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Nora Roberts Digital Copycat Uncovered

Our newly launched list of self-published best sellers included SpellBound Cafe by Nora A. Roberts, one of the top-selling PubIt! books at the Barnes & Noble digital bookstore.

The romance book played with the name recognition of bestselling author Nora Roberts, and has been removed from Barnes & Noble’s site (as well as our list). Going forward, our self-published bestseller list will not include writers attempting to game the system by using the names of famous authors.

Smart Bitches, Trashy Books investigated the knock-off title: “Many a romance author tweeted about the idiocy and chutzpah of whomever is behind Nora A. Roberts in the past 24 hours, but the WTFery grows apace. At the home page for the ‘publisher’ which is allegedly comprised of ‘renegade authors,’ Southern Pied Media, there are several more books, including some by ‘James A Patterson,’ and a book titled ‘Nora Roberts: Firecracker,’ which features a main character named… wait for it… Nora Roberts.”

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Self-Published Bestsellers List

The massive scale of the self-publishing world can easily overwhelm readers, writers and publishing professionals.

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.

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