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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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Writer Who Plagiarized Bestselling Authors Linked To Suspicious Accounts

Over at Dear Author, Jane Litte exposed a romance writer plagiarizing Tammara Webber and Jamie McGuire, generating a flurry of Twitter exchanges. You can read all those deleted responses in our Storify post below…

UPDATE: Author Teresa Mummert uncovered a series of suspicious Facebook profiles, Amazon accounts and Goodreads pages all linked to the plagiarized novel.

The author “Jordin Williams” admitted the copying, removed the book and blamed a ghostwriter for the plagiarism. The author’s site has been removed, but you can see an archived copy at this link.

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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.”

(Via Jane L)

Colleen Hoover Lands Deal with Atria Books

After dominating our Self-Published Bestsellers List for weeks, Colleen Hoover has inked a deal for her romance novels Slammed and Point of Retreat with Simon & Schuster’s Atria Books imprint.

According to the release, the publisher won “a heated bidding war” for the series. Dystel & Goderich Literary Management agent Jane Dystel negotiated the deal with Atria senior editor  Johanna Castillo.

Earlier this year, we wrote about how Avett Brothers’ music filled her book and fans of the indie rock band kindled her sales.  In July, Atria scooped up Jamie McGuire‘s self-published bestseller, Beautiful Disaster.

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Warner Brothers Picks Up Formerly Self-Published Novel

Warner Brothers has acquired the film rights to Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire. According to Deadline New York, Green Lantern film producer Donald De Line has signed on to the project.

Self-published novelist Jamie McGuire sold her indie romance to Simon & Schuster’s Atria imprint last month. The self-published edition topped the Self-Published Bestsellers List and sold more than 200,000 copies.

Here’s more from the Deadline article: “[The book stars] a young girl named Abby Abernathy tries to overcome a dark past by reinventing herself in college. She doesn’t drink or swear, and she has the appropriate percentage of cardigans in her wardrobe. Abby believes she has enough distance between her and the darkness of her past, but when she arrives at college with her best friend America, her path to a new beginning is quickly challenged by Eastern University’s Walking One-Night Stand.”

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Smashwords Authors Published 138,070+ Books

Digital publishing site Smashwords has published more than 138,070 books, exceeding a total of five billion words.

Smashwords founder Mark Coker revealed some interesting statistics in a blog post: “As I write this, five of the Apple’s iBookstore’s top 20 bestsellers are from Smashwords authors R.L. Mathewson (read our interview with R.L. Mathewson here), S.C. Stephens (we’ll publish an interview with S.C. very soon at the Smashwords blog) and Jamie McGuire (Jamie just sold rights to a traditional publisher).  That’s one in four.  12 months ago, those five slots were occupied by the books from traditional publishers. 12 months from now, how many more slots will be occupied by an indie author?  That’s up to you.”

AppNewser has more about sales projections: “According to Coker, Smashwords retailers will sell $18 to $20 million worth of eBooks this year.”

Self-Published Author Jamie McGuire Lands Book Deal

Self-published novelist Jamie McGuire has inked a deal with Simon & Schuster’s Atria imprint to publish her bestselling romance, Beautiful Disaster.

That book is currently ranked No.1 on our Self-Published Bestsellers List and has sold more than 200,000 copies. Atria will publish the eBook now with a trade paperback coming out in August. In addition, Atria bought the rights to Walking Disaster, the sequel to her novel.

Rebecca Watson from Valerie Hoskins Associates (the same agency that represented E. L. James for Fifty Shades of Grey) negotiated the deal with Atria editor Amy Tannenbaum. McGuire self-published her fourth novel last May.

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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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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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Free eBook Boosts Self-Published Bestseller

Indie author Rachel Astor nabbed two spots on on our self-published bestseller list this week. At the same time, her Bridesmaid Lotto novel is the No. 2 free book at Amazon–did the free eBook drive paid sales?

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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