Wednesday, August 21, 2013

July 2013 Indies -- Top Sellers, Sage Advice & Full-Length vs. Shorter-Length Works


Rank Name Number of Full-Length Titles Number of Shorter Titles Total July Sales, Full-Length Books Total July Sales, Shorter-Length Books Total Paid Sales For July Number of perma-free titles? Primary genre? Length of Time Self-Publishing? Are You a Hybrid Author?
1 Jessica Sorenson Estimated 500,000 Paranormal Romance Yes
2 H.M. Ward New Adult Romance
3 Gail McHugh Contemporary Romance
4 Patricia Ryan Historical Mystery Romance
5 Marie Force Romantic Suspense Yes
6 Lisa Renee Jones New Adult Romance
7 Jenn Sterling Contemporary Romance
8 J.S. Scott Contemporary Romance
9 Heather Thurmeier Contemporary Romance
10 Kristen Ashley Contemporary Romance Yes
11 Eve Carter Contemporary Romance
12 Tarryn Fisher Contemporary Romance
13 Patricia McLinn Historical Romance Yes
14 Bella Andre Contemporary Romance Yes
15 Kathryn Shay Contemporary Romance Yes
16 Hugh Howey Science Fiction, Dystopian Yes
17 Barbara Freethy Contemporary Romance Yes
18 Judith Arnold Contemporary Romance Yes
19 Samantha Chase Contemporary Romance
20 J.C. Reed New Adult Romance
21 Marcus Sakey Science Fiction Yes
22 C.M. Stunich Romantic Suspense
23 Debora Geary Fantasy
24 Julie Kenner Contemporary Romance Yes
25 S.L. Jennings New Adult Romance
26 J.A. Konrath Horror Yes
27 Joel Goldman Mystery/ Suspense
28 Carey Heywood New Adult Romance
29 Lee Goldberg Mystery/Thriller Yes
30 Judy Angelo Contemporary Romance
31 Bella Forrest Paranormal Romance
32 D.J. Molles Action & Adventure
33 Anna Elliot Historical Romance
34 J.R. Rain Paranormal Mystery
35 Stephanie Bond Romantic Mystery Yes
36 Shannon Mayer Fantasy
37 Theresa Ragan Romantic Mystery Yes
38 Rita Herron Mystery/ Suspense Yes
39 Monique Martin Paranormal Romance
40 C.J. Lyons Mystery/ Suspense Yes
41 Liliana Hart Romantic Suspense
42 Elle Casey 20 1 46000 100 46,100 Yes Romance 20 months No
Which One of Your Books Should Readers Start With? New Adult Romance: Shine Not Burn.  YA: Apocalypsis, book 1
Best Advice You've Gotten Re: Being An Indie? Emulate successful authors. Don't try to set trends.
43 Noelle Adams and Claire Kent 8 10 29500 4900 34,400 No Contemporary Romance 9 months No
Which One of Your Books Should Readers Start With? Listed (Volumes I-VI)
Best Advice You've Gotten Re: Being An Indie? Don't spend all your energy on promoting a single book. Writing and releasing new books is the best way to build an audience.
44 Danielle Bourdon 17 0 22243 0 22,243 Yes Romance 3 years No
Which One of Your Books Should Readers Start With? Heir Untamed
Best Advice You've Gotten Re: Being An Indie? That it's okay to have a crappy first draft. Understanding the story doesn't have to be perfect the first time around helped me to finally finish it.
45 Jay Allan 6 3 17114 1939 19,053 No Science Fiction 1 year Yes
Which One of Your Books Should Readers Start With? Marines
Best Advice You've Gotten Re: Being An Indie? Get new books finished and published as quickly and regularly as possible.
46 SM Reine 16 9 13500 2500 16,000 Yes Urban fantasy Two years No
Which One of Your Books Should Readers Start With? Sacrificed in Shadow
Best Advice You've Gotten Re: Being An Indie? Build a mailing list.
