Top 100 Indie Authors for May + 28 Authors to Watch

NOTE: Please submit sales statistics, information, and author nominations to ireaderreview@gmail.com.

It’s early May and the trees have begun to bud. Rain is lightly tapping the windowpane; the cat is curled up by the vacant fireplace. Time to fire up the Kindle and get down to business!

But the library is exhausted. Each genre list has been picked clean, with only scraps of tedious un-read eBooks left behind. If you can relate, check out this month’s lists of Top 100 Indie Authors and Authors to Watch.

TOP 100 AUTHORS LIST (with Sales/Estimated Sales)

  1. Tracey Garvis-Graves – 134,310
  2. Barbara Freethy – 99,788
  3. CJ Lyons – 62,670 (Estimated)
  4. Antoinette Stockenberg – 60,902
  5. Bella Andre (Lucy Kevin) – 60,266
  6. J.R. Rain – 58,200 (Estimated)
  7. Andrew E. Kaufman – 51,201
  8. Gemma Halliday
  9. Marie Force – Almost 45,000
  10. J.A. Konrath – 33,720 (Estimated)
  11. Ryk Brown – 30,750 (Estimated)
  12. Kathleen Brooks - 30,540 (Estimated)
  13. Jamie McGuire
  14. John Locke – 27,510 (Estimated)
  15. Michele Scott/A.K. Alexander
  16. Karen McQuestion – 25,170 (Estimated)
  17. Aaron Patterson - 25,110 (Estimated)
  18. Dani Amore – 24,900 (Estimated)
  19. Terri Reid - 22,980 (Estimated)
  20. Blake Crouch - 22,410 (Estimated)
  21. Rebecca Forster – UPDATED 25,964
  22. Addison Moore – 21,994
  23. Heather Killough-Walden – 21,810 (Estimated)
  24. T.R. Ragan – Approximately 20,000 UPDATED – 21,979
  25. Phoenix Sullivan - 19,830 (Estimated) UPDATED – 2,200
  26. Brett Battles – 19,230 (Estimated)
  27. Lawrence Kelter – 19,034
  28. Cheryl Bolen
  29. Andrew Peterson - 17,820 (Estimated)
  30. Darcie Chan
  31. Robert W. Walker – 17,160 (Estimated)
  32. Jon F. Merz – 17,051
  33. Liliana Hart – Almost 17,000
  34. LJ Sellers
  35. Elena Greene – 15,180 (Estimated)
  36. Michael Prescott – 15,000
  37. Dannika Dark
  38. Debra Holland
  39. Deb Sanders – 14,730 (Estimated)
  40. Shadonna Richards – 14,035
  41. Kristen Ashley
  42. Barbara Samuel – 13,000
  43. H.P. Mallory – 12,000
  44. Alexis Harrington – 12,000 (Estimated)
  45. Nick Russell – 11,910 (Estimated)
  46. Carol Davis Luce – 11,790 (Estimated)
  47. Lisa Mondello – 11,638
  48. RJ Parker – Approximately 11,000
  49. Denise Grover Swank UPDATED – Sales were higher than we thought
  50. Diane Capri
  51. Carolyn McCray
  52. Russell Blake
  53. Suzan Tisdale – 9,900 (Estimated)
  54. Lacey Weatherford - 9,720 (Estimated)
  55. Joel Goldman – 9,527
  56. Joseph Nassise – 9,450 (Estimated)
  57. Patricia Ryan/P.B. Ryan – 9,068
  58. Ruth Cardello – 9,000 (Estimated)
  59. Melissa Foster – UPDATED – Over 150,000
  60. T.B. Christensen
  61. James Somers – 8,250 (Estimated)
  62. Doug Farren – Approximately 7,800
  63. Catherine Bybee – 7,860
  64. Connie Suttle – 7,680 (Estimated)
  65. Joseph Lallo – About 7,450
  66. Amber Lynn Natusch – 7,250
  67. Jason Letts – 6,690 (Estimated)
  68. J Carson Black] – 6,630 (Estimated)
  69. Kathleen Long – 6,600 (Estimated)
  70. Lauren Royal – 6,523
  71. Sarah Burleton – 6,510 (Estimated)
  72. Lizzy Ford – 6,134
  73. Alexa Grace – 6,090 (Estimated)
  74. Michael Wallace – Approximately 6,000
  75. Scott Nicholson
  76. Caryn Moya Block – 5,580 (Estimated)
  77. Jinx Jamison – 5,381
  78. Steena Holmes – 5,319
  79. Michele Sinclair – 5,310 (Estimated)
  80. Mainak Dhar
  81. Rose Pressey – 5,300
  82. Kristie Cook – Over 5,200
  83. J. Thorn – Over 5,000
  84. Joan Hall Hovey
  85. Julia Crane –  4,926
  86. Sandra Edwards
  87. H.T. Night – 4,890 (Estimated)
  88. Aiden James
  89. John O’Brien
  90. Michael McCloskey – Between 4,000 and 5,000
  91. Imogen Rose – 4,860 (Estimated)
  92. Karen Cantwell – 4,710 (Estimated)
  93. Joseph Anderson – 4,620 (Estimated)
  94. Mel Comley – 4,560 (Estimated)
  95. Lorhainne Eckhart – UPDATED 4,482
  96. Chris Culver – 4,260 (Estimated)
  97. Bryan James – 4,140 (Estimated)
  98. Gerri Russell – 4,037
  99. Stephanie Rowe – Approximately 3,800
  100. Nick Cole – 3,750 (Estimated)
  101. Linda Welch – 3,660 (Estimated)
  102. Robert Burton Robinson – 3,660 (Estimated)
  103. Tori Scott – 3,500
  104. Kristen James – 3,413
  105. Paul Jones – 3,090 (Estimated)
  106. Stacey Cochran – 2,940 (Estimated)
  107. Trish Lamoree - 2,760 (Estimated)
  108. Susan Hatler
  109. Elle Casey – 2,473
  110. Tracy Sumner
  111. Debbi Mack – 2,370 (Estimated)
  112. Christopher Meeks – 2,040 (Estimated)
  113. Henry Perez – 2,040 (Estimated)
  114. Douglas Dorow

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TOP AUTHORS LIST (BY GENRE)

Please Note: The authors are placed into genres based on what they most commonly write in. Most authors cannot be categorized so simply, but we’ll do our best.

Romance

Thrillers & Mysteries

Fantasy, Science Fiction & Horror

Various Genres (Fiction) including Adventure

Non Fiction

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TOP AUTHORS LIST (ADVANCED)

1. Tracey Garvis-Graves

April 2012 Sales – 134,310

April 2012 Paperback Sales – 1,077

April 2012 Audiobook Sales – 241

Featured Book

Tracey’s novel, On the Island “has been as high as #7 in the Kindle store and has been in the top ten for most of the month. It’s currently #1 in Action and Adventure and #2 in Contemporary Romance. On the Island is also on the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, and New York Times bestseller lists for the second week in a row.”

For more see Tracey Garvis-Graves’s website.

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2. Barbara Freethy

April 2012 Sales – 99,788

Featured Book
Just A Wish Away (Wish Series). Current Price: $3.99. Genre: Contemporary Romance, Best Friends. Unrated. 224 pages.

The featured book, Just A Wish Away was released this month and hit #8 in the B&N Top 100.

For more see Barbara Freethy’s website.

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3. CJ Lyons

Estimated April 2012 Sales – 62,670

Featured Book
Snake Skin: A Lucy Guardino FBI Thriller (Lucy Guardino FBI Thrillers, Book #1). Current Price: $0.99. Genre: Mystery, Hard-Boiled, Thriller, Police Procedurals. Rated 4.5 stars on 119 reviews. 392 pages.

