Novelist Melody Anne joined our Self-Published Bestsellers List this week after leading the top paid books in Apple’s iBookstore.
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 7, 2013
1. Safe With Me by Kristen Proby: “Keeping others safe is what Caleb Montgomery does. He’s never had a problem taking on an assignment, whether it was during his dangerous SEAL days or his most recent job of training war mercenaries.”
2. Karma by Nikki Sex: “Marcy Paget worked full-time putting her husband through University. When he finally became a success, he dumped her for a trophy wife more than ten years younger, leaving Marcy to raise their four year old daughter on her own.”
3. The Billionaire’s Obsession by J.S. Scott: “Once a serial trilogy, The Billionaire’s Obsession is now complete with a bonus story in this complete collection about Simon and Kara.”
4. Sell the Pig by Tottie Limejuice: “What happens when dementia, depressed dipsomania and downright dottiness decide to uproot from the UK and move to France together.”
5. Seduced by by Melody Anne: “At the end of Submit, Arianna Harlow had enough pride in herself to walk away from Rafe Palazzo, who had started their relationship using blackmail. Though she’d fallen in love with him, she was strong enough to say goodbye.”
6. Who We Are by S. Q. Williams: “Eight months.That’s how long it’s been since Eliza last saw Gage and they both feel as if they don’t deserve one another’s forgiveness.”
7. Submit by Melody Anne: “Arianna Harlow has a choice. Does she choose love or self-respect? Will she give up her freedom and become nothing but a shadow of herself?”
8. Dust by Hugh Howey: “WOOL introduced the silo and its inhabitants. SHIFT told the story of their making. DUST will chronicle their undoing.”
9. Saving Dallas Making the Cut by Kim Jones: “She went searching for a one night stand and ended up falling in love with Luke Carmical, President of the Devil’s Renegades Motorcycle Club.”
10. Who He Is by S. Q. Williams: “Eliza Smith has never dated a guy in her life, never even hugged a man (outside of her father/manager of the hot and popular rock band, FireNine) but when she decides to spend her summer on tour with FireNine, it all changes.”
Barnes & Noble Self-Published Bestsellers for the Week of October 7, 2013
2. Her Billionaires by Julia Kent
Smashwords Self-Published Bestsellers for the Week of October 7, 2013
1. Unattainable by Madeline Sheehan
3. Saving Dallas Making the Cut by Kim Jones
4. Racing the Clock by Vincent Berg
5. Taken by Jordan Silver
6. If Forever Comes by A. L. Jackson
7. Natural Consequences by Elliott Kay
8. Cage by Harper Sloan
9. The Great Convergence by Joseph Lallo
These eBook lists were recorded on October 7, 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.
If you believe your book should (or should not) be included in our rankings, feel free to email GalleyCat with your concerns.
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