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 31, 2012
1. 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.”
2. 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.”
3. Bad Rep by A. Meredith Walters: ”Who gives a damn about their reputation? Oh, that would be me! Especially since mine had gone straight to hell in the span of thirty minutes.”
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. Someone to Love by Addison Moore: “What happens when two people who don’t believe in love, happen to fall madly into the most beautiful relationship they could ever imagine? A train wreck.”
6. 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.”
7. 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.”
8. Stop the Wedding! by Stephanie Bond: “a man and a woman determined to stop their parents from marrying fall in love themselves.”
9. 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.
10. 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.”
Barnes & Noble Self Published eBook Bestsellers for the Week of Monday, December 31, 2012
1. The Coincidence of Callie and Kayden by Jessica Sorensen
2. Hopeless by Colleen Hoover
3. Someone to Love by Addison Moore
4. Down to You by M. Leighton
5. Fallen Too Far by Abbi Glines
6. The Secret of Ella and Micha by Jessica Sorensen
7. Chosen by Denise Grover Swank
8. On A Night Like This by Barbara Freethy
9. Shattered by Elizabeth Lee
10. CAPTURE by June Gray
Smashwords eBook Bestsellers for the Week of Monday, December 31, 2012
1. Spinward Fringe Broadcast 7: Framework by Randolph Lalonde
2. Incendiary: The Premonition Series by Amy A. Bartol
3. Independence by Shelly Crane
4. The Duchess War by Courtney Milan
5. With Everything I Am by Kristen Ashley
6. Wisdom by Amanda Hocking
7. Blowback: A Retrieval Artist Novel by Kristine Kathryn Rusch
8. Demons Forever by Sarra Cannon
9. The Whale Has Wings by David Row
10. Something in the Wine by Jae
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)
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