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Amazon Reports Record Sales This Holiday Season

amazon304Sycamore Row by John Grisham was the most popular Kindle book given as a gift this holiday season, according to Amazon. The online retail giant sold “millions” of Kindle devices this holiday season and Cyber Monday was the bestselling day for these devices.

These are tidbits are part of a number of holiday sales facts that Amazon published today. For instance, H.M. Ward was the best-selling Kindle Direct Publishing author during the holiday season. In addition, 150 Kindle Direct Publishing authors each sold more than 100,000 copies of their books this year. Top sellers included Hopeless by Colleen Hoover and Wait for Me by Elisabeth Naughton.

Amazon also revealed that Kindle Direct Publishing authors sold hundreds of thousands of books in November through Kindle Countdown Deals, a new discounting feature from Amazon. The company also pointed out that this year, Kindle offered more than 200,000 exclusive books through the Kindle store.

 

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What Is New Adult Fiction?

Our Self-Published Bestseller List has been packed with books labeled as “new adult fiction” and we’ve spotted some articles about the evolving genre.

To help GalleyCat readers, we created a quick primer on new adult fiction, complete with free samples of books by leading adult fiction writers.

The label was first used in 2009 when St. Martin’s Press hosted a contest looking for stories that could be marketed to both YA readers and adult readers. The contest described for new adult fiction as books “with protagonists who are slightly older than YA and can appeal to an adult audience.”

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J.C. Reed Dominates Self-Published Bestsellers List

For another week in a row, novelist J.C. Reed has seized the top two spots in our Self-Published Bestsellers List.

To help GalleyCat readers discover self-published authors, we compile weekly lists of the top eBooks in four major marketplaces for self-published digital books: Amazon, B&N, Apple iBookstore and Smashwords. You can read all the lists below, complete with links to each book.

If you want more resources as an author, try our Free Sites to Promote Your eBook post, 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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Cover Designer to the Self-Published Stars

Book cover designer Sarah Hansen has made book covers for some of the bestselling self-published books, and now she’s started doing cover work for the Big Six publishers as well. Hansen created iconic covers for Colleen HooverNichole Chase and J. Lynn.

In fact, her cover for Abbie Glines‘ new book topped our Self-Published Bestsellers List yesterday. We caught up with Hansen for an interview, finding out how she built her business from scratch last year. You can read the complete interview below, but here’s an eye-popping excerpt:

I am averaging forty covers a month and am booking for January of 2014. So, you can say that I am losing lots of sleep trying to keep up with the new work. I can’t believe how much has changed in publishing in the past two years, never in my life did I think a little freelancing would turn into an around the clock more than full-time position. In less than a year I went from working part time designing balloons to owning my own company. It’s crazy.

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99-Cent Boxed Set Tops Self-Published Bestsellers List

Novelist Lisa Mondello led our Self-Published Bestsellers List this week with a 99-cent boxed set that included three full books.

To help GalleyCat readers discover self-published authors, we compile weekly lists of the top eBooks in four major marketplaces for self-published digital books: Amazon, B&N, Apple iBookstore and Smashwords. You can read all the lists below, complete with links to each book.

If you are an author, check out our new online course–finish your book with the help of bestselling independent authors.

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Finish Your Book with Our Online Community

Struggling to finish your book? No matter where you live, Mediabistro has a new online course designed to guide independent authors through the final and most important steps of the publishing process.

If you want to see one of our course speakers in action, bestselling author Matthew Mather will unveil his new novel on Facebook tonight. In addition, Smashwords co-founder Mark Coker, bestselling self-published author Colleen Hoover and seasoned writer Guy Kawasaki will help you complete your book in Mediabistro’s new Self-Publishing Finishing School.

For a fraction of the cost of a self-publishing package, our online instructors will walk you through this daunting process in a six-week workshop. As part of the course, you will get writing advice, editing support and ultimately, an online spotlight for your work.

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Jasinda Wilder Tops Self-Published Bestsellers List

Novelist Jasinda Wilder dominated our Self-Published Bestsellers List this week, taking multiple spots in three different marketplaces.

To help GalleyCat readers discover self-published authors, we compile weekly lists of the top eBooks in four major marketplaces for self-published digital books: Amazon, B&N, Apple iBookstore and Smashwords. You can read all the lists below, complete with links to each book.

If you are an author, check out our new online course–finish your book with the help of bestselling independent authors.

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New Adult Fiction Featured at Sony eBookstore

Sony eBookstore singled out the new adult fiction genre with a special section today, running a sale on many of the authors who once topped our Self-Published Bestsellers List.

The sale includes books by J. A. Redmerski, Tammara WebberJamie McGuire and Colleen Hoover. We published a handy primer about the genre, What Is New Adult Fiction? Here is an excerpt:

The label was first used in 2009 when St. Martin’s Press hosted a contest looking for stories that could be marketed to both YA readers and adult readers. The contest described for new adult fiction as books “with protagonists who are slightly older than YA and can appeal to an adult audience.”

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Self-Publishing Finishing School

Want to get your manuscript published, but not sure how to get started? Join our Self-Publishing Finishing School starting April 3, 2013.

Weekly live video webcasts feature a variety of great speakers, including Mark Coker (founder, Smashwords), Colleen Hoover (bestselling self-published author), and Guy Kawasaki (author, APE! What the Plus!).

Join Mediabistro publishing editor Jason Boog for this step-by-step course will teach you how to design, distribute, and market your book without a publisher or agent.

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Abbi Glines Tops Self-Published Bestsellers List

Novelist Abbi Glines dominated our Self-Published Bestsellers List this week, topping the charts with two books.

To help GalleyCat readers discover self-published authors, we compile weekly lists of the top eBooks in four major marketplaces for self-published digital books: Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Apple iBookstore and Smashwords. You can read all the lists below, complete with links to each book.

If you are an author, check out our new online course–finish your book with the help of bestselling independent authors.

 

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