Debora Geary Rules Self-Published Bestsellers List

By Jason Boog Comment

After a one-day Gold Box Sale at Amazon, novelist Debora Geary rocketed to the top of our Self-Published Bestseller List with her Modern Witch series, a mix of “light contemporary fantasy with a good dose of humor.”

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 Week of August 13, 2012

(Last week’s rank in parentheses)

1. A Modern Witch (A Modern Witch Series: Book 1) by Debora Geary: “Lauren is downtown Chicago’s youngest elite realtor. She’s also a witch. She must be – the fetching spell for Witches’ Chat isn’t supposed to make mistakes. So says the woman who coded the spell, at least.” (-)

2. A Hidden Witch (A Modern Witch Series: Book 2) by Debora Geary: Elorie Shaw, steeped in the traditions of the Nova Scotia witching community, but not a witch … Travel to Fisher’s Cove, Nova Scotia, where Moira is matriarch and the old ways are nurtured and passed to the next generation.” (-)

3. A Nomadic Witch (A Modern Witch Series: Book 4) by Debora Geary: “Spring brings a traveler to Nova Scotia – a tiny babe who will turn Marcus’s life upside down and reincarnate the horrifying events of his past. Can Marcus find his way through the pain to love and healing?” (-)

4. A Reckless Witch (A Modern Witch Series: Book 3) by Debora Geary: “With great power comes great responsibility. So says the tradition of witching. One teenage witch missed that lesson.”5. 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!” (-)

6. 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?” (9)

7. Finding Emma by Steena Holmes: “When Megan takes a photo of a little girl with an elderly couple at the town fair, she believes it to be her missing daughter. Unable to let go, she sets in motion a sequence of events that could destroy both families lives.” (4)

8. Love Unscripted by Tina Reber: “Ryan Christensen [is] the most sought after film star on the planet. Taryn Mitchell has been feigning contentment while running the family pub. Her peaceful life is tossed upside down when Ryan [takes] a shortcut through Mitchell’s Pub.” (5)
9. Easy by Tammara Webber: “A girl who believes trust can be misplaced, promises are made to be broken, and loyalty is an illusion. A boy who believes truth is relative, lies can mask unbearable pain, and guilt is eternal. Will what they find in each other validate their conclusions, or disprove them all?” (9)
10. Her Best Friend’s Brother by T.J. Dell: “Libby has been in love with Tony Marchetti since she was seven years old. The problem? Tony is her best friend’s older brother. Lately Tony has started looking at her in a new way and he emails her all the time.”


Barnes & Noble Self-Published eBook Bestsellers for Week of August 13, 2012

1. Sarah’s Surrender by Lynda Chance

2. Embers by Antoinette Stockenberg

3. Weekends Required by Sydney Landon

4. For His Pleasure by Kelly Favor

5. For His Trust by Kelly Favor

6. Not Planning on You by Sydney Landon

7. For His Honor by Kelly Favor

8. For His Taking by Kelly Favor

9. Sand Castles by Antoinette Stockenberg

10. For His Keeping by Kelly Favor


Smashwords eBook Bestsellers for Week of August 13, 2012

1. Wisdom by Amanda Hocking

2. The Last Shaman by William Whitecloud

3. Bedding the Billionaire by Ruth Cardello

4. The Grey God by Lizzy Ford

5. The Dex-Files by Karina Halle

6. Settling the Account by Shayne Parkinson

7. Fairest by Chanda Hahn

8. The Great Convergence by Joseph Lallo

9. Fires of Prophecy by Brian S. Pratt

10. The Battle of Verril by Joseph Lallo

These three eBook lists were recorded on Monday, August 13, 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)