47 Shayne Parkinson 4 0 15755 0 15,755 Yes Historical Fiction 4.5 years No
Which One of Your Books Should Readers Start With? Sentence of Marriage
48 Russell Blake 21 0 14350 0 14,350 Yes Action/ Adventure 2 years
Which One of Your Books Should Readers Start With? Upon A Pale Horse
Best Advice You've Gotten Re: Being An Indie? Write the next book, and be disciplined about your writing to marketing time allocation.
49 Joe Nobody 10 0 13781 0 13,781 No Action/ Adventure 2 No
Which One of Your Books Should Readers Start With? Holding Their Own, for fiction.  Holding Your Ground, for non-fiction
Best Advice You've Gotten Re: Being An Indie? Being an indie is like any other business. You have to invest in the product (books), market, and put the customer (reader) first. You must write as an artist and publish like a businessman.
50 Clara Bayard 1 9 1400 12000 13,400 Yes New Adult Romance Two years, but six months under this pen name No
51 Edward W. Robertson 8 0 12350 0 12,350 Yes Science Fiction Two years No
Which One of Your Books Should Readers Start With? Breakers
Best Advice You've Gotten Re: Being An Indie? Always experiment.
52 Aphrodite Hunt 2 70 250 10800 11,050 Yes Erotica, erotic romance 1.5 years Yes
Which One of Your Books Should Readers Start With? Mysterious Desire
Best Advice You've Gotten Re: Being An Indie? Just keep putting out books and don't worry about marketing them (Dean Wesley Smith)
53 Phoenix Sullivan 2 1 10300 98 10,398 No Thriller 2 years No
Which One of Your Books Should Readers Start With? SECTOR C (Medical Thriller)
54 Marie Hall 3 4 3764 5971 9,735 Yes paranormal romance one year Yes
Which One of Your Books Should Readers Start With? My permafreebie titles, either Her Mad Hatter if you like paranormal romance, or A Moment if you prefer NA contemporary romances.
Best Advice You've Gotten Re: Being An Indie? Just keep writing, sales come with the bigger backlist. And that is so true. I have a five book novella series out and it's definitely been my best seller so far. My first full length sequel is set to release next month and I'm hoping to see better sells for that series now.
55 Glynn James 8 0 9560 0 9,560 No Horror / Scifi 2 years No
Which One of Your Books Should Readers Start With? Arisen book 1 "Fortress Britain"
Best Advice You've Gotten Re: Being An Indie? Celebrate every success, even when no one else is impressed.
56 Christina Skye 5 1 9450 100 9,550 No Romance 1 year Yes
57 Sibel Hodge 12 2 8277 0 8,277 No Romantic comedy/Cozy mystery 3 years Yes
Which One of Your Books Should Readers Start With? If they like fun romantic comedies, then Fourteen Days Later. For a cozy mystery, The Fashion Police (soon to be republished as Fashion, Lies, and Murder!).
Best Advice You've Gotten Re: Being An Indie? Follow your dreams and believe in yourself :)
58 Lynette Vinet 4 0 6400 0 6,400 No Historical Romance 1 year Yes
Which One of Your Books Should Readers Start With? Pirate's Bride
59 Michael Wallace 16 2 6000 200 6,200 No thriller 2 1/2 years Yes
Which One of Your Books Should Readers Start With? The Righteous
Best Advice You've Gotten Re: Being An Indie? When it comes to promo, always as yourself, would I be better of writing?
60 C.J. Archer 10 3 3100 3100 6,200 Yes historical romance 2+ years Yes
Which One of Your Books Should Readers Start With? Start with my permafree book - The Medium.
Best Advice You've Gotten Re: Being An Indie? Don't give up.
61 M. Malone 2 1 5265 75 5,839 Yes romance 2 No
Which One of Your Books Should Readers Start With? Teasing Trent
Best Advice You've Gotten Re: Being An Indie? Write the next book
62 Aiden James 17 2 3723 1885 5,608 No Paranormal 3 Yes
Which One of Your Books Should Readers Start With? Any of the Judas Chronicles, although The Devil's Paradise (2nd book in the Talisman books) is my favorite.
