J. Lynn Dominates Self-Published Bestsellers List

By Jason Boog Comment

Novelist J. Lynn led our Self-Published Bestsellers List this week, topping charts at Amazon, Apple and Barnes & Noble.

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 Monday, March 11, 2013

1. Wait for You by J. Lynn: “Traveling thousands of miles from home to enter college is the only way nineteen-year-old Avery Morgansten can escape what happened at the Halloween party five years ago—an event that forever changed her life.”

2. Never Too Far by Abbi Glines: “The story that started with the New York Times Bestseller FALLEN TOO FAR continues… Rush withheld a secret that had destroyed her world. Her entire life had all been a lie.”

3. Fallen Too Far by Abbi Glines: “To want what you’re not supposed to have… She is only nineteen. She is his new stepfather’s daughter. She is still naïve and innocent due to spending the last three years taking care of her sick mother.”

4. Fate Interrupted 2 by Kaitlyn Cross: “Dean Jacobs used to be Milwaukee’s most eligible bachelor until Megan and her bombshell came along. With her father watching his every move, Dean has to figure out a way to return to Evy, his one true love, without anyone else getting hurt.”

5. Lily’s Mistake by Pamela Ann: “Lily Alexander was always in love with Drake Tatum before she even knew what love meant. One fated night during one of their family vacations, Lily gave her virginity to Drake. After that magical night, Drake and Lily avoided each other successfully for eight years. Upon their parent’s meddling, the two suddenly had to face each other–working side by side.”

6. 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.”

7. Wool Omnibus Edition by Hugh Howey: “This is the story of mankind clawing for survival, of mankind on the edge. The world outside has grown unkind, the view of it limited, talk of it forbidden. But there are always those who hope, who dream.”

8. Play With Me by Kristen Proby: “Will Montgomery is a successful professional football player and seemingly has it all. He’s not used to being told no, and certainly doesn’t take no for an answer. So when he turns his charms on his sister’s sexy rocker-chick friend Meg, he’s not only turned down, but met with open hostility, piquing his curiosity and libido.”

9. On Every Street by Karina Halle: “When young con artist Ellie Watt decides to call herself Eden White and go after the drug lord who ruined her as a child, she never expects to fall for one of his henchmen. But Javier Bernal is no ordinary man.”

10. 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 lounge with her sister but Dean won’t take no for an answer.”


Barnes & Noble Self-Published Bestsellers for the Week of Monday, March 11, 2013

1. Wait for You by J. Lynn

2. Unbroken by Melody Grace

3. Maliciously Obedient by Julia Kent

4. Winter Interlude by Sandy Loyd

5. Never Too Far by Abbi Glines

6. Forever Bound by Cynthia Eden

7. The Wreck by Marie Force

8. Wait For Me by Elisabeth Naughton

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

10. Dream a Little Dream by Antoinette Stockenberg


Smashwords Self-Published Bestsellers for the Week of Monday, March 11, 2013

1. Never Too Far    by Abbi Glines

2. Raid    by Kristen Ashley

3. Words Are Stupid    by John Cheese

4. Avoiding Intimacy    by K.A. Linde

5. Trish, Just Trish    by Lynda LeeAnne

6. And With Madness Comes the Light by Karina Halle

7. Decrypted    by Lindsay Buroker

8. Satisfaction (Book 2 in the Temptation Series)    by K.M. Golland

9. Blood Red Butterfly by Josh Lanyon

10. Wisdom by Amanda Hocking

Bestselling Self-Published Books at Apple for the Week of Monday, March 11, 2013

1. Wait for You by J. Lynn

2. Fallen Too Far by Abbi Glines

3. Forever Black by Sandi Lynn

4. Never Too Far by Abbi Glines

5. The Preacher’s Son #2: Unleashed by Jasinda Wilder

6. The Wool Omnibus by Hugh Howey

7. The Wreck by Marie Force

8. Waiting for Love by Marie Force

9. The Preacher’s Son #3: Unbroken by Jasinda Wilder

10. Gamble on Engagement by Rachel Astor


These four eBook lists were recorded on Wednesday, March 13, 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 took the top titles in the Books section of the iBookstore.

If you want more resources as an author, try our Free Sites to Promote Your eBook post, How To Sell Your Self-Published Book in Bookstores post and our How to Pitch Your Book to Online Outlets post.

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