For more see CJ Lyons’s website

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4. Antoinette Stockenberg

April 2012 Sales – 60,902

Featured Book
A Month at the Shore. Current Price: 99 cents. Genre: Contemporary Romance, Shared Childhood History, Suspense, Murder Mystery, Family. Rated 4 stars on 52 reviews. 340 pages.

Antoinette Stockenberg’s book, Month at the Shore was released on April 12. It then appeared on the NOOK best seller list April 14, and spent the month in the Top 10, reaching as high as #6.

A Charmed Place, released February 22, was as high as #5 on B&N in March and up to #20 in April.

Keepsake “has been on the NOOK bestseller list since March 3 and is #50″ in April. It made it as high as #15 at one point.

For more see Antoinette Stockenberg’s website.

Quick Note: This is definitely an author to keep an eye on for Kindle readers. She’s done superbly well in the Nook Store with great reviews and great sales rankings. Not sure why she hasn’t had the same level of success in the Kindle Store. Definitely our pick in May for – Indie Author for Kindle owners to check out.

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5. Bella Andre (Lucy Kevin)

April 2012 Sales – 60,266

Featured Book

I Only Have Eyes For You: The Sullivans, Book 4 (Contemporary Romance). Current Price: $4.99. Genre: Contemporary Romance, Women’s Fiction. Rated 5 stars on 84 reviews. 176 pages.

Writing as Lucy Kevin, Bella Andre’s The Wedding Gift was in the Top 100 at B&N for all of April.

As Bella, I Only Have Eyes For You, and the other three books in the Sullivan contemporary romance series have been in the Apple overall 100 and/or the Apple romance Top 100 during April. They have also been in the Top 100 Women’s Fictiona and Contemporary Romance categories on Amazon throughout April. The first book in the series, The Look of Love was #30 in Kobo’s all books. An audiobook is also available. More to come. The fifth of the series will be out at the end of May.

For more see Bella Andre’s website.

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6. J.R. Rain

Estimated April 2012 Sales – 58,200

Featured Book
American Vampire (Vampire for Hire #3). Current Price: $3.99. Genre: Contemporary Fantasy, Vampire. Rated 4 stars on 91 reviews. 188 pages.

For more see J.R. Rain’s website.

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7. Andrew E. Kaufman

April 2012 Sales – 51,201

Featured Book
The Lion, the Lamb, the Hunted. Current Price: $2.99. Genre: Psychological Thriller, Mystery, Crime, Suspense. Rated 4.5 stars on 137 reviews. 263 pages.

Both The Lion, the Lamb, the Hunted and While the Savage Sleeps were in the Amazon Top 100, with the former staying in the Top 20 for most of the month. While the Savage Sleeps was #1 in the Horror category, surpassing even Stephen King. “Both books also spent a weekend in the #1 spot for their genre at the same time.”

For more see Andrew E. Kaufman’s website.

Quick Note: Another solid, solid month for Andrew Kaufman.

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8. Gemma Halliday

Note: Private sales figures were shared with iReaderReview for more accurate placement on the list.

Featured Book

Spying in High Heels was in the Top 10 Free Kindle books on Amazon.com during April. Hollywood Headlines Mysteries Boxed Set was in the Top 100 NookBooks on B&N in April. In addition, A High Heels Haunting was in the Top 100 NookBooks on B&N.

For more see Gemma Halliday’s website.

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9. Marie Force

Sales for March 2012 B&N – 30,234
Sales for March 2012 Amazon – 14,374

March 2012 Sales – Almost 45,000

Featured Book

Maid for Love (The McCarthys of Gansett Island). Current Price: $0.99. Genre: Contemporary Romance. Rated 4.5 stars on 41 reviews. 264 pages.

Marie Force has sold over 300,000 ebooks since starting self-publishing in Nov 2010.

For more see Marie Force’s website.

Quick Note: Marie Force, Barbara Freethy, and Antoinette Stockenberg show the growing importance of the B&N Store for Indie Authors. Indie Authors – you might click better in one store than another. So don’t do yourself a disservice by ignoring either store.

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10. J.A. Konrath

Estimated April 2012 Sales – 33,720

Featured Book
Truck Stop – A Psycho Thriller. Current Price: $0.99. Genre: Thriller, Horror, Psychological. Rated 4 stars on 43 reviews. 87 pages.

For more see J.A. Konrath’s website.

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11. Ryk Brown

Estimated April 2012 Sales – 30,750

Featured Book
Aurora: CV-01 (The Frontiers Saga). Current Price: $2.99. Genre: Science Fiction, High Tech, Adventure. Rated 4.5 stars on 65 reviews. 219 pages.

For more see Ryk Brown’s Goodreads.

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12. Kathleen Brooks

Estimated April 2012 Sales - 30,540

Featured Book
Bluegrass State of Mind (Bluegrass Series). Current Price: Free. Genre: Romantic Suspense, Contemporary. Rated 4 stars on 103 reviews. 229 pages.

For more see Kathleen Brooks’s blog.

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13. Jamie McGuire

Note: Private sales figures were shared with iReaderReview for more accurate placement on the list.

Featured Book
Eden. Current Price: $3.99. Genre: Action & Adventure, Romantic Fantasy, Angels & Demons. Rated 5 stars on 11 reviews. 207 pages.

Beautiful Disaster peaked at #35 on Amazon US in April. Beautiful Disaster debuted #33 on NYT best seller list in April & USA Today best seller list, too.”

For more see Jamie McGuire’s website.

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14. John Locke

Estimated April 2012 Sales – 27,510

Featured Book
Bad Doctor. Current Price: $0.99. Genre: Thriller, Medical, Suspense. Rated 4 stars on 45 reviews. 193 pages.

For more see John Locke’s website.

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15. Michele Scott/A.K. Alexander

Note: Private sales figures were shared with iReaderReview for more accurate placement on the list.

Featured Books
Happy Hour by Michele Scott. Current Price: $0.99. Genre: Family Saga, Contemporary Romance, Women’s Fiction. Rated 4.5 stars on 28 reviews. 320 pages.

Mommy, May I? by A.K. Alexander. Current Price: $2.99. Genre: Thriller, Suspense. Rated 4 stars on 32 reviews. 281 pages.

Michele Scott has over 80,000 free copies downloaded.

Daddy’s Home and Happy Hour were both in the Kindle Top 100 in April.

For more see Michele Scott’s website.

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16. Karen McQuestion

Estimated April 2012 Sales – 25,170

Featured Book
Easily Amused. Current Price: $1.99. Genre: Contemporary Romance, Women’s Fiction. Rated 4 stars on 131 reviews. 300 pages.

For more see Karen McQuestion’s website.

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17. Aaron Patterson

Estimated April 2012 Sales - 25,110

Featured Book
Airel (The Airel Saga, Book 1) with Chris White. Current Price: $2.99. Genre: Epic Fantasy, Romance, Young Adult. Rated 4 stars on 71 reviews. 392 pages.

For more see Aaron Patterson’s blog.

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18. Dani Amore

Estimated April 2012 Sales – 24,900

Featured Book
Dead Wood. Current Price: $2.99. Genre: Thriller, Mystery, Hard-Boiled, Police Procedurals. Rated 4 stars on 46 reviews. 204 pages.

While our sales are estimates, Dani let us know that her numbers were “well into the five figures.”

All her novels were in the top 100 for their categories. At the beginning of April, her 4 novels were in top 10 for their categories.