Best Advice You've Gotten Re: Being An Indie? The best piece of advice is to keep churning out strong books and build your following through social media.
63 Deanna Chase 5 0 5228 0 5,228 Yes Paranormal Romance 2 years No
Which One of Your Books Should Readers Start With? Haunted on Bourbon Street
Best Advice You've Gotten Re: Being An Indie? If something isn't working, change it. And don't be afraid to try different prices, covers, and blurbs.
64 Sarra Cannon 8 0 4694 0 4,694 Yes YA 3 years No
Which One of Your Books Should Readers Start With? Beautiful Demons, which is the permafree start to my YA series.
Best Advice You've Gotten Re: Being An Indie? Write more books.
65 B.T. Narro 2 0 4500 0 4,500 No Fantasy A little over 2 months No
Which One of Your Books Should Readers Start With? Probably The Sartious Mage: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00DQ4QDPS
Best Advice You've Gotten Re: Being An Indie? Reviews don't make or break sales. I'm finding this to be true.
66 Stephen Knight 7 5 4016 437 4,453 No Horror 2 Years No
Which One of Your Books Should Readers Start With? The Gathering Dead
Best Advice You've Gotten Re: Being An Indie? Learn all you can, and do as much of it on your own as you can. Develop a bulletproof work ethic, the more you write, the more you earn.
67 Elizabeth A Reeves 1 5 523 3023 3,546 Yes Paranormal Romance 1 year and 2 months No
Which One of Your Books Should Readers Start With? I would suggest they start with How (Not) to Kiss a Toad. This is the first book in a series and it is the foundation of all the other books including a spin off series called Goldie Locke and the Werebears.
Best Advice You've Gotten Re: Being An Indie? The best piece of advice I have received the best way to promote/market is keep writing. I am a writer not a marketing director.
68 Peggy L Henderson 8 1 2694 124 2,818 No time travel romance 18 months No
Which One of Your Books Should Readers Start With? Yellowstone Heart Song
Best Advice You've Gotten Re: Being An Indie? Probably the same thing most everyone else has - put out professional product. And keep writing.
69 Rachel Daigle 0 10 0 2700 2,700 Yes fantasy, YA 6 years No
Which One of Your Books Should Readers Start With? The first in the series… Awaken, Book One in the Fated Saga or Bloodsucker Bay, Volume One in The Demon Isle Witches.
Best Advice You've Gotten Re: Being An Indie? Write write write!
70 Ben Muse 2 0 2526 0 2,526 No Thriller/ Suspense ~ 5 months No
Which One of Your Books Should Readers Start With? Definitely my first book, although my second book has actually sold better. I hope they'd see the progression in my work.
Best Advice You've Gotten Re: Being An Indie? Respect the reader's investment of time in your work. Don't put out crap.
71 Michael Bunker 7 11 1500 1000 2,500 Yes Sci-Fi/Dystopian 2 years No
Which One of Your Books Should Readers Start With? The WICK Omnibus Edition
Best Advice You've Gotten Re: Being An Indie? Keep writing and keep publishing. Don't stop.
72 Kelly Harper 3 11 2038 400 2,438 Yes Romance 12 months No
Which One of Your Books Should Readers Start With? Ruined By You. It's a new adult romance that leads into Saved By You.
Best Advice You've Gotten Re: Being An Indie? Write more.
73 Jez Strider 0 14 0 2230 2,230 No Paranormal Romance 8-Jun-12 No
Which One of Your Books Should Readers Start With? Reluctantly Lycan is bestselling so far. Vampire's Eve is the beginning of my Vamp Life series which is finished (for now.)
Best Advice You've Gotten Re: Being An Indie? Keep writing and don't give up.
