Novelist Liliana Hart has topped our Self Published Bestsellers List, her romantic mystery rising at Barnes & Noble and Amazon.
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 Tuesday, January 22, 2013
1. Hopeless by Colleen Hoover: “Sometimes discovering the truth can leave you more hopeless than believing the lies. That’s what Sky realizes after she meets Dean Holder. A guy with a reputation that rivals her own and an uncanny ability to invoke feelings in her she’s never had before.”
2. 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.”
3. Someone to Love by Addison Moore: “What happens when two people who don’t believe in love, happen to fall madly into the most beautiful relationship they could ever imagine? A train wreck.”
4. The Coincidence of Callie and Kayden by Jessica Sorensen: “Luck was not on Callie’s side the day of her twelfth birthday when everything was stolen from her. After it’s all over, she locks up her feelings and vows never to tell anyone what happened.”
5. Rule by Jay Crownover: “I loved Rule Archer since the first moment I ever laid eyes on him. He was everything I shouldn’t want and the only person I went out of my way to not try and please.”
6. Beautifully Damaged by L.A. Fiore: “Ember Walsh was always the quiet one, enjoying a book and a glass of wine over the noise and crowds of a club. When her best friend asks her to come out on the town and meet the guy she likes, Ember’s world is turned upside down.”
7. Dirty Little Secrets by Liliana Hart: “J.J. Graves has seen a lot of dead bodies in her line of work…She’s not only in the mortuary business, but she’s also the coroner for King George County, Virginia.”
8. The Good Lawyer by Thomas Benigno: “A young, ambitious lawyer is eager to prove he is better than the father who abandoned him and worthy of the devoted mother who raised him beyond the siren call of the mobster dominated family he grew up in.”
9. Stop the Wedding! by Stephanie Bond: “a man and a woman determined to stop their parents from marrying fall in love themselves.”
10. Tall, Dark, and Deadly by Lisa Renee Jones: “The Walker Brothers. Tall, dark, and deadly, these three brothers run Walker security. Each brother is unique in his methods and skills, but all share key similarities.”
Barnes & Noble Self-Published Bestsellers for the Week of Tuesday, January 22, 2013
1. Dirty Little Secrets by Liliana Hart
2. Hopeless by Colleen Hoover
3. With His Belief by Kelly Favor
4. The Coincidence of Callie and Kayden by Jessica Sorensen
5. Acquiring Trouble by Kathleen Brooks
6. Up In Flames by Nicole Williams
7. The Secret of Ella and Micha by Jessica Sorensen
8. Tall, Dark, and Deadly by Lisa Renee Jones
9. Up to Me by M. Leighton
10.Down to You by M. Leighton
Smashwords Self-Published Bestsellers for the Week of Tuesday, January 22, 2013
1. Jocomo by Timothy Cohorst
2. Spinward Fringe Broadcast 7: Framework by Randolph Lalonde
3. Wilde Ride by Maegan Lynn Moores
4. Up to Me by M. Leighton
5. Tales of the Were: Rocky by Bianca D’Arc
6. Wisdom by Amanda Hocking
7. Refugee by Erica Stevens
8. Devoured by Emily Snow
9. The Proposal by Katie Ashley
10. Oppressed by Kira Saito
These three eBook lists were recorded on Tuesday, January 22, 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.
If you believe your book should (or should not) be included in our rankings, feel free to email GalleyCat with your concerns.
Editor’s Note: The original version incorrectly identified one title.
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