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Posts Tagged ‘Avett Brothers’

Colleen Hoover Climbs Self-Published Bestseller List

Author Colleen Hoover launched her career with the help of Avett Brothers fans. This week, her dramatic series rose up our self-published bestseller list.

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 will 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.

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How The Avett Brothers Kindled the Career of a Self-Published Author

Inspired by the bluegrass and folk-infused rock of The Avett Brothers, self-published author Colleen Hoover channeled their music straight into her romantic novel, Slammed.

Hoover (pictured, via) contacted Ramseur Records and received permission to use Avett Brothers’ lyrics in her book. In January, she posted about a two-day free promotion for her eBook on the official Avett Brothers fan site.

The promotion paid off as fans of the band grabbed the book and shared enthusiastic reviews on Amazon. The book currently has 197 reviews on Amazon (with an average of 4.9 out of 5 stars) and  2,477 ratings on Goodreads (with an average of 4.49 out of 5 stars).

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