Penelope Ward Joins Self-Published Bestsellers List

By Jason Boog Comment

penolopeAuthor Penelope Ward took the top spot on our Self-Published Bestsellers List with Jake Undone.

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 October 28, 2013

1. Jake Undone by Penelope Ward: “Nina Kennedy was alive…but not living…until she met him. Planes, trains, heights…you name it, Nina was afraid of it and led a sheltered life ruled by irrational fears and phobias.”

2. Treasure Your Love by J.C. Reed: “Brooke Stewart, a realtor in New York, was never in love until she met the green-eyed, sexy as sin, six foot two sex god, Jett. The man to whom she surrendered. The man who hurt her once only to conquer her heart again.”

3. Sweet Surrendering by Chelsea M. Cameron: “When Rory Clarke ends up hiring the guy she spent one steamy night with to be her administrative assistant, she’s determined to keep things professional.”

4. Sweet Home by Tillie Cole: “when Molly leaves England’s grey skies behind to start a new life at the University of Alabama, she finds that she has a lot to learn—she didn’t know a summer could be so hot and she certainly didn’t know just how much the folks of Alabama love their football.”

6. Night Owl by M. Pierce: “At twenty-eight, Matt Sky has the perfect life. He has a beautiful girlfriend, a massive inheritance, and four national bestsellers — all penned under his airtight alias, M. Pierce.”

7. A Shade Of Vampire by Bella Forrest: “On the evening of Sofia Claremont’s 17th birthday, she is sucked into a nightmare from which she cannot wake. A quiet evening walk along a beach brings her face to face with a dangerous pale creature that craves much more than her blood.”

8. Knights’ Sinner by Bella Jewel: “Jackson is always considered the ‘softie’. He’s the first to help people out when they’re in need. He’s President of the Hell’s Knights and he figures it’s about time he shows the world how much of a sinner he can be. ”

9. Long After by Cheryl McIntyre: “For Annie Phillips, there is a right way to do things and everything has a place. College and her flawless GPA are top priority, as is planning her perfect future.”

10. Beat of the Heart by Katie Ashley: “After years of bad relationships and a cheating ex-fiancé, twenty-eight-year-old Mia Martinelli prefers healing her patients’ hearts on the Cardiac Care floor rather than risking having her heart broken again.”


Smashwords Self-Published Bestsellers for the Week of October 28, 2013

1. Butterflies in Honey by K.F. Breene

2. Alien Caged    by Tracy St. John

3. Splendiferous    by Patrick Harding

4. Nine Goblins    by T Kingfisher

5. Descendants of Salem    by Dr. Shestine Gesbocker

6. Returning My Sister’s Face and Other Far Eastern Tales of Whimsy and Malice by Eugie Foster

7. Touring Under Pressure    by Vincent Berg

8. Desire’s Prize    by M.S. Laurens

9. True Nature    by Jae

10. Sexy Summers    by Dani Lovell


These eBook lists were recorded on October 29, 2013.

For the Amazon list, we found the highest ranked self-published bestsellers in Amazon’s Top 100 Paid Kindle Books list. 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.