For more see Dani Amore’s website.

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19. Terri Reid

Estimated April 2012 Sales - 22,980

Featured Book
Loose Ends – A Mary O’Reilly Paranormal Mystery (Book 1). Current Price: $0.99. Genre: Horror, Ghosts, Mystery. Rated 4.5 stars on 147 reviews. 180 pages.

For more see Terri Reid’s Goodreads.

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20. Blake Crouch

Estimated April 2012 Sales - 22,410

Featured Book
PERFECT LITTLE TOWN. Current Price: $2.99. Genre: Thriller, Suspense, Horror. Rated 3 stars on 27 reviews. 87 pages.

For more see Blake Crouch’s website.

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21. Rebecca Forster

Updated May 16 – Rebecca’s sales were even higher than we knew! She should be at #14.

April 2012 Sales – 25,964

Featured Book
Expert Witness (thriller,legal thriller, series #4) (The Witness Series). Current Price: $3.99. Genre: Thriller, Legal, Suspense, Abduction. Rated 5 stars on 25 reviews. 279 pages.

For more see Rebecca Forster’s website.

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22. Addison Moore

April 2012 Sales – 21,994

Featured Book
Ethereal (Celestra Series Book 1). Current Price: $0.99. Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy, Social Situations, Angel. Rated 4 stars on 127 reviews. 191 pages.

All six of Addison Moore’s Celestra books were in the Amazon Top 100 Children category a few times in April. They were also in the top 20 of chidren’s love & romance & five were in the top 20 of teen love & romance. The film rights to the series were sold to 20th Century Fox and will likely become a TV series.

For more see Addison Moore’s blog.

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23. T.R. Ragan

April 2012 Sales – Approximately 20,000

Updated May 7 – Total Sales were 21,979

Featured Book
Having My Baby. Current Price: $3.99. Genre: Contemporary Romance, Humor, Baby. Rated 4.5 stars on 24 reviews. 246 pages.

Having My Baby is Theresa’s seventh and newest release. It was release in April. It was #91 Kindle on 4/23.

Theresa Ragan’s next release will be a thriller.

For more see T.R. Ragan’s website.

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24. Heather Killough-Walden

Estimated April 2012 Sales – 21,810

Featured Book
The Vampire King (The Kings). Current Price: $2.99. Genre: Contemporary Fantasy, Vampire Romance. Rated 4.5 stars 107 reviews. 189 pages.

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25. Phoenix Sullivan

Estimated April 2012 Sales - 19,830

Updated May 7 – Actual sales were 2,200

Featured Book
Sector C. Current Price: $4.29. Genre: Technothriller, Medical. Rated 4.5 stars on 31 reviews. 256 pages.

“Sector C made it to #84 on Amazon’s paid list recently.”

For more see Phoenix Sullivan’s blog.

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26. Brett Battles

Estimated April 2012 Sales – 19,230

Featured Book
The Destroyed. Current Price: $3.99. Genre: Thriller, Spy Stories & Tales of Intrigue. Rated 5 stars on 15 reviews. 299 pages.

For more see Brett Battles’s website.

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Joint-26. Lawrence Kelter

Updated May 19 – Lawrence was feeling left out, so we had to fix that.

April 2012 Sales – 19,034

Lawrence’s sales for 2012 have exceeded six figures.

Ransom Beach was the #1 NOOK Book in the Mystery/Detective Category throughout February and March.

Featured Book
Ransom Beach (Stephanie Chalice Mysteries). Current Price: $0.99. Genre: Mystery, Women Sleuths, Police Procedural. Rated 4 stars on 17 reviews. 232 pages.

For more see website.

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27. Cheryl Bolen

Note: Private sales figures were shared with iReaderReview for more accurate placement on the list.

Featured Book
His Lordship’s Vow (Regency Romance Short Novel). Current Price: $0.99. Genre: Historical Romance, Regency. Rated 4.5 stars on 14 reviews. 100 pages.

For more see Cheryl Bolen’s website.

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28. Andrew Peterson

Estimated April 2012 Sales - 17,820

Featured Book
Forced to Kill (Nathan McBride Series). Current Price: $3.99. Genre: Thriller, Action & Adventure, Spy Stories & Tales of Intrigue. Rated 4.5 stars on 29 reviews. 288 pages.

For more see Andrew Peterson’s website.

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29. Darcie Chan

Note: Private sales figures were shared with iReaderReview for more accurate placement on the list.

Featured Book
The Mill River Recluse. Current Price: $0.99. Genre: Historical, Literary Fiction, Women’s Fiction. Rated 4 stars on 926 reviews. 282 pages.

Darcie Chan’s debut novel, The Mill River Recluse was in the top T00 Nook store for all of April, and the Top 100 Kindle store for several days.

NEW DEVELOPMENTS: NOT AN INDIE AUTHOR FOR LONG? Sold publishing right in German, Italian, Spanish, and English in the UK/Commonwealth. (North American English rights have not yet been sold.) Also signed a contract with Ballantine Books (a division of Random House) to publish next two novels.

For more see Darcie Chan’s website.

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30. Robert W. Walker

Estimated April 2012 Sales – 17,160

Featured Book
Children of Salem. Current Price: $3.99. Genre: Horror, Ghosts. Rated 4 stars on 17 reviews. 441 pages.

For more see Robert W. Walker’s website.

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31. Jon F. Merz

April 2012 Sales – 17,051

Featured Book
The Ripper: A Lawson Vampire Novel 6 (The Lawson Vampire Series). Current Price: $3.99. Genre: Vampire, Thriller, Noir, Horror. Rated 5 stars on 8 reviews. 247 pages.

The Fixer was as high as #60 in Horror, Occult this month. May 2012 is 10 year anniversary since The Fixer was in print — Jon F. Merz is doing an event in NYC called Shindig. There will be a free, exclusive clip from the TV series at event. May 17th from 6-8(ish) PM EST.

For more see Jon F. Merz’s website.

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Joint-31. Liliana Hart

Updated May 16 – Liliana sent us her numbers and, of course, she’s a new fixture to the list.

April 2012 Sales – Almost 17,000

Featured Book
CADE: A MacKenzie Novel (Erotic Suspense). Current Price: $3.99. Genre: Thriller, Erotic Suspense, Romance. Rated 4.5 stars on 7 reviews. 217 pages.

For more see Liliana Hart’s website.

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32. LJ Sellers

Note: Private sales figures were shared with iReaderReview for more accurate placement on the list.

Featured Book
The Gauntlet Assassin (An Action Thriller). Current Price: $2.99. Genre: Futuristic Thriller, Suspense, Action & Adventure. Rated 4.5 stars on 20 reviews. 266 pages.

L.J. Sellers’s “The Baby Thief was in Amazon’s top 100 for a few days in April, and it’s still #3 on Amazon’s medical thriller list. All six of [her] Detective Jackson novels have been on Amazon’s top 100 police procedural list since January, both in the US and the UK (and still are).”

For more see L.J. Sellers’s website.

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33. Elena Greene

Estimated April 2012 Sales – 15,180

Featured Book
The Wedding Wager. Current Price: $0.99. Genre: Historical Romance, Regency. Rated 4 stars on 7 reviews. 73 pages.

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34. Michael Prescott

April 2012 Sales – 15,000

Featured Book
Fatal Sins. Current Price: $2.99. Genre: Thriller, Suspense, Heroine. Rated 4.5 stars on 13 reviews. 384 pages.

For more see Michael Prescott’s website.

