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!” (-)
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)
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)
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