New Adult Novel Leads Self-Published Bestsellers List

By Jason Boog Comment

outoflineOnce again, a new adult novel has topped our Self-Published Bestsellers List.  Jen McLaughlin (a.k.a. Diane Alberts) took the top spot this week with Out of Line.

To help GalleyCat readers discover self-published authors, we compile weekly lists of the top eBooks in three major marketplaces for self-published digital books: Amazon, Barnes & Noble, 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 September 23, 2013

1. Out Of Line by Jen McLaughlin: “I’ve spent my entire life under my father’s thumb, but now I’m finally free to make my own choices. When my roommate dragged me to my first college party, I met Finn Coram and my life turned inside out.”

2. Taboo by Casey Hill: “Forensic investigator Reilly Steel, Quantico-trained and California-born and bred, imagined Dublin to be a far cry from bustling San Francisco, a sleepy backwater where she can lay past ghosts to rest and start anew.”

3. Karma by Nikki Sex: “Marcy Paget worked full-time putting her husband through University. When he finally became a success, he dumped her for a trophy wife more than ten years younger, leaving Marcy to raise their four year old daughter on her own.”

4. The Billionaire’s Obsession by J.S. Scott: “Once a serial trilogy, The Billionaire’s Obsession is now complete with a bonus story in this complete collection about Simon and Kara.”

5. Seduced by Melody Anne: “Arianna Harlow had enough pride in herself to walk away from Rafe Palazzo, who had started their relationship using blackmail. Though she’d fallen in love with him, she was strong enough to say goodbye. We saw the softer side of Rafe, especially toward the end, but it was too late. Or was it?

6. The Santinis Collection by Melissa Schroeder: “readers fell in love with a family of military men. Four brothers who believe in service before self and the women who will bring them to their knees.”

7. Crazy Beautiful Love by J. S. Cooper: “Logan Martelli is a bad boy. He’s handsome, sexy, and knows what he wants. He steals cars. He doesn’t do relationships. And he has the hottest green eyes in River Valley.”

8. Submit by Melody Anne: “Ari faces an impossible ultimatum. She needs to decide whether to accept Raffaelo Palazzo’s indecent proposal and stay at his side as his bought mistress, under his complete control in his world and in his bedroom.”

9. First Activation by D.A. Wearmouth: “HARRY and his brother JACK are on an airline flight, headed for a wild weekend-a ritual they have enjoyed every May since leaving the army. The trip takes a terrifying turn when they land in New York”

10. Very Bad Things by Ilsa Madden-Mills: “Born into a life of privilege and secrets, Nora Blakely has everything any nineteen-year-old girl could desire … Leaving behind her million-dollar mansion and Jimmy Choos, she becomes a girl hell-bent on pushing the limits with alcohol, drugs, and meaningless sex.” 


Barnes & Noble Self-Published Bestsellers for the Week of September 23, 2013

1. Safe With Me by Kristen Proby

2. Barefoot In the Grass by Judith Arnold

3. Out Of Line by Jen McLaughlin

4. Feyland by Anthea Sharp

5. Mine To Keep by Cynthia Eden

6. A Grant of Arms by Morgan Rice

7. My Unexpected Forever by Heidi McLaughlin

8. The Mill River Recluse by Darcie Chan

9. Torrent by Lindsay Buroker

10. Seduced by Melody Anne


Smashwords Self-Published Bestsellers for the Week of September 23, 2013

1. Unattainable    by Madeline Sheehan

2. The Haunted Heart: Winter    by Josh Lanyon

3. Natural Consequences    by Elliott Kay

4. Chasing Paradise by Pamela Ann

5. Falling For My Husband by Pamela Ann

6. Racing the Clock    by Vincent Berg

7. If Forever Comes    by A. L. Jackson

8. Cage by Harper Sloan

9. Redemption by Amy Miles 

10. The Girlfriend    by Abigail Barnette


These eBook lists were recorded on September 23, 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.