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35. Dannika Dark

Note: Private sales figures were shared with iReaderReview for more accurate placement on the list.

Featured Book
Sterling (Mageri Series: Book 1). Current Price: $0.99. Genre: Contemporary Fantasy, Romance, Adventure. Rated 4 stars on 90 reviews. 263 pages.

Sterling and Twist have been in top 10 Contemporary Fantasy in April. “Sterling has been in top 100 for 7 months and 90% of the time is top 10.”

For more see Dannika Dark’s blog.

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36. Debra Holland

Note: Private sales figures were shared with iReaderReview for more accurate placement on the list.

Featured Book
Wild Montana Sky. Current Price: $0.99. Genre: Historical Romance, Western, Americana. Rated 4.5 stars on 53 reviews. 273 pages.

Wild Montana Sky “was on [the] Nook top 100 list during April (up to #20). [It a]lso got up to #49 on [the] Amazon top 100 in April.”

For more see Debra Holland’s website.

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37. Deb Sanders

Estimated April 2012 Sales – 14,730

Featured Book
Stone Cold Justice. Current Price: $0.99. Genre: Thriller, Suspense, Romantic Suspense. Rated 4 stars on 25 reviews. 171 pages.

For more see Deb Sanders’s website.

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38. Shadonna Richards

April 2012 Sales – 14,035

Featured Book
The Bride Series (Novels 1-4). Current Price: $3.99. Genre: Western, Historical Romance, Texas, Adventure. Rated 5 stars on 1 review. 296 pages.

To date, Shadonna Richards has sold 70,860 copies of her ebooks in one year. All of her titles (except the omnibus) “has hit the #1 spot in their category.”

For more see Shadonna Richards’s blog.

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39. Kristen Ashley

Note: Private sales figures were shared with iReaderReview for more accurate placement on the list.

Featured Book
Knight (The Unfinished Hero Series). Current Price: $3.49. Genre: Contemporary Romance, Alpha Male, Erotic. Rated 4 stars on 49 reviews. 273 pages.

Law Man was #10 on Smashword; Knight was #11; and Until the Sun Falls from the Sky was #23.

Check out the “Kristen Ashley Addict’s Support Group“.

For more see Kristen Ashley’s website.

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40. Barbara Samuel

April 2012 Sales – 13,000

Featured Book
Breaking The Rules. Current Price: $2.99. Genre: Contemporary Romance, Women’s Fiction. Rated 4.5 stars on 28 reviews. 248 pages.

The main seller was Breaking The Rules.

For more see Barbara Samuel’s website.

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41. H.P. Mallory

April 2012 Sales – 12,000

Featured Book
To Kill A Warlock, an Urban Fantasy / Paranormal Romance (Dulcie O’Neil Series, Book #1). Current Price: $2.99. Genre: Paranormal Romance, Urban Fantasy, Vampire Romance. Rated 4 stars on 122 reviews. 210 pages.

Hit the B&N best seller for one compilation.

For more see H.P. Mallory’s website.

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42. Alexis Harrington

Estimated April 2012 Sales – 12,000

Featured Book
Enchanted. Current Price: $1.99,. Genre: Historical Romance, Regency. Rated 3 stars on 1 review. 77 pages. NEW RELEASE!

For more see Alexis Harrington’s website.

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43. Nick Russell

Estimated April 2012 Sales – 11,910

Featured Book
Big Lake. Current Price: $0.99. Genre: Police Procedurals, Mystery. Rated 4 stars on 127 reviews. 231 pages.

For more see Nick Russell’s Goodreads.

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44. Carol Davis Luce

Estimated April 2012 Sales – 11,790

Featured Book
For Better, For Worse. Current Price: $0.99. Genre: Women’s Fiction, Paranormal. Unrated. 21 pages.

For more see Carol Davis Luce’s website.

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45. Lisa Mondello

April 2012 Sales – 11,638

Featured Book
Her Heart for the Asking. Current Price: $0.99. Genre: Western Romance, Traditional, Cowboy, Sweet. Rated 4 stars on 7 reviews. 192 pages.

Her Heart for the Asking is number 2 on the Kindle Western Romance list. Additionally, His Heart for the Trusting is number 46 on the Amazon Western Romance list.

For more see Lisa Mondello’s blog.

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46. RJ Parker

April 2012 Sales – Approximately 11,000

Featured Book
The Serial Killer Compendium (American Criminal History). Current Price: $3.09. Genre: Serial Killers, American History. Rated 4.5 stars on 8 reviews. 396 pages.

The Serial Killer Compendium is in the top 100, around #25 right now. It just came out in paperback on April 16.

For more see RJ Parker’s website.

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47. Denise Grover Swank

Note: Private sales figures were shared with iReaderReview for more accurate placement on the list.

Updated May 7 – Denise’s final sales were actually higher than we knew. She should have been placed at about number 39.

Featured Book
Twenty-Eight and a Half Wishes. Current Price: $2.99. Genre: Romantic Suspense, Women Sleuths, Mystery. Rated 4.5 stars on 74 reviews. 376 pages.

Twenty-Eight and a Half Wishes spent three days in the top 100, climbing to #81. Sacrifice, the third book of The Chosen series is currently #1 in Hot New Releases in Romantic Suspense and #3 in Contemporary Fantasy. Earlier this month, all three books of The Chosen series (Chosen, Hunted and Sacrifice) were in the top 20 of Contemporary Fantasy at the same time, multiple times.”

For more see Denise Grover Swank’s website.

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48. Diane Capri

Featured Book
Don’t Know Jack (The Hunt For Reacher Series). Current Price: $5.99. Genre: Mystery, Police Procedural, Women Sleuths. Rated 4 stars on 79 reviews. 253 pages.

Diane Capri was a traditionally published author under another name until recently, when she joined the indie community. In March, Don’t Know Jack was #31 on the Kindle best sellers and recommended by Lee Child. Diane “sold more than 12,000 copies of Don’t Know Jack in the past 90 days at $5.99.”

For more see Diane Capri’s website.

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Joint-48. Carolyn McCray

Updated May 7 – Carolyn commented with her sales and we simply had to include her.

April 2012 Sales – Over 10,000

Featured Book
30 Pieces of Silver: An Extremely Controversial Historical Thriller. Current Price: $3.99. Genre: Technothriller, Action & Adventure. Rated 3.5 stars on 407 reviews. 441 pages.

Carolyn McCray has sold over 45,000 copies in 2012 thusfar. Her novel, 30 Pieces of Silver has been at the top of the Technothriller category on Kindle for months. Encrypted has been in the top 10 of Men’s Adventure and Technothriller for just as long.

For more see Carolyn McCray’s website.

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49. Russell Blake

Note: Private sales figures were shared with iReaderReview for more accurate placement on the list.

Featured Book
The Voynich Cypher (Dr. Steven Cross Series #2). Current Price: $4.97. Genre: Thriller, Action & Adventure. Rated 4.5 stars on 54 reviews. 331 pages.

The Voynich Cypher was in the top 100 action/adventure most of the month, hitting as high as #4. King of Swords is still in the top 100 action/adventure (#26, down from #5), as is Revenge of the Assassin (#53 and climbing), …as well as Fatal Exchange (#87).”

For more see Russell Blake’s website.

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50. Suzan Tisdale

Estimated April 2012 Sales – 9,900

Featured Book
Laiden’s Daughter (The Clan MacDougall Series). Current Price: $1.99. Genre: Historical Romance, Highlanders. Rated 4.5 stars on 44 reviews. 302 pages.

For more see Suzan Tisdale’s blog.

