Abbi Glines dominated the top spots on Smashword’s list of the bestselling self-published titles in June, which was once again ruled by the romance category. Her erotic novel Forever Too Far, the third installment in Glines’s Fallen Too Far series, landed at #1, and also hit #1 on the New York Times e-book bestseller list in June. The first title in the series, Fallen Too Far, came in at #3 on the Smashwords list, and the second, Never Too Far, sat in the #5 spot. Glines inked a two-book deal with Simon & Schuster’s Simon Pulse imprint last September for her YA novels; both were released last year in hardcover, trade paperback, and e-book formats.
The only other author to have three titles on the June list is Shayne Parkinson, whose historical novels in the Promises to Keep series chronicle the life of a woman in 19th- and early–20th-century New Zealand.
The boxed set of J.S. Scott’s Billionaire’s Obsession series came in at #4, falling from the #1 slot in May (when it was priced at 99¢). The collection also hit #23 on the New York Times e-book bestseller list and, as of August 8, was the second-bestselling collection of romance anthologies in the Kindle store.
Top 20 Smashwords Self-Published Bestsellers, June 2013
|1||Forever Too Far||Abbi Glines||Romance||$3.99|
|2||Chasing Imperfection||Pamela Ann||Romance||3.99|
|3||Fallen Too Far||Abbi Glines||Romance||2.99|
|4||The Billionaire’s Obsession: The Complete Collection Boxed Set||J.S. Scott||Romance||2.99|
|5||Never Too Far||Abbi Glines||Romance||3.99|
|6||Black Heart||R.L. Mathewson||Romance||2.99|
|7||Heart of the Billionaire||J.S. Scott||Romance||2.99|
|8||Mud and Gold||Shayne Parkinson||Historical Fiction||2.99|
|9||Settling the Account||Shayne Parkinson||Historical Fiction||2.99|
|10||Before Now||Cheryl McIntyre||Romance||2.99|
|11||A Second Chance||Shayne Parkinson||Historical Fiction||2.99|
|12||Let Me Love You||Morgan Rayne||Romance||2.99|
|13||Free Falling||Kirsty Moseley||Romance||2.99|
|15||Fate and Fury||Quinn Loftis||YA||3.99|
|17||The Boy Who Sneaks In My Bedroom Window||Kirsty Moseley||Romance||2.99|
|18||The Proposal||Katie Ashley||Romance||3.99|
|19||Outspoken Angel||Mia Dymond||Romance||2.99|