. Safe Harborby Antoinette Stockenberg

Smashwords eBook Bestsellers for the Week of Monday, September 24, 2012

1. The Alien Artifact 2 by V Bertolaccini

2. The Witches’ Own by Evelyn Klebert

3. King of Ashes by GJ Kelly

4. Sight and Sound by GJ Kelly

5. Bound to Love by Tanika L. Smith

6. Chasing Dragonflies by Michele Naughton

7. The Poring Dark by Dennis M Lane

8. The Judas Alliance: Aegis Arises by Elizabeth Ann Gardner

9. Farsi 2.0 by MK Alexander

10. The Desert Siren by Kim Antieau

These three eBook lists were recorded on Monday, September 24, 2012.

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. Our list will not include writers attempting to game the system by using the names of famous authors. (Image via Horia Varlan)