New Adult Novel Tops Our Self-Published Bestsellers List

By Jason Boog Comment

For the second time this year, Jessica Sorensen has topped our Self Published Bestsellers List with another new adult novel. Check out our What Is New Adult Fiction? post for more about this booming genre.

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, December 24, 2012

1. 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.”

2. 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.”

3. Stop the Wedding! by Stephanie Bond: “a man and a woman determined to stop their parents from marrying fall in love themselves.”

4. 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.”

5. The Edge of Never by J.A. Redmerski: “With a purse, a cell phone and a small bag with a few necessities, Camryn, with absolutely no direction or purpose boards a Greyhound bus alone and sets out to find herself. What she finds is a guy named Andrew Parrish, someone not so very different from her and who harbors his own dark secrets.”

6. Wish List by Sylvia Day: “When Nicholas James draws Stephanie Martin’s name in their law firm’s Secret Santa exchange he knows he’s in for a merry Christmas–if he can figure out what to give the woman he’s wanted for months.”

7. Tidal by Emily Snow: Now that Willow Avery is out of rehab, she’s got one chance left to prove herself before she’s officially on every producer’s crap list. At least, that’s what her parents and agent are claiming.

8. 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.”

9. Accidentally on Purpose by L.D. Davis: “Emmy is finding Kyle hard to shake. He is blatant in his feelings and desires for Emmy, putting her in an awkward situation. She tries hard to resist Kyle, but deep down inside Emmy’s motives are shady.”

10. The Duchess War by Courtney Milan: “Miss Minerva Lane is a quiet, bespectacled wallflower, and she wants to keep it that way. After all, the last time she was the center of attention, it ended badly–so badly that she changed her name to escape her scandalous past.”


Barnes & Noble Self Published eBook Bestsellers for the Week of Monday, December 24, 2012

1. The Coincidence of Callie and Kayden by Jessica Sorensen

2. Hopeless by Colleen Hoover

3. Fallen Too Far by Abbi Glines

4. Chasing Amanda by Melissa Foster

5. CAPTURE by June Gray

6. Wish List by Sylvia Day

7. Shattered by Elizabeth Lee

8. Chosen by Denise Grover Swank

9. On A Night Like This by Barbara Freethy

10. DISARM by June Gray


Smashwords eBook Bestsellers for the Week of Monday, December 24, 2012

1. Spinward Fringe Broadcast 7: Framework by Randolph Lalonde

2. Incendiary: The Premonition Series by Amy A. Bartol

3. With Everything I Am by Kristen Ashley

4. Come A Little Bit Closer: The Sullivans    by Bella Andre

5. Independence    by Shelly Crane

6. The Duchess War    by Courtney Milan

7. Wisdom by Amanda Hocking

8. Settling the Account by Shayne Parkinson

9. Something in the Wine  by Jae

10. Tarayla    by AJ Asher


  These three eBook lists were recorded on Monday, December 24, 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)