(July 1, 2013) - Publishers Weekly magazine today published the debut edition of a new monthly Smashwords bestseller list. Click here to view the results at Publishers Weekly.
Please join me in congratulating the following authors who made the list (in order of highest rank appearance): J. S. Scott, Abbi Glines, Kirsty Moseley, Katy Evans, J.M. Stone, Melody Grace, Shayne Parkinson, Pamela Ann, Mia Dymond, Katie Ashley, Quinn Loftis, Madeline Sheehan, Meek Mill, Colleen Hoover, Jon Acuff, and Chanda Hahn.
The list covers the top 25 highest grossing Smashwords ebooks for the month of May 2013. Sales data is aggregated from across the global Smashwords distribution network. Our distribution network includes the Apple iBookstore, Barnes & Noble, Kobo, Sony, Amazon, Diesel, the Smashwords.com store, and public libraries.
Publishers Weekly will promote the list both online and in print. The top 10 from the list will appear each month in the print issue of Publishers Weekly. This list will appear in the July 8 print issue. The full list will also be emailed the first Monday of each month to the nearly 4,000 subscribers of their monthly PW Select newsletter (click here to subscribe), which covers self-publishing news, reviews and author interviews. You can click here to view the list on the PW website.
This will be an ongoing feature. I'm excited by where we and PW can take this list in the future, and how it will help shine a bright and deserving light on the 60,000+ amazingly talented writers who publish and distribute with Smashwords. Stay tuned for the our bestseller lists for June, July and beyond!
What can you as a Smashwords author do to maximize your odds of appearing on future lists? Here are five tips:
For more tips on how to reach more readers with your words, download my free guides, The Smashwords Book Marketing Guide (how to market any book for free) and The Secrets to Ebook Publishing Success (best practices of the most commercially successful indie ebook authors).