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51. Lacey Weatherford

Estimated April 2012 Sales - 9,720

Featured Book
Chasing Nikki. Current Price: $2.99. Genre: Young Adult, Football, Love. Rated 4.5 stars on 54 reviews. 336 pages.

For more see Lacey Weatherford’s website.

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52. Joel Goldman

April 2012 Sales – 9.527

Featured Book

Five of Joel Goldman’s books were ranked in the top 100 in the legal thriller and hardboiled categories during April. Three were ranked in the top 100 in the hardboiled category.

Interesting Note: Joel tried the KDP Select program in April. He reported that he “was disappointed with the results.”

For more see Joel Goldman’s website.

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53. Joseph Nassise

Estimated April 2012 Sales – 9,450

Featured Book
The Heretic (Templar Chronicles urban fantasy series). Current Price: $3.99. Genre: Action & Adventure, Supernatural Thriller, Ghosts. Rated 4 stars on 49 reviews. 306 pages.

For more see Joseph Nassise’s website.

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Joint-54. Patricia Ryan/P.B. Ryan

Updated May 19 – Patricia sent us her sales and has definitely earned this place.

April 2012 Sales – 9,068

2012 Sales Total – 70,707

P.B. Ryan’s Still Life With Murder, Book #1 of her Nell Sweeney historical mystery series, was B&N’s #1 bestselling ebook storewide in Feb. 2012, and is consistently in the top 10 in historical mystery in the Kindle Store. Originally published by Berkley Prime Crime.

Featured Book

Still Life With Murder. Current price: $5.59. Genre: Historical Mystery, Woman Sleuth. Rated 4.6 stars on 89 reviews. 324 pages.

For more see Patricia Ryan’s website.
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54. Ruth Cardello

Estimated April 2012 Sales – 9,000

Featured Book
For Love or Legacy (Book 2) (Legacy Collection). Current Price: $2.99. Genre: Contemporary Romance. Rated 5 stars on 59 reviews. 155 pages.

For more see Ruth Cardello’s website.

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55. Melissa Foster

Updated May 16 – Melissa emailed us this month to let us know her sales exceeded 150,000. Much higher than we thought. She truly earned the number one spot. Congratulations, Melissa!

Estimated April 2012 Sales – 8,760

Featured Book
Come Back To Me. Current Price: $3.79. Genre: Contemporary Fiction, Drama, Family. Rated 4 stars on 107 reviews. 318 pages.

For more see Melissa Foster’s website.

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56. T.B. Christensen

Note: Private sales figures were shared with iReaderReview for more accurate placement on the list.

Featured Book
Wielder’s Awakening (Wielder Trilogy: Book One). Current Price: $0.99. Genre: Epic Fantasy, Young Adult, Magic. Rated 4 stars on 38 reviews. 394 pages.

In the Kindle Store in April, T.B. Christensen’s eBooks have been as high as #6 in Epic Fantasy, #14 in Fantasy, and #27 in Children’s eBooks. Both eBooks were in the top 20 of Fantasy at the same time in April. Her first book, Wielder’s Awakening was published last September.

For more see T.B. Christensen’s blog.

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57. James Somers

Estimated April 2012 Sales – 8,250

Featured Book
The Shadow Walker (Serpent Kings Saga #3 Epilogue) (The Serpent Kings Saga #3). Current Price: $0.99. Genre: Fantasy, Science Fiction, Horror, Epic. Unrated. 96 pages.

For more see James Somers’s blog.

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58. Doug Farren

April 2012 Sales – Approximately 7,800

Featured Book
Galactic Alliance (Book 1) – Translight! Current Price: $2.99. Genre: Technothriller, High Tech, Science Fiction, Military. Rated 4 stars on 32 reviews. 402 pages.

For more see Doug Farren’s blog.

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59. Catherine Bybee

April 2012 sales – 7,860

Featured Book
Highland Shifter. Current Price: $2.99. Genre: Historical Fantasy, Time Travel, Romance, Shifter. Rated 4.5 stars on 14 reviews. 298 pages.

Wife by Wednesday was #56 in [the] top 100 Kindle ebooks briefly this month & is in top 100 of romance on both amazon and B&N.”

Catherine Bybee has nearly completed her newest work in the Bride series, Married by Monday. It will likely be released in late spring. She also signed two foreign rights deals for Spanish and Portuguese translations of Wife by Wednesday.

STRAYING FROM INDIE: Catherine is working on a three book deal with a publisher for her new contemporary series. She is waiting until the deal is signed to announce the publisher. The first book of the series will be out in October.

For more see Catherine Bybee’s website.

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Joint-59. Mark Tufo

Note: Private sales figures were shared with iReaderReview for more accurate placement on the list.

Featured Book
Zombie Fallout. Current Price: $0.99. Genre: Horror, Zombie Apocalypse. Rated 4.5 stars on 196 reviews. 318 pages.

For more see Mark Tufo’s website.

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60. Connie Suttle

Estimated April 2012 Sales – 7,680

Featured Book
Blood Domination (Blood Destiny #4). Current Price: $1.99. Genre: Paranormal Romance. Rated 4 stars on 48 reviews. 214 pages.

For more see Connie Suttle’s website.

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61. Joseph Lallo

April 2012 Sales – About 7,450

Featured Book
The Book of Deacon. Current Price: Free. Genre: Epic Fantasy, Magic, Mystery. Rated 4.5 stars on 175 reviews. 323 pages.

In April, Joseph Lallo’s second and third books in his trilogy were #1 and #2 on Smashword’s top selling fantasy eBooks.

For more see Joseph Lallo’s website.

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62. Amber Lynn Natusch

April 2012 Sales – 7,250

Featured Book
CAGED (The Caged Series). Current Price: $0.99. Genre: Contemporary Romance, Fantasy, Thriller. Rated 4.5 stars on 93 reviews. 311 pages.

Amber Lynn Natusch started publishing on December 15, 2011. In April, all three of her novels were in the top 20 for Contemporary Fantasy and Romance Fantasy. Two of them have been there for three months.

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63. Jason Letts

Estimated April 2012 Sales – 6,690

Featured Book
Overflow, a Paranormal Romance. Current Price: $2.99. Genre: Romantic Fantasy, Young Adult. Rated 4.5 stars on 4 reviews. 163 pages.

For more see Jason Letts’s website.

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64. J Carson Black

Estimated April 2012 Sales – 6,630

Featured Book
The Devil’s Hour (Laura Cardinal Series, Book 3). Current Price: $3.47. Genre: Contemporary Fiction, Crime, Female Detectives. Rated 4.5 stars on 28 reviews. 287 pages.

For more see J Carson Black’s website.

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65. Kathleen Long

Estimated April 2012 Sales – 6,600

Featured Book
Chasing Rainbows. Current Price: $2.99. Genre: Humor, Friendship, Contemporary. Rated 4 stars on 143 reviews. 265 pages.

For more see Kathleen Long’s website.

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Joint-65. Lauren Royal

Updated May 16 – Lauren emailed her sales statistics to us, so we included her in her rightful place.

April 2012 Sales – 6,523

Amethyst was in B&N’s Top 100 during the first week of April and recent release, Violet made it to the Amazon top 100.

Featured Book
Violet (Flower Trilogy, Book 1). Current Price: $3.99. Genre: Historical Romance, England. Rated 5 stars on 3 reviews. 337 pages.

For more see Lauren Royal’s website.

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66. Sarah Burleton

Estimated April 2012 Sales – 6,510

Featured Book
Why Me? Current Price: $2.99. Genre: Parenting, Dysfunctional, Special Needs, Advice. Rated 4.5 stars on 135 reviews. 116 pages.