74 David Gaughran 5 3 477 1659 2,136 No Non-fiction 2 years No
Which One of Your Books Should Readers Start With? Let's Get Visible: How To Get Noticed And Sell More Books
Best Advice You've Gotten Re: Being An Indie? Run regular 99c promos combined with an ad and ensure you are making the most of the category system.
75 Richard Tongue 2 0 1881 0 1,881 No Science Fiction Since June 2013 No
Which One of Your Books Should Readers Start With? Battlecruiser Alamo: Price of Admiralty; both of my books are part of the same series.
Best Advice You've Gotten Re: Being An Indie? To make sure the books are placed in the right categories, where they can attract the most attention.
76 Ellen O'Connell 6 1 1671 66 1,737 No Romance 3.5 years No
Which One of Your Books Should Readers Start With? Eyes of Silver, Eyes of Gold
77 Geraldine Evans 15 1 1672 10 1,682 No Mystery Three years Yes
Which One of Your Books Should Readers Start With? I suppose we all want readers to start with the first book in a series. My first is Dead Before Morning #1 (of 15) in my Rafferty & Llewellyn procedural series.Though, as other books in the Rafferty series have garnered better reviews it might be smarter to recommend one of them! My personal favourite is Dying for You #6 Rafferty. This one seems to be more popular in the UK than the US. Probably something to do with the differing senses of humour.  Again, for me, it depends on whether you're talking US or US readers. In the UK, my bestseller is my one and only historical (Reluctant Queen 227 UK sales). In the US, in July, my bestseller was Up in Flames #1 in my (2-strong) Casey & Catt procedural 
Best Advice You've Gotten Re: Being An Indie? Best piece of advice re indie publishing? Just do it!  Other than that: Do the maths. And if, like me, your maths skills are not up to the job, Joe Konrath has done a number of studies of his own figures on his blog over the years (jakonrath.blogspot.com); it might be worth seeing how much better off going indie has made him and then trying a comparison.
78 Sarah Dalton 3 2 1321 182 1,503 No YA dystopia 1 year No
Which One of Your Books Should Readers Start With? The Blemished
Best Advice You've Gotten Re: Being An Indie? Find lots of beta readers.
79 Susan Alison 3 0 1500 0 1,500 No Romantic Comedy 2 years No
Which One of Your Books Should Readers Start With? All His Own Hair
Best Advice You've Gotten Re: Being An Indie? Write and publish another book. Forthwith!
80 M.H. Sargent 7 0 1136 0 1,136 Yes Thriller 2010 No
Which One of Your Books Should Readers Start With? Seven Days From Sunday
Best Advice You've Gotten Re: Being An Indie? Experimenting with raising the price of my books.
81 Gavin ML Fletcher 0 12 0 1049 1,049 Yes Homoerotic Urban Fiction 1 year 4 months No
Which One of Your Books Should Readers Start With? Locked Down or any other $0.99 titles to make sure my writing is their cup of tea.
Best Advice You've Gotten Re: Being An Indie? Write, write, write. Focus on series.
82 Christiana Miller 1 4 686 258 944 No Paranormal 2 years No
Which One of Your Books Should Readers Start With? Somebody Tell Aunt Tillie She's Dead
Best Advice You've Gotten Re: Being An Indie? The advice I would give is write well, write fast, publish often and treat your fans well. The best advice I've gotten is... just do it. And don't get freaked if sales are slow at the beginning -- it's like that for everyone. Also, keep a spreadsheet of your sales, so you know which marketing techniques are working for you.
83 V. J. Chambers 27 11 909 2 911 Yes romantic thrillers 4 years Yes
Which One of Your Books Should Readers Start With? Breathless
Best Advice You've Gotten Re: Being An Indie? Write another book!
84 Kevin Hardman 1 1 748 104 852 No Fantasy/Sci-Fi/ Paranormal I'd say about 3 months No
Which One of Your Books Should Readers Start With? "Sensation" has gotten a lot of positive feedback and would probably be a good book to start with.
