Novelist Leighann Dobbs took three spots on our Self-Published Bestsellers List this week with her cozy mystery, 3 Bodies and a Biscotti.
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 12, 2013
1. 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?”
2. Bring Me Home by Cassia Leo: “Claire Nixon is a college student with a past full of secrets and heartbreak. She was saved once by her first love, and rock star, Chris Knight. But when she encouraged Chris to leave town to pursue his dreams, both Claire and Chris didn’t realize it would be the biggest mistake of their lives.”
3. 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.”
Barnes & Noble Self-Published Bestsellers for the Week of August 12, 2013
1. So This Is Love by Barbara Freethy
2. On A Night Like This by Barbara Freethy
3. It’s Complicated by Julia Kent
4. 3 Bodies & a Biscotti by Leighann Dobbs
5. Into the Deep by Samantha Young
6. Falling For A Stranger by Barbara Freethy
7. Falling for the Good Guy by Violet Duke
8. Choosing the Right Man by Violet Duke
9. A Rite of Swords by Morgan Rice
10. Time for Love by Marie Force
Smashwords Self-Published Bestsellers for the Week of August 12, 2013
1. Chasing Paradise by Pamela Ann
2. Fulfillment by K.M. Golland
3. Forged in Blood II by Lindsay Buroker
4. Natural Consequences by Elliott Kay
5. Fate of the Kinunir by Robert E. Vardeman
6. Indelible Lovin’ – Max & Jane’s Story Vol. 2 by DW Cee
7. Blasphemous by Pamela Ann
8. Shadowed by Evangeline Anderson
9. The Heiress Effect by Courtney Milan
10. Scorned by Pamela Ann
Bestselling Self-Published Books at Apple for the Week of August 12, 2013
1. Choosing the Right Man by Violet Duke
2. Falling for the Good Guy by Violet Duke
3. Submit by Melody Anne
4. Wounded by Jasinda Wilder
5. Second Hearts by GJ Walker-Smith
6. Heller’s Decision by JD Nixon
7. 3 Bodies and a Biscotti by Leighann Dobbs
8. Seduced by Melody Anne
9. Mine for Tonight by J.S. Scott
10. Bring Me Home by Cassia Leo
These eBook lists were recorded on August 12, 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.