For more see Sarah Burleton’s website.

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Joint-66. Lizzy Ford

Updated May 16 – Lizzy emailed us and definitely deserves a top spot on this list.

April 2012 Sales – 6,134

Lizzy began self-publishing in January of 2011. She releases a new novel about every month-and-a-half. The Rhyn Trilogy is being adapted into a screenplay.

Featured Book
Rhyn’s Redemption (Book III, Rhyn Trilogy). Price: Free. Genre: Paranormal Romance, Fantasy. Rated 4.5 stars on 13 reviews. 152 pages.

For more see Lizzy Ford’s website.

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67. Alexa Grace

Estimated April 2012 Sales – 6,090

Featured Book
Deadly Offerings. Current Price: $0.99. Genre: Romantic Suspense, Serial Killer. Rated 4.5 stars on 21 reviews. 301 pages.

For more see Alexa Grace’s website.

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68. Michael Wallace

April 2012 Sales – Approximately 6,000

Featured Book
The Devil’s Deep. Current Price: $2.99. Genre: Action & Adventure, Mystery, Thriller. Rated 4.5 stars on 99 reviews. 250 pages.

For more see Michael Wallace’s website.

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69. Scott Nicholson

Note: Private sales figures were shared with iReaderReview for more accurate placement on the list.

Featured Book
Speed Dating with the Dead. Current Price: $2.99. Genre: Ghosts, Horror, Fantasy. Rated 4.5 stars on 51 reviews. 349 pages.

Speed Dating with the Dead “had best US Rank so far this month” and was Scott Nicholson’s third book to hit the Top 100 Kindle Store in Germany.

For more see Scott Nicholson’s website.

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70. Caryn Moya Block

Estimated April 2012 Sales – 5,580

Featured Book
A Siberian Werewolf In London (Siberian Volkov Pack). Current Price: $2.99. Genre: Shifter, Paranormal Romance. Rated 4 stars on 9 reviews. 139 pages.

For more see Caryn Moya Block’s website.

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71. Jinx Jamison

April 2012 Sales – 5,381

Featured Book
Seducing Sarah. Current Price: $3.99. Genre: Erotica, Voyeurism, Naughty. Rated 4 stars on 14 reviews. 115 pages.

Seducing Sarah has been holding #1 in Erotica for about a week.”

For more see Jinx Jamison’s blog.

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Joint-71. Steena Holmes

Updated May 16 – Steena submitted her information to us, so we just had to include her in her rightful spot.

April 2012 Sales – 5,319

Finding Emma is a best seller in Women’s Fiction on Amazon.

Featured Book
Finding Emma. Current Price: $7.99. Genre: Women’s Fiction, Family Life, Heartbreak. Rated 5 stars on 75 reviews. 306 pages.

For more see Steena Holmes’s website.

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72. Michele Sinclair

Estimated April 2012 Sales – 5,310

Featured Book
Tempting the Highlander (The Mctiernays). Current Price: $4.79. Genre: Erotic Paranormal Romance. Rated 3.5 stars on 17 reviews. 351 pages.

For more see Michele Sinclair’s website.

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73. Mainak Dhar

Note: Private sales figures were shared with iReaderReview for more accurate placement on the list.

Featured Book
Through The Killing Glass: Alice in Deadland Book II. Current Price: $2.99. Genre: Horror, Adventure, Science Fiction. Rated 4 stars on 5 reviews. 184 pages.

For more see Mainak Dhar’s website.

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74. Rose Pressey

April 2012 Sales – 5,300

Featured Book
Pies and Potions. Price: $3.99. Genre: Romantic Fantasy, Magic. Rated 4.5 stars on 29 reviews. 182 pages.

Pies and Potions has been ranked in the top 100 Fantasy Romance category on Amazon for the past two months since its release on March 1.”

For more see Rose Pressey’s website.

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Joint-74.Kristie Cook

Updated May 16 – Kristie submitted her numbers to us.

April 2012 Sales – Over 5,200

In October and November of last year, Kristie Cook was selling as many as 9000 eBooks each month.

Featured Book
Promise (Soul Savers). Current Price: $0.99. Genre: Contemporary Fantasy, Romance, Erotic. Rated 4 stars on 112 reviews. 369 pages.

For more see Kristie Cook’s website

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75. J. Thorn

April 2012 Sales – Over 5,000

Featured Book
Preta’s Realm. Current Price: $0.99. Genre: Horror, Dark Fantasy, Paranormal, Ghosts. Rated 5 stars on 19 reviews. 182 pages.

Preta’s Realm was featured “free on April 13th & downloaded 3,786 times. Coming off free, Preta’s Realm went up to #4 in Horror/Dark Fantasy and #49 in Horror.”

For more see J. Thorn’s website.

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76. Joan Hall Hovey

Note: Private sales figures were shared with iReaderReview for more accurate placement on the list.

Featured Book
Night Corridor. Current Price: $3.99. Genre: Mystery, Suspense, Gothic. Rated 4.5 stars on 47 reviews. 260 pages.

All of Joan Hall Hovey’s books were in top 100 of respective categories in April.

For more see Joan Hall Hovey’s website.

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77. Julia Crane

April 2012 Sales –  4,926

Featured Book
Coexist (Keegan’s Chronicles #1). Current Price: $2.99. Genre: Family Saga, Young Adult. Rated 4 stars on 69 reviews. 212 pages.

For more see Julia Crane’s website.

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Joint-77. Sandra Edwards

Updated May 17 – Sandra submitted some private information with us, earning her a great spot.

Featured Book
The Marriage Bargain. Current Price: $2.99. Genre: Contemporary Romance, Marriage. Rated 4 stars on 41 reviews. 190 pages.

For more see Sandra Edwards’s website.

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78. H.T. Night

Estimated April 2012 Sales – 4,890

Featured Book
Vampire Love Story (#1). Current Price: $2.99. Genre: Paranormal Romance, Fantasy. Rated 4 stars on 92 reviews. 165 pages.

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79. Aiden James

Note: Private sales figures were shared with iReaderReview for more accurate placement on the list.

Featured Book
Plague of Coins (The Judas Chronicles #1). Current Price: $2.99. Genre: Action & Adventure, Epic Thriller.

Plague of Coin is Aiden James’s best selling eBook thusfar. Its sequel will be released around the tenth of May. Several of Aiden’s eBooks are in the Top 100 of their categories on Amazon.

For more see Aiden James’s website.

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Joint-79. John O’Brien

Note: Private sales figures were shared with iReaderReview for more accurate placement on the list.

Updated May 16 – John sent in his numbers privately, and has certainly earned his place.

His series is in the Top 20 of Horror on Amazon.

Featured Book
A New World: Chaos. Current Price: $3.99. Genre: Horror, Zombie Apocalypse, Series. Rated 4 stars on 110 reviews. 267 pages.

For more see John O’Brien’s website.

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80. Michael McCloskey

April 2012 Sales – Between 4,000 and 5,000

Featured Book
The Trilisk Ruins. Current Price: $1.99. Genre: Science Fiction, High Tech, Adventure. Rated 4 stars on 41 reviews. 309 pages.

For more see Michael McCloskey’s website.

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81. Imogen Rose

Estimated April 2012 Sales – 4,860

Featured Book
PORTAL (Portal Chronicles). Current Price: $0.99. Genre: Young Adult, Time Travel, Alternate Reality. Rated 4 stars on 184 reviews. 354 pages. NEW RELEASE!

