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1. J. Lynn Dominates Self-Published Bestsellers List

Novelist J. Lynn led our Self-Published Bestsellers List this week, topping charts at Amazon, Apple and Barnes & Noble.

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.

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2. 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.

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3. Liliana Hart Tops Our Self-Published Bestsellers List

Novelist Liliana Hart has topped our Self Published Bestsellers List, her romantic mystery rising at Barnes & Noble and Amazon.

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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4. Guy Kawasaki Cracks Our Self Published Bestseller List

A nonfiction book has finally cracked our Self Published Bestsellers List, as Guy Kawasaki joined the Amazon rankings with his APE handbook for writers.

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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5. 99-Cent Boxed Sets Lead Our Self-Published Bestsellers List

Novelist Lisa Renee Jones led our Self Published Bestsellers List this week, taking two spots with 99-cent sales on boxed sets of her work.

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 online course to help you finish your book, 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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6. Sandi Lynn Rises on Self-Published Bestsellers List

Novelist Sandi Lynn has climbed our Self-Published Bestsellers List, rising within the Barnes & Noble and Amazon 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, Barnes & Noble, Apple iBookstore and Smashwords. You can read all the lists below, complete with links to each book.

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7. S.H. Kolee Joins Our Self-Published Bestsellers List

Novelist S.H. Kolee nabbed three spots on our Self-Published Bestsellers List this week, charting at Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

If you want to learn more about this growing marketplace, check out our interview with Self-Published Book Expo co-founder Diane Mancher (audio embedded below). 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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8. Kate Dawes Dominates Our Self-Published Bestsellers List

Novelist Kate Dawes swept three spots on our Self-Publishing Bestseller List this week, selling the three books in her Fade series for 99-cents apiece on Amazon.

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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9. Lovecraftian Pulp Space Opera Tops Our Self-Published Bestsellers List

Novelist Nathan Shumate has dominated the Smashwords section of our Self-Published Bestsellers List for three weeks with Space Eldritch, a pulp space opera collection inspired by H. P. Lovecraft.

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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10. J.A. Redmerski Leads Our Self-Published Bestsellers List

Novelist  J.A. Redmerski took the top spot on our  Self-Published Bestsellers List this week with The Edge of Never.

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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11. June Gray Sweeps Self-Published Bestsellers List

Currently selling books from her Disarm series for 99-cents apiece on Barnes & Noble, June Gray swept five spots on our  Self-Published Bestsellers 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 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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12. New Adult Novel Tops Our Self-Published Bestsellers List

For the second time this year, Jessica Sorensen has topped our Self Published Bestsellers List with another new adult novel. Check out our What Is New Adult Fiction? post for more about this booming genre.

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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13. Colleen Hoover Tops Self-Published Bestsellers List

For the second time this year, Colleen Hoover has topped our Self Published Bestsellers List with a new book. Check out our What Is New Adult Fiction? post for more about this booming genre.

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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14. Children’s Book Cracks Self Published Bestsellers List

For the first time, a kid’s book has topped our Self Published Bestsellers List, as Timothy Cohorst led the Smashwords marketplace with Jocomo.

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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15. March 2012: Best Selling Kids’ Books, New Releases, and More …

By Bianca Schulze, The Children’s Book Review
Published: March 1, 2012

Here’s the scoop on the most popular destinations on The Children’s Book Review site, the most coveted new releases and bestsellers.

THE HOT SPOTS: THE TRENDS

Award-Winning Illustrator Marla Frazee & the Best Interview Ever

Author Interview: Gary Paulsen

Newbery Medal Winners, 2012

How Picture Books Play a Role in a Child’s Development

Wonderful Winter Books for Kids


THE NEW RELEASES

The most coveted books that release this month:

The Berenstain Bears: We Love Our Mom!

by Jan Berenstain

(Ages 3-7)

Tickle Time!: A Boynton on Board Board Book

by Sandra Boynton

(Ages 0-3)

Secret Agent Splat!

by Rob Scotton

(Ages 3-7)

Big Nate Goes for Broke

by Lincoln Peirce

(Ages 8-12)

Chomp

by Carl Hiaasen

(Ages 10-12)


THE BEST SELLERS

The best selling children’s books this month:

PICTURE BOOKS

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16. Amanda Hocking: ‘A lot of authors tend to over market’

GalleyCat contributor Jeff Rivera interviewed self-publishing success story Amanda Hocking for mediabistro.com’s So What Do You Do? feature.

