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Posts Tagged ‘Brian S. Pratt’

Self-Published Science Fiction Bestsellers for February

Self-published author Hugh Howey landed a traditonal book deal for Wool, but he continues to lead our Science Fiction Self-Published Bestsellers list with another part of his popular series.

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.

To keep the list fresh, we’ve highlighted three top books from four different marketplaces. What other genres would you like us to analyze in future lists?

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Debora Geary Rules Self-Published Bestsellers List

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.

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CJ Lyons Sweeps Self-Published Bestseller List with 99-Cent Sale

Following a 99-cent Kindle Gold Box Daily Deal sale, thriller novelist CJ Lyons swept five spots on 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 a Single Father & Self-Published Author Went from Poverty Level to Earning $18,000 in a Quarter

Self-published fantasy novelist Brian S. Pratt earned more than $18,000 in a single quarter while selling 17 eBooks on Smashwords. According to Smashwords founder Mark Coker, Pratt is on track to earn $25,000 during this quarter.

Meet the author in this interview with Coker at Smashwords. Before publishing his novels (they average around 150,000-words apiece) Pratt confessed, “I was a single dad living with three kids and boy, was I poor (under the poverty level).”  His earnings are projected in the chart embedded above; click to enlarge.

Here’s more from the interview: “He’s on track to earn over $100,000 in 2011 at Smashwords, and up to $200,000 total when he includes his projected Amazon sales. Not one to count his eggs before they’re hatched, though, he’s fast at work on a next series … Pratt started writing because the series authors he enjoyed reading weren’t completing their series fast enough.” (Via Publishers Lunch)