For more see Imogen Rose’s website.

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82. Karen Cantwell

Estimated April 2012 Sales – 4,710

Featured Book
Foxy’s Tale with L B Gschwandtner. Current Price: $0.99. Genre: Humor, Women’s Fiction, Vampire. Rated 3.5 stars on 26 reviews. 251 pages.

For more see Karen Cantwell’s website.

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83. Joseph Anderson

Estimated April 2012 Sales – 4,620

Featured Book
Marines Against the Swarm. Current Price: $0.99. Genre: War, Science Fiction. Rated 3.5 stars on 3 reviews. 21 pages.

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84. Mel Comley

Estimated April 2012 Sales – 4,560

Featured Book
Cruel Justice (DI Lorne Simpkins (Book one)). Current Price: $2.99. Genre: Murder Mystery, Psychological Suspense, Crime Thriller. Rated 4.5 stars on 22 reviews. 344 pages.

For more see M.A. Comley’s blog.

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Joint-84. Lorhainne Eckhart

Updated May 7 – Lorhainne sent us her numbers, earning her a long-term spot on the list.

April 2012 Sales (Amazon) – 4,482

Featured Book
The Forgotten Child. Current Price: $1.99. Genre: Contemporary Romance, Western. Rated 3 stars on 14 reviews. 216 pages.

For more see Lorhainne Eckhart’s website.

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85. Chris Culver

Estimated April 2012 Sales – 4,260

Featured Book
The Abbey (Ash Rashid). Current Price: $2.99. Genre: Mystery, Hard-Boiled, Police Procedurals. Rated 4 stars on 578 reviews. 237 pages.

For more see Chris Culver’s website.

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86. Bryan James

Estimated April 2012 Sales – 4,140

Featured Book
LZR-1143: Infection (Book One of the LZR-1143 Series). Current Price: $4.99. Genre: Adventure, Science Fiction, Zombies. Rated 4.5 stars on 82 reviews. 228 pages.

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87. Gerri Russell

April 2012 Sales – 4,037

Featured Book
To Tempt A Knight (Brotherhood of the Scottish Templars). Current Price: $2.99. Genre: Historical, Medieval, Romance. Rated 4 stars on 14 reviews. 320 pages.

For more see Gerri Russell’s website.

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Joint-87. Stephanie Rowe

Updated May 19 – Stephanie sent us her information, and we couldn’t leave her out.

April 2012 Sales – Approximately 3,800

Featured Book
Darkness Surrendered (Primal Heat Trilogy #3) (Order of the Blade). Current Price: $3.99. Genre: Romantic Fantasy. Rated 5 stars on 5 reviews. 333 pages.

For more see Stephanie Rowe’s website.

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88. Nick Cole

Estimated April 2012 Sales – 3,750

Featured Book
The Old Man and the Wasteland. Current Price: $0.99. Genre: Science Fiction, Adventure. Rated 4.5 stars on 695 reviews. 150 pages.

For more see Nick Cole’s website.

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89. Linda Welch

Estimated April 2012 Sales – 3,660

Featured Book
Demon on a Distant Shore (A Whisperings Mystery). Current Price: $3.99. Genre: Urban Fantasy, Paranormal Mystery. Unrated. 187 pages.

For more see Linda Welch’s website.

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90. Robert Burton Robinson

Estimated April 2012 Sales – 3,660

Featured Book
Ginger Dead House (Ginger Lightley Short Novel Mystery Series: Vol. 2). Current Price: $0.99. Genre: Mystery, Women Sleuths. Rated 4 stars on 5 reviews. 160 pages.

Brett Battles sold around 75,000 eBooks (mostly on Amazon) in 2011. He has been experimenting with prices lately and has most of his books at $0.99 right now.

For more see Robert Burton Robinson’s website.

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Joint-90. Tori Scott

Updated May 7 – Tori sent us her numbers, and we couldn’t leave her out.

April 2012 Sales – 3,500

Featured Book
Superstition (Team Indigo). Current Price: $3.99. Genre: Romantic Adventure, Shapeshifter. Rated 4.5 stars on 10 reviews. 143 pages.

Tori’s sales are usually between 15,000 and 30,000.

For more see Tori Scott’s blog.

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Joint-90. Kristen James

Updated May 16 – Kristen submitted her sales information to us, and had to be included.

April 2012 Kindle Sales – 3,413

Featured Book
More Than Memories. Current Price: $0.99. Genre: Romantic Suspense, Mystery, Childhood Sweethearts. Rated 4.5s tars on 22 reviews. 141 pages.

For more see Kristen James’s website.

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91. Paul Jones

Estimated April 2012 Sales – 3,090

Featured Book
Extinction Point. Current Price: $2.99. Genre: Science Fiction, Adventure. Rated 4.5 stars on 90 reviews. 239 pages.

For more see Paul Jones’s Goodreads.

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92. Stacey Cochran

Estimated April 2012 Sales – 2,940

Featured Book
Amber Page and the Legend of the Coral Stone. Current Price: $0.99. Genre: Young Adult, Science Fiction. Rated 4.5 stars on 7 reviews. 200 pages.

For more see Stacey Cochran’s website.

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93. Trish Lamoree

Estimated April 2012 Sales - 2,760

Featured Book
Painting the Roses Red (PSI Consulting Paranormal Romance). Current Price: $2.99. Genre: Paranormal Romance, Psychic. Rated 4.5 stars on 16 reviews. 224 pages.

For more see Trish Lamoree’s website.

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94. Susan Hatler

Note: Private sales figures were shared with iReaderReview for more accurate placement on the list.

Featured Book
An Unexpected Date. Current Price: $0.99. Genre: Contemporary Romance, Short Story. Rated 5 stars on 3 reviews. 15 pages. NEW RELEASE!

For more see Susan Hatler’s website.

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95. Elle Casey

April 2012 Sales – 2,473

Featured Book
The Changelings (War of the Fae: Book 1). Current Price: $4.99. Genre: Contemporary Fantasy, Young Adult. Rated 5 stars on 27 reviews. 260 pages.

“All the books from the War of the Fae series were in the Top 100 Best Sellers (Paid) for Contemporary Fantasy in April. They went in and fell out several times.” Elle Casey published her first book Wrecked in January and the first installment of the War of the Fae series in February. Sales took off in March.

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Joint-96. Jillian Dodd

Updated May 16 – Jillian let us know her figures, and earned herself a spot.

April 2012 Sales – 2,419

Featured Book
That Boy. Current Price: $7.99. Genre: Young Adult, Chick Lit, Romance.

For more see Jillian Dodd’s blog.

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96. Tracy Sumner

Note: Private sales figures were shared with iReaderReview for more accurate placement on the list.

Featured Book
Historical Romance 2-in-1 Bundle: Tides of Love and Tides of Passion (Seaswept Seduction). Current Price: $5.99. Genre: Historical Romance, Southern. Rated 4.5 stars on 67 reviews. 351 pages.

For more see Tracy Sumner’s website.

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97. Debbi Mack

Estimated April 2012 Sales – 2,370

Featured Book
Riptide (A Sam McRae Mystery). Current Price: $2.99. Genre: Mystery, Suspense, Hard-Boiled, Legal. Rated 4.5 stars on 8 reviews. 177 pages.

For more see Debbi Mack’s website.

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Joint-97. Laurie Kellogg

Updated May 16 – Laurie recently informed us of her statistics, earning her a coveted spot.

April 2012 Sales – 2,216

Featured Book
A Little Bit of Déjà Vu. Current Price: $2.99. Genre: Contemporary Romance, Football, Family. Rated 4.5 stars on 26 reviews. 246 pages.

