Jessica Sorensen Tops Self-Published Bestsellers List

By Jason Boog Comment

Novelist Jessica Sorensen led our Self-Published Bestsellers List this week with the The Secret of Ella and Micha.

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 29, 2012

1. 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.”

2. 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…”

3. 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.”

4. 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.”

5. 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.”

6. 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.”

7. Fade into You by Kate Dawes: “Olivia Rowland leaves her Midwestern life behind after graduating from college and heads off to Los Angeles to work for a Hollywood talent agent. Life in L.A. is a culture shock, but nothing compared to the jolt she gets when Max enters her life.”

8. 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.”

9. The Unwanted Wife by Natasha Anders: “All Alessandro de Lucci wants from his wife is a son but after a year and a half of unhappiness and disillusionment, all Theresa de Lucci wants from her ice cold husband is a divorce.”

10. Devoured by Emily Snow: “Sienna Jensen had no plans to return home when she graduated college last spring—after all, her dreams lie in California. But when she discovers her grandmother’s Nashville home has been foreclosed, and the new owner has started the eviction process, Sienna has no other choice but go back to Music City.”

Barnes & Noble Self-Published eBook Bestsellers for the Week of Monday, October 29, 2012

1. LOSING IT by Cora Carmack

2. When Wishes Collide by Barbara Freethy

3. Don’t Say a Word by Barbara Freethy

4. His Every Defense by Kelly Favor

5. Emily’s Ghost by Antoinette Stockenberg

6. The Secret of Ella and Micha by Jessica Sorensen

7. Down to You by M. Leighton

8. Beyond Midnight by Antoinette Stockenberg

9. Time After Time by Antoinette Stockenberg

10. Love Left Behind by S.H. Kolee


Smashwords eBook Bestsellers for the Week of Monday, October 29, 2012

1. In Our Midst by Martha Johnson

2. Wisdom by Amanda Hocking

3. Heart Trouble by Josh Lanyon

4. Down to You    by M Leighton

5. Jocomo by Timothy Cohorst

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

7. Manhattan Moon by Jae 

8. Space Eldritch  by Nathan Shumate

9. Master of Crows by Grace Draven

10. Motorcycle Man by Kristen Ashley


These three eBook lists were recorded on Monday, October 29, 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)