Best Advice You've Gotten Re: Being An Indie? Keep writing. For most writers success will not be automatic or overnight, so while you wait to be "discovered" keep honing your craft and putting your work out there.
85 T.W. Piperbrook 0 4 0 752 752 Yes Horror 10 months No
Which One of Your Books Should Readers Start With? Contamination (Prequel)
Best Advice You've Gotten Re: Being An Indie? Write in a series, permafree first title
86 Barbara Bartholomew 10 4 674 44 718 No fantasy and futuristic romance about 2 1/2 years (late 2010) Yes
Which One of Your Books Should Readers Start With? The Ghost and Miss Hallam
Best Advice You've Gotten Re: Being An Indie? Keep writing and publishing (persistence)
87 Maia Sepp 1 0 717 0 717 Yes Contemporary 8 months No
Which One of Your Books Should Readers Start With? The Sock Wars
Best Advice You've Gotten Re: Being An Indie? Hmmmmm, that's a hard one. I'd say that the best advice I've seen is to read everything you can about publishing, writing, etc.
88 Cecilia Peartree 10 1 669 19 688 Yes Mystery 2.5 years No
Which One of Your Books Should Readers Start With? Reunited in Death
Best Advice You've Gotten Re: Being An Indie? To join Kindleboards and UK Kindle Users Forum
89 Belle Bentley 0 15 0 595 595 Yes erotic romance 1 year No
Which One of Your Books Should Readers Start With? The Elusive and Exclusive Billionaire's Club Book 1 McKenzie's Choice
Best Advice You've Gotten Re: Being An Indie? To write, publish, rinse and repeat :).  Also, Dean Wesley Smith's advice—turn off the internal editor, have fun and just write. That's been super helpful for me!
90 Lexi Revellian 5 1 579 8 587 No thriller/romance 3 years No
Which One of Your Books Should Readers Start With? Remix - a feel-good page turner.
Best Advice You've Gotten Re: Being An Indie? Nearly three years ago, Eric Christopherson advised me to lower my price. Sales soared, and Remix spent eight months in the UK top 100.
91 K.R. Griffiths 1 1 419 133 552 No Horror 2 Months No
Which One of Your Books Should Readers Start With? Panic (Wildfire Chronicles Vol.1)
Best Advice You've Gotten Re: Being An Indie? Each Amazon site requires you to set up a separate author page!
92 Ariadne Wayne 3 3 449 80 529 Yes Romance 6 months No
Which One of Your Books Should Readers Start With? After The Fall
Best Advice You've Gotten Re: Being An Indie? Keep writing.
93 Shawn Inmon 2 1 440 28 468 No Memoir 10 months No
Which One of Your Books Should Readers Start With? Both Sides Now.
Best Advice You've Gotten Re: Being An Indie? "Start a mailing list" and "Life gets easier with multiple titles."
94 Jen Minkman 1 3 103 336 439 No Young Adult (paranormal & sci-fi) 8 months Yes
Which One of Your Books Should Readers Start With? Shadow of Time, because that's a YA paranormal romance and that happens to be the genre I write in the most. However, if you don't like heavy tomes (Shadow of Time is over 400 pages), you'd better start with my dystopian novella The Island (85 pages).
Best Advice You've Gotten Re: Being An Indie? David Gaughran's advice on how to get visible. I am trade-published in my home country, so I know the importance of getting a good editor and spending some money on a good book cover, but what Mr Gaughran did was teach me how to make sure people SEE my product! :)
95 Shel Delisle 4 0 400 0 400 No YA/Teen under 2 years No
Which One of Your Books Should Readers Start With? Winging It! is the first in a series and priced at 99 cents.
Best Advice You've Gotten Re: Being An Indie? Be willing to experiment. There's no one thing that works for every author, or even every book.
