Welcome to the first of PW’s monthly self-published bestseller lists, powered by Smashwords. Each month we’ll be bringing you a list of the 25 top-selling titles published in the Smashwords platform, which are distributed to Amazon, the Apple iBookstore, Barnes & Noble, Kobo, Sony and Diesel.

Romance features heavily in our inaugural list, with 18 of the 25 top-grossing titles coming from the romance and erotica categories. Three authors — Katie Ashely, Abbi Glines, and Shayne Parkinson — each have three titles on the list, and only two titles are priced above $3.99. How do you sell a lot of your own e-book? Write a lot, and sell at a low price.

Rank Title Author Category Price
1 The Billionaire’s Obsession: The Complete Collection J. S. Scott Romance $0.99
2 Twisted Perfection Abbi Glines Romance $3.99
3 Free Falling Kirsty Moseley Romance $3.99
4 Never Too Far Abbi Glines Romance $3.99
5 Heart Of The Billionaire (The Billionaire’s Obsession ~ Sam) J. S. Scott Romance $2.99
6 Fallen Too Far Abbi Glines Romance $2.99
7 Real Katy Evans Romance $3.99
8 The Boy Who Sneaks in my Bedroom Window Kirsty Moseley Romance $2.99
9 Skin Deep J.M. Stone Erotica $2.99
10 Unbroken Melody Grace Romance $3.99
11 Mud and Gold (Promises to Keep: Book 2) Shayne Parkinson Historical Fiction $2.99
12 Chasing Imperfection (Chasing Series #2) Pamela Ann Romance $3.99
13 Settling the Account (Promises to Keep: Book 3) Shayne Parkinson Historical Fiction $2.99
14 A Second Chance Shayne Parkinson Historical Fiction $2.99
15 Outspoken Angel (SEALS, Inc., Book 2) Mia Dymond Romance $2.99
16 Music of the Heart Katie Ashley Romance $3.99
17 Fate and Fury Quinn Loftis YA $3.99
18 Unbeautifully Madeline Sheehan Romance $2.99
19 Tony Story (G Street Chronicles Presents) Meek Mill African-American Fiction $9.99
20 The Proposal Katie Ashley Romance $3.99
21 The Proposition Katie Ashley Erotica $3.99
22 HOPELESS Colleen Hoover Romance $3.99
23 Freaky By Nature (SEALS, Inc., Book 3) Mia Dymond Romance $2.99
24 Start Jon Acuff Self-Improvement $9.99
25 Fairest (Unfortunate Fairy Tale Book 2) Chanda Hahn YA $3.99

Based on gross sales for the month of May.

Article from Publisher’s Weekly, www.publishersweekly.com

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