Cora Carmack Rises on Self-Published Bestsellers List

By Jason Boog Comment

Novelist Cora Carmack has climbed to the upper ranks of our Self-Published Bestsellers List, rising in two eBook marketplaces with Losing It.

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, October 22, 2012

1. Down to You by M. Leighton: “Olivia Townsend is nothing special. She’s just a girl working her way through college so she can return home to help her father run his business. She’s determined not to be the second woman in his life to abandon him.”

2. A Modern Witch (A Modern Witch Series: Book 1) by Debora Geary: “Lauren is downtown Chicago’s youngest elite realtor. She’s also a witch. She must be – the fetching spell for Witches’ Chat isn’t supposed to make mistakes. So says the woman who coded the spell, at least.”

3. Losing It by Cora Carmack: “Sick of being the only virgin among her friends, [Bliss Edwards] decides the best way to deal with the problem is to lose it as quickly and simply as possible– a one-night stand. But her plan turns out to be anything but simple…”

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. 77 Days in September by Ray Gorham: “Kyle Tait is settling in for his flight home to Montana when a single nuclear bomb is detonated 300 miles above the heart of America.”

6. My Favorite Mistake by Chelsea M. Cameron: “Taylor Caldwell can’t decide if she wants to kiss her new college roommate or punch him. On the one hand, Hunter Zaccadelli is a handsome, blue-eyed bundle of charm. On the other, he’s a tattooed, guitar-playing bundle of bad boy.”

7. The Secret of Ella and Micha by Jessica Sorensen: “Ella and Micha have been best friends since they were kids. But one tragic night shatters their friendship and their lives forever.”

8.  Love Left Behind by S.H. Kolee: “It’s not everyday that you get to move to New York City and reinvent yourself. I was tired of being boring, predictable Emma Mills. I was convinced that my life would be totally different in the Big Apple.”

9. The Perfect Game by J. Sterling: “the story of college juniors, Cassie Andrews & Jack Carter. When Cassie meets rising baseball hopeful Jack, she is determined to steer clear of him and his typical cocky attitude. But Jack has other things on his mind… like getting Cassie to give him the time of day.”

10. The Wild Ones by M. Leighton: “Cami Hines is the darling daughter of the South’s champion thoroughbred breeder, Jack Hines. Other than feeling a little suffocated at times, Cami thought she was pretty happy with her boyfriend, her life & her future. But that was before she met Patrick Henley.”


Barnes & Noble Self-Published eBook Bestsellers for the Week of Monday, October 22, 2012

1. When Wishes Collide by Barbara Freethy

2. LOSING IT by Cora Carmack

3. Down to You by M. Leighton

4. Emily’s Ghost by Antoinette Stockenberg

5. The Perfect Game by J. Sterling

6. A Secret Wish by Barbara Freethy

7. Just A Wish Away by Barbara Freethy

8. The Secret of Ella and Micha by Jessica Sorensen

9.  Beyond Midnight by Antoinette Stockenberg

10. Love Left Behind by S.H. Kolee


Smashwords eBook Bestsellers for the Week of Monday, October 22, 2012

1. In Our Midst by Martha Johnson

2. Down to You    by M Leighton

3. Wisdom by Amanda Hocking

4. Heart Trouble by Josh Lanyon

5. Zombie Fallout 6: ‘Til Death Do Us Part by Mark Tufo

6. Jocomo by Timothy Cohorst

7. Master of Crows by Grace Draven

8. Out Of The Dark, Book 4 The Grey Wolves Series by Quinn Loftis

9. The Devil’s Metal by Karina Halle

10. Motorcycle Man by Kristen Ashley

These three eBook lists were recorded on Monday, October 22, 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)