Molly McAdams Rises on Self-Published Bestsellers List

By Jason Boog Comment

Molly McAdams charted in two different self-published marketplaces this week with her new love-triangle novel, Taking Chances.

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, September 10, 2012

(Last week’s rank in parentheses)

1. Our Husband by Stephanie Bond : “Three women from different walks of life–a doctor, a socialite, and a stripper–find out they have one thing in common: a husband!” (1)

2. On Dublin Street by Samantha Young: “Burying the grief, ignoring her demons, and forging ahead without any real attachments has worked well for her so far but when Joss moves into a fantastic apartment on Dublin Street, her carefully guarded world is shaken to its core by her new roommate’s sexy older brother.”

3. Better Off Without Him by Dee Ernst: “Mona Berman is a best-selling Romance writer and happy endings are what she does best. So when her husband of twenty years leaves her for somebody 15 years younger, 20 pounds lighter, and French, she’s got a lot of adjusting to do.” (5)

4. Let Me Be The One by Bella Andre: “an unexpected friends-to-lovers romance might not only turn out to be so much hotter than anything bad boy pro baseball player Ryan Sullivan has ever known … but much, much sweeter, too.” (-)
5. While It Lasts by Abbi Glines: “Cage has to decide: does he drop out and give up his dream of getting noticed by a college in the SEC, and possibly making it into the Major Leagues — or does he give in to his coach’s demands and spend his summer baling hay?” (2)

6. Taking Chances by Molly McAdams: “Eighteen year old Harper has grown up under her career Marine of a father’s thumb. Ready to live life her own way and experience things she’s only ever heard of from the jarheads in her father’s unit; she’s on her way to college at San Diego State University. ”

7. The Mighty Storm by Samantha Towle: “It’s been twelve years since Tru Bennett last saw Jake Wethers, her former best friend and boy she once loved. Jake Wethers, sexy, tattooed and deliciously bad lead singer, and brains behind The Mighty Storm, one of biggest bands in the world, left Tru with a broken heart.” (8)

8. I Think I Love You by Stephanie Bond: “Sisters share everything in their closets, including the skeletons… Twenty years ago, the Metcalf sisters witnessed a murder and formed a pact of silence. Now they’re estranged and scattered because they all fell in love with the same man.” (3)

9. Crash by Nicole Williams: “Southpointe High is the last place Lucy wanted to wind up her senior year of school. Right up until she stumbles into Jude Ryder, a guy whose name has become its own verb, and synonymous with trouble.” (-)

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.” (9)


Barnes & Noble Self-Published eBook Bestsellers for the Week of Monday, September 10, 2012

1. Taking Chances by Molly McAdams

2. Anything He Wants by Sara Fawkes

3. Safe Harbor by Antoinette Stockenberg

4. Easy by Tammara Webber

5. Embers by Antoinette Stockenberg

6. His Every Desire by Kelly Favor

7. Anything He Wants 2: All’s Fair by Sara Fawkes

8. Anything He Wants 4: Collateral Damage by Sara Fawkes

9. Let Me Be The One by Bella Andre

10. Anything He Wants 3: Love and War by Sara Fawkes


Smashwords eBook Bestsellers for the Week of Monday, September 10, 2012

1. The Alien Artifact 2 by V Bertolaccini

2. Bound to Love  by Tanika L. Smith

3. Chasing Dragonflies by Michele Naughton

4. The Poring Dark  by Dennis M Lane

5. The Judas Alliance: Aegis Arises by Elizabeth Ann Gardner

6. Farsi 2.0  by MK Alexander

7. The Desert Siren    by Kim Antieau

8. Wisdom (My Blood Approves by Amanda Hocking

9. If    by Sweety Bothra

10. Blood and Betrayal  by Lindsay Buroker

These three eBook lists were recorded on Monday, September 10, 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)