Katy Evans Hits Bestseller Lists in 4 Self-Publishing Marketplaces

By Jason Boog 

Novelist Katy Evans has cracked all four marketplaces monitored in our Self-Published Bestsellers List this week, starting with the No. 2 spot at Amazon.

To help GalleyCat readers discover self-published authors, we compile weekly lists of the top eBooks in four major marketplaces for self-published digital books: Amazon, B&N, Apple iBookstore 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 Monday, April 22, 2013

1. The Bet by Rachel Van Dyken: “‘I have a proposition for you…’ Kacey should have run the minute those words left Seattle millionaire Jake Titus’s mouth. Instead, she made a deal with the devil in hopes of putting her past behind her once and for all.”

2. Real by Katy Evans: “Remington Tate is the strongest, most confusing man I’ve ever met in my life. He’s the star of the dangerous underground fighting circuit, and I’m drawn to him as I’ve never been drawn to anything in my life.”

3. Twisted by Abbie Glines: “Life outside of her house was a new experience for Della Sloane. The dark secrets of her past weren’t something she ever intended to share with anyone. They would never understand. No one would ever get close enough to find out.”

4. On A Night Like This by Barbara Freethy: “The second oldest of the Callaway clan, Aiden Callaway veered from the family tradition of urban firefighting and became a smokejumper, never questioning his choice until the job took the life of his friend, Kyle, and left Aiden with injuries and fractured memories.”

5. Don’t Say A Word by Barbara Freethy: Julie De Marco is planning a perfect San Francisco wedding when she comes face-to-face with a famous photograph, the startling inage of a little girl behind the iron gate of a foreign orphanage — a girl who looks exactly like her.”

6. Promise Me Darkness by Paige Weaver: “For me, life was simple. I went to school and studied. I spent time with my friends and stayed out of trouble. I didn’t drink or swear and I only dated gentlemen. I was the typical good girl with a bright future. My world seemed perfect. But that was about to change.”

7. Resisting Her by Kendall Ryan: “Agent Cole Fletcher lives for his job at the FBI, and he’s more than ready for his next assignment—raiding a cult compound and putting their leader behind bars. But he isn’t prepared for Savannah and her knock you on your ass good looks.”

8. One Week Girlfriend by Monica Murphy: “Temporary. That one single word best describes my life these last few years. I’m working at a temporary job until I can finally break free. I’m my little brother’s temporary mother since our mom doesn’t give a crap about either of us.”

9. Falling Into You by Jasinda Wilder: “I wasn’t always in love with Colton Calloway; I was in love with his younger brother, Kyle, first. Kyle was my first one true love, my first in every way. Then, one stormy August night, he died, and the person I was died with him.”

10. Second Chance Boyfriend by Monica Murphy: “Lost. That one single word best describes my life at this very moment. I lost the last games of the season and both my team and my coach blame me. I lost the last two months because I drowned in my own despair like a complete loser. And I lost the only girl who ever mattered because I was afraid being with me would destroy her.”


Barnes & Noble Self-Published Bestsellers for the Week of April 22, 2013

1. Twisted Perfection by Abbi Glines

2. Resisting Her by Kendall Ryan

3. The Bet by Rachel Van Dyken

4. Our Husband by Stephanie Bond

5. Don’t Say a Word by Barbara Freethy

6. Locked by Maya Cross

7. Game For Love by Bella Andre

8. Scarred by J. S. Cooper

9. Real by Katy Evans

10. Dare Me Forever by Paige Edward


Smashwords Self-Published Bestsellers for the Week of Monday, April 22, 2013

1. Music of the Heart by Katie Ashley

2. Real    by Katy Evans

3.  Saved    by Kelly Elliott

4. Fate and Fury by Quinn Loftis

5. The Apple Store by Seinfeld 2000

6. Raid by Kristen Ashley

7. Digital Divide  by K.B. Spangler

6. Dominatus    by DW Ulsterman

7. Digital Divide by K.B. Spangler

8. Backwards to Oregon    by Jae

9. Off to Be the Wizard    by Scott Meyer

10. Satisfaction by K.M. Golland  


Bestselling Self-Published Books at Apple for the Week of April 22, 2013

1. Game for Love by Bella Andre

2. The Bet by Rachel Van Dyken

3. Never Too Far by Abbi Glines

4. Real by Katy Evans

5. Don’t Say a Word by Barbara Freethy

6. One Week Girlfriend by Monica Murphy

7. Never Too Far by Abbi Glines

8. Scarred by J. S. Cooper

9. Fallen Too Far by Abbi Glines

10. Potrero Hill by ML Hamilton


These four eBook lists were recorded on Monday, April 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.

For our Apple list, we took the top titles in the Books section of the iBookstore.

If you want more resources as an author, try our Free Sites to Promote Your eBook post, How To Sell Your Self-Published Book in Bookstores post and our How to Pitch Your Book to Online Outlets post.

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