When asked about why most writers who self-publish are not able to achieve what she has, she replied:

A lot of authors tend to over market or they don’t take criticisms very well. They think that their book is perfect. They don’t want to get bogged down with editing or covers, because they think their book is so good. Or they market too hard. All they do is talk about their book and nobody wants to hear, ‘Buy my book.’ They want to have a conversation with you … Also, new writers respond to negative reviews and have great catastrophic meltdowns. You can’t respond to reviews at all except to say ‘thank you for reading the book.’ That’s the best you can do; otherwise, you’re just going to look bad even if the reviewer is totally out of line.

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17. May 2012: Best Selling Kids’ Books, New Releases, and More …

By Bianca Schulze, The Children’s Book Review
Published: May 7, 2012

Here’s the scoop on the most popular destinations on The Children’s Book Review site, the most coveted new releases and bestsellers.

THE HOT SPOTS: THE TRENDS

Five Family Favorites with Catherine Newman

Books for Boys: 5 Funny Kids Books

Best Young Adult Books with Andrea Chapman of Reading Lark

How Picture Books Play a Role in a Child’s Development

Where to Find Free eBooks for Children Online


THE NEW RELEASES

The most coveted books that release this month:

The Serpent’s Shadow (The Kane Chronicles, Book Three)

by Rick Riordan

(Ages 9-11)

Theodore Boone: The Accused

by John Grisham

(Ages 8-12)

Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons

by Eric Litwin

(Ages 4-7)

The Enchantress (The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel)

by Michael Scott

(Ages 12-17)

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18. 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.

Amazon Self-Published Bestsellers

1. Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire
2. Easy by Tammara Webber
3. Weekends Required by Sydney Landon
4. Whispers from the Ashes by Patricia Hester
5. Not Planning on You by Sydney Landon
6. Big Girls Don’t Cry by Taylor Lee
7. Trial Junkies by Robert Gregory Browne
8. Lord of Vengeance by Lara Adrian
9. Wool Omnibus Edition by Hugh Howey
10. The Lion, the Lamb, the Hunted by Andrew E. Kaufman

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19. Self-Published Bestsellers List for Week of June 18, 2012

For the second week in a row, Beautiful Disaster author Jamie McGuire leads our Self-Published Best Sellers 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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20. 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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21. Self-Published Bestseller List for Week of July 9, 2012

Author Colleen Hoover launched her career with the help of Avett Brothers fans. This week, two of her novels 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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22. Self-Published Bestsellers for Week of July 16, 2012

Erotica dominated our Self-Published Bestsellers list this week, as the steamy genre captured four out of the ten spots on our main 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 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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23. Ruth Cardello Says She Turned Down a 7-Figure Book Deal

Former teacher and self-published author Ruth Cardello has landed on the New York Times bestseller list, sold more than 60,000 copies of her self-published romance novels and reportedly turned down a 7-figure book deal from a publishing house.

In an interview with GalleyCat contributor Jeff Rivera, Cardello (pictured, via) talked about why she said “no” to the book deal offer:

“All sorts of offers came in from places I never dreamt would be interested in my writing. Even though one of the offers was seven figures, I haven’t accepted any of them yet. So far self-publishing is the route that makes the most sense for me to continue on.”

What do you think? Follow this link to read the rest of Cardello’s interview.

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24. Steena Holmes Holds Steady on the Self-Published Bestsellers List

Novelist Steena Holmes has held a spot on our Self-Published Bestsellers List for weeks with Finding Emma, writing about every parent’s worst nightmare. She donates 50 percent of the proceeds from the paperback edition go to The Missing Children’s Society of Canada.

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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25. Molly McAdams Rises on Self-Published Bestsellers List

Molly McAdams charted in two different self-published marketplaces this week with her new novel, Taking Chances.

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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