96 Tamelia Tumlin 2 3 180 220 400 No Romance 2 years Yes
Which One of Your Books Should Readers Start With? A Dragon's Seduction
97 Jason Halstead 28 10 200 197 397 Yes Science Fiction / Fantasy 4 years Yes
Which One of Your Books Should Readers Start With? One of my perma-free ones: Wanted, Child of Fate, Dark Earth, The Lost Girls, Voidhawk
Best Advice You've Gotten Re: Being An Indie? Keep on writing and get a third party professional editor.
98 J.E. Taylor 12 3 350 4 354 Yes Suspense/ Thriller 3 years No
Which One of Your Books Should Readers Start With? Crystal Illusions for those who love a good mystery or Night Hawk for those who like paranormal romance.
Best Advice You've Gotten Re: Being An Indie? Editing is just as important as the packaging. If the inside doesn't live up to the promise of the cover and blurb, you'll lose your audience.
99 Kelly Walker 3 2 275 75 350 Yes Romance 10 months No
Which One of Your Books Should Readers Start With? Cornerstone
Best Advice You've Gotten Re: Being An Indie? Create a mailing list.
100 Tabitha Levin 2 16 26 306 332 Yes romance, erotica 2 Yes
Best Advice You've Gotten Re: Being An Indie? Start a mailing list.
101 Thea Atkinson 8 10 281 42 323 No literary mainstream 3 years
Which One of Your Books Should Readers Start With? For lit-fic with new adult characters, Anomaly. For supernatural historical, Water Witch
Best Advice You've Gotten Re: Being An Indie? Write a series
102 David Adams 5 10 132 182 314 Yes Science Fiction 1.5 years No
Which One of Your Books Should Readers Start With? Lacuna
Best Advice You've Gotten Re: Being An Indie? Quality and quantity. Write good books, with good covers, good blurbs, good formatting. Get good editors. Write a series.
103 Trent Evans 1 6 138 111 249 No Erotica 17 months No
Which One of Your Books Should Readers Start With? What She's Looking For
Best Advice You've Gotten Re: Being An Indie? The cliche (but still, sage) advice: just keep writing.
104 Sean Campbell 0 3 153 77 230 Yes Crime Thriller 15 months No
Which One of Your Books Should Readers Start With? Dead on Demand
Best Advice You've Gotten Re: Being An Indie? Don't underprice yourself. Deliver value for money by all means, but 99c won't pay the bills.
105 David Wisehart 2 6 182 17 199 No Thriller 3 years No
Which One of Your Books Should Readers Start With? Blood Alley
Best Advice You've Gotten Re: Being An Indie? Write more.
106 L.G. Castillo 1 0 153 0 153 No Paranormal Romance 3 months No
Which One of Your Books Should Readers Start With? Lash (Broken Angel)
107 Caddy Rowland 5 0 147 0 147 Yes HIstorical FIction 2 years No
Which One of Your Books Should Readers Start With? Gastien Part 1: The Cost of the Dream
Best Advice You've Gotten Re: Being An Indie? Just keep writing and getting books out there.
108 Cherise Kelley 2 2 129 13 142 Yes Non-fiction 11 months No
Which One of Your Books Should Readers Start With? Kaxian Duty (perma-free)
Best Advice You've Gotten Re: Being An Indie? Get a professional graphic designer to do your book covers.
109 Nathan Lowell 7 1 100 30 130 No SF 7 years No
Which One of Your Books Should Readers Start With? Quarter Share (SF) or Ravenwood (Fantasy)
Best Advice You've Gotten Re: Being An Indie? Backlist is your friend.
110 Alex Albrinck 3 0 108 0 108 No Sci-Fi/Fantasy 10 months No
Which One of Your Books Should Readers Start With? A Question of Will (http://www.amazon.com/dp/B009F19JFM)
Best Advice You've Gotten Re: Being An Indie? Commit to both quality and speed of publication. Readers who enjoy your work will want the next volume quickly, and if you meet that demand for speed you'll help build reader loyalty. Honing your craft, process, and team to produce quality work in that time frame will ensure that readers are immersed in the story, not expelled from it in a rash of formatting and typographical errors.
