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Self-Published Science Fiction Bestsellers for March 2013

Author Elliott Kay topped two digital bookstores in our Science Fiction Self-Published Bestsellers list with Poor Man’s Fight.

Our weekly self-published bestsellers list is often dominated by the popular genres of romance and erotica. In an effort to help GalleyCat readers find other kinds of independent authors, we will offer regular genre-focused bestseller lists for other kinds of indie writers.

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Science Fiction Self-Published Bestsellers for March 2013

Amazon Books

Wool Omnibus Edition by Hugh Howey: “This is the story of mankind clawing for survival, of mankind on the edge. The world outside has grown unkind, the view of it limited, talk of it forbidden. But there are always those who hope, who dream. These are the dangerous people, the residents who infect others with their optimism.”

Poor Man’s Fight by Elliott Kay: “Tanner Malone never bought into military myths of honor and glory. He never wanted to wear a uniform or medals. Yet when family upheaval brings his otherwise stellar performance in school to a disastrous end, Tanner’s plans for university lie in ruins. Facing homelessness and a mountain of debt, Tanner enlists in his home planet’s tiny navy.”

The Legend of Earth by T.R. Harris: “Adam Cain is an Alien with an Attitude! And now, as all the powerful forces in the galaxy converge on the planet Juir, Adam and his band of Human Supermen must fight to save not only their lives, but all the people on Earth!”

Barnes & Noble Books

4. Eye of the Wizard by Daniel Arenson: “A couple failed squires. A jinxed wizard. A banished spirit of the forest. A childlike demon and her teddy bear. They are outcasts, failures, oddballs. They might just save the world.”

The Island by Michael Stark: “Stranded on Portsmouth Island, William Hill struggled to survive even as The Fever raced across the world leaving a wasteland of the dead and dying in its wake. The news brought stories of storms and riots, of people starving while governments promised food.”

The Steele Wolf by Chanda Hahn: “After finally settling into her new life at the Citadel, Thalia is reunited with her father, who is disturbed at the changes within her. Risking banishment, Thalia must work to prove to her clan and herself that she is still capable of leading them.”

A Feast of Dragons by Morgan Rice: “A FEAST OF DRAGONS (Book #3 in the Sorcerer’s Ring) takes us deeper into Thor’s epic journey to becoming a warrior, as he journeys across the Sea of Fire to the dragon’s Isle of Mist. An unforgiving place, home to the most elite warriors of the world, Thor’s powers and abilities deepen as he trains.”

Smashwords Books

Spinward Fringe Broadcast 7: Framework by Randolph Lalonde: “The crew of the Triton find themselves marooned in the Rega Gain solar system. Refusing to abandon the refugees and liberated slaves who joined them along the way, they make a deal with the Government to settle.”

Grappling with Survival by Vincent Berg: “A Post-Apocalyptic world unlike any other. Instead of banding together or fighting each other, here the survivors find a world with few resources, little trust and no desire to intermingle.”

Poor Man’s Fight    by Elliott Kay: “Tanner Malone never bought into military myths of honor and glory. Yet when family upheaval brings his otherwise stellar school track record to a disastrous end, Tanner’s plans for university lie in ruins. Facing homelessness and a mountain of debt, Tanner enlists in his home planet’s tiny navy.”

Apple iBookstore Books

The Wool Omnibus by Hugh Howey: “This is the story of mankind clawing for survival, of mankind on the edge. The world outside has grown unkind, the view of it limited, talk of it forbidden. But there are always those who hope, who dream. These are the dangerous people, the residents who infect others with their optimism.”

The Charmer by Autumn Dawn: “Jasmine didn’t realize her friend Wiley was special until they were drawn into another world. Here Wiley is betrothed to the ruler of the Haunt, a wererace both dangerous and proud.”

Gone Is the Witch by Dana Donovan: “Book 8 in the Detective Marcella Witch’s series finds Tony spearheading a rescue mission to save the kidnapped Leona Diaz. The problem is, to do it, he’ll have to travel to an alternate universe where the laws of physics take a back seat to the unpredictability of a quasi-dimensional reality.”

This list was created by collecting the self-published books from four different marketplaces: the “Science Fiction” Best Sellers list at Amazon, the “Science Fiction & Fantasy” bestsellers category at Barnes & Noble, the “Science Fiction” category at Smashwords and the “Sci-Fi & Fantasy” category at Apple’s iBookstore.

What do you think? 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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