111 Ellie Wolf 0 0 0 107 107 No erotica 2 years No
Which One of Your Books Should Readers Start With? Paying The Rent
Best Advice You've Gotten Re: Being An Indie? Publish more
112 Magda Alexander 1 0 95 0 95 No Romance 3 weeks No
Which One of Your Books Should Readers Start With? Storm Damages
Best Advice You've Gotten Re: Being An Indie? Write the next damn book!
113 Brent Nichols 1 21 5 83 88 Yes steampunk 2 years No
Which One of Your Books Should Readers Start With? Gears of a Mad God
Best Advice You've Gotten Re: Being An Indie? Write in a series
114 Kathryn O'Halloran 1 3 70 6 76 Yes Chick lit/erotica > 12 months No
Which One of Your Books Should Readers Start With? The Bad Girls' Club
115 Zoe Cannon 2 0 73 0 73 No Young Adult 10 months No
Which One of Your Books Should Readers Start With? The Torturer's Daughter
Best Advice You've Gotten Re: Being An Indie? Make sure everything is as polished and professional as you can make it.
116 Lewis Dix 0 1 0 64 64 No Fantasy 4 months No
Which One of Your Books Should Readers Start With? I, Minion
Best Advice You've Gotten Re: Being An Indie? Write more books!
117 Judi Coltman 2 2 34 4 38 No Mystery/Thriller/Suspense 3 years No
Which One of Your Books Should Readers Start With? Either No Such Thing or In The Name of the Father
Best Advice You've Gotten Re: Being An Indie? It's a marathon not a sprint
118 G. Wakeling 4 1 27 6 33 Yes Fantasy 18 months No
Which One of Your Books Should Readers Start With?  Inside Evil (perma-free)
Best Advice You've Gotten Re: Being An Indie? Just keep writing
119 Stephen Drivick 1 0 22 0 22 No horror, zombie apocalypse 2 months No
120 Peter Arpesella 1 0 19 0 19 No Fiction / medical 2 months Yes
Which One of Your Books Should Readers Start With? Good Like This
121 Shane Jeffery 1 6 7 6 13 No Horror 7 months No
Which One of Your Books Should Readers Start With? The Park
Best Advice You've Gotten Re: Being An Indie? Write in series.
122 Laura Rae Amos 1 0 13 0 13 No Literary/ Contemporary Fiction 1 year No
Which One of Your Books Should Readers Start With? The only one I have. ;)
Best Advice You've Gotten Re: Being An Indie? Write another book -- I'm still working on that, lol! Also, target book bloggers carefully to find a good match when pitching for reviews. Be polite and professional.
123 Monique Sorgen 1 0 12 0 12 No Romantic Comedy 3 months No
Which One of Your Books Should Readers Start With? How Long You Should Wait to Have Sex: a Novel
Best Advice You've Gotten Re: Being An Indie? Read Mark Coker's free kindles on self-publishing/marketing
124 Michael Kingswood 2 16 0 5 5 No SF/F Almost 2 years No
Which One of Your Books Should Readers Start With? Glimmer Vale
Best Advice You've Gotten Re: Being An Indie? Heinlein's Rules: 1. Write. 2. Finish what you write. 3. Refrain from rewriting except to editorial demand.  4. Put the work on the market (all markets).  5. Keep it on the market until it sells.  Add to that, write the next book.
125 Zelah Meyer 0 2 0 3 3 No Romance 13 months No
Which One of Your Books Should Readers Start With? The Scholar and Her Escort
Best Advice You've Gotten Re: Being An Indie? You should check out the blogs by Kris Rusch and Dean Wesley Smith.

7 comments:

  1. Thanks for putting this all together!

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  2. Christiana, Thanks for your generosity in putting this together.

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  3. Thanks so much for compiling the list! :) xx

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  4. You're very welcome! Thank you all for sharing numbers and insight!

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