For more see Laurie Kellogg’s blog.

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98. Christopher Meeks

Estimated April 2012 Sales – 2,040

Featured Book
The Sun Is A Billiard Ball. Current Price: $0.99. Genre: Humor. Rated 5 stars on 1 review. 31 pages.

For more see Christopher Meeks’s website.

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99. Henry Perez

Estimated April 2012 Sales – 2,040

Featured Book
Killing Red. Current Price: $4.47. Genre: Mystery, Thriller, Suspense. Rated 4 stars on 25 reviews. 416 pages.

For more see Henry Perez’s website.

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100. Douglas Dorow

Estimated April 2012 Sales – 1,980

Featured Book
The Ninth District – A Thriller. Current Price: $3.99. Genre: Suspense, Thriller, Mystery. Rated 4 stars on 48 reviews. 292 pages.

For more see Douglas Dorow’s website.

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Quick Note: At least 47 indie authors who sold 10,000 or more copies in April 2012. That’s just stunning. Forget having to get ‘approved’ by Publishers just to get published, now you can sell 10,000 to 150,000 books a month going Indie.

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AUTHORS TO WATCH LIST (ADVANCED)

1. Cheryl Bradshaw

Estimated April 2012 Sales – 1,980

Featured Book
Black Diamond Death (A Sloane Monroe Novel, Book One). Current Price: $2.99. Genre: Mystery, Thriller, Hard-Boiled, Suspense. Rated 4.5 stars on 39 reviews. 244 pages.

For more see Cheryl Bradshaw’s website.

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2. Minx Malone

April 2012 Sales – 1,973

Featured Book
Teasing Trent – An Erotic Romance. Current Price: $2.99. Genre: Erotica, Romance. Rated 3.5 stars on 10 reviews. 69 pages.

Teasing Trent was in the Top 100 for Erotica all month long.

For more see Minx Malone’s website.

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3. Tom Schreck

Estimated April 2012 Sales – 1,890

Featured Book
Duffy to the Rescue (The Duffy Dombrowski Mysteries). Current Price: $0.99. Genre: Anthology, Mysteries. Rated 5 stars on 1 review. 157 pages.

For more see Tom Schreck’s blog.

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4. John Berry

Estimated April 2012 Sales – 1,830

Featured Book
A Night of Horrors: A Historical Thriller about the 24 Hours of Lincoln’s Assassination. Current Price: $2.99. Genre: Historical Thriller, Assassination. Rated 5 stars on 15 reviews. 281 pages.

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5. Eric Christopherson

Estimated April 2012 Sales – 1,680

Featured Book
The Prophet Motive. Current Price: $2.99. Genre: Action & Adventure, Murder Mystery. Rated 4.5 stars on 27 reviews. 236 pages.

For more see Eric Christopherson’s website.

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6. Claire Ridgway

Note: Private sales figures were shared with iReaderReview for more accurate placement on the list.

Featured Book
The Anne Boleyn Collection – The Real Truth about the Tudors. Current Price: $2.99. Genre: Historical, Europe. Rated 4.5 stars on 31 reviews. 262 pages.

Claire Ridgway published her first book in February of this year and has sold 4,755 copies in total.

I published my first book in mid February 2012 as a Kindle and paperback and so far I have sold 4755 copies in total.

For more see Claire Ridgway’s website.

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Joint-6. Lee Chambers

Updated May 7 – Lee sent in his numbers, and definitely deserves a spot.

April 2012 Sales – 1,613

Featured Book
The Pineville Heist. Current Price: $1.99. Genre: Young Adult, Thriller, Mystery. Rated 4.5 stars on 48 reviews. 196 pages.

Lee Chambers’s first work, The Pineville Heist, made it to #3 in the free Kindle store and #1 in thrillers.

For more see Lee Chambers’s website.

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7. Anthony DeCosmo

Estimated April 2012 Sales – 1,470

Featured Book
Beyond Armageddon V: Fusion. Current Price: $1.99. Genre: Science Fiction, Adventure, Space Opera. Rated 5 stars on 23 reviews. 461 pages.

For more see Anthony DeCosmo’s Goodreads.

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8. E. Van Lowe

Estimated April 2012 Sales – 1,440

Featured Book
Boyfriend From Hell (Falling Angels Saga). Current Price: $1.99. Genre: Paranormal Romance. Rated 4 stars on 21 reviews. 261 pages.

For more see E. Van Lowe’s website.

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9. Armand Rosamilia

Sales for April – 1,360

Featured Book
My Dying Days. Current Price: $2.99. Genre: Post-Apocalyptic, Zombies, Horror. Rated 4.5 stars on 7 reviews. 82 pages.

Note: “A blog tour from mid-March through April 30th really pushed sales of this book and it’s sequel and prequel. Over 1,000 of [Armand's] sales this month were just of these 3 books in total.”

For more see Armand Rosamilia’s website.

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10. Wenona Hulsey

Estimated April 2012 Sales – 1,290

Featured Book
Blood Awakening (The Blood Burden Series). Current Price: $1.99. Genre: Fantasy, Adventure, Romance. Rated 4.5 stars on 18 reviews. 33 pages.

For more see Wenona Hulsey’s website.

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11. Denise Daisy

Featured Book
Haytham,The Secret in The Rubble (The Moonshine Series). Current Price: $0.99. Genre: Fantasy Adventure, Romance. Rated 4.5 stars on 15 reviews. 247 pages.

For more see Denise Daisy’s blog.

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12. Holly Christine

Featured Book
Tuesday Tells it Slant. Current Price: $0.99. Genre: Contemporary Romance, Personal Transformation. Rated 3.5 stars on 11 reviews. 281 pages.

For more see Holly Christine’s website.

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Joint-12. Michael Ray Taylor

Updated May 16 – Michael sent us some sales information, so we’ve placed him on the list.

Since launching on January 20, Michael has had 39,513 free downloads in three promos, and 2,850 in paid sales.

Featured Book
The Cat Manual. Current Price: $2.99. Genre: Humor, Cats, Pets. Rated 4.5 stars on 57 reviews. 51 pages.

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13. Rachel Thompson

Note: Private sales figures were shared with iReaderReview for more accurate placement on the list.

Featured Book
A Walk in the Snark. Current Price: $2.99. Genre: Motherhood, Family, Humor. Rated 4 stars on 88 reviews. 150 pages.

Rachel Thompson did three free book days over Easter weekend and had over 48,000 downloads.

For more see Rachel Thompson’s website.

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14. Jennifer Coburn

Note: Private sales figures were shared with iReaderReview for more accurate placement on the list.

Featured Book
The Wife of Reilly. Current Price: $2.99. Genre: Contemporary Romance, Women’s Fiction. Rated 4 stars on 97 reviews. 304 pages.

Jennifer Coburn’s work was previously published, then rights reverted back to her.

For more see Jennifer Coburn’s website.

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15. Robin Sloan

Featured Book
Mr. Penumbra’s Twenty-Four-Hour Book Store. Current Price: $2.99. Genre: Fantasy, Mystery. Rated 4.5 stars on 17 reviews. 36 pages.

For more see Robin Sloan’s website.

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16. Robert Williams

Featured Book
Peculiar, MO. Current Price: $1.29. Genre: Horror, Science Fiction, Military. Rated 4 stars on 29 reviews. 335 pages.

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17. Martin Parece

Featured Book
Blood and Steel (The Cor Chronicles). Current Price: $0.99. Genre: Fantasy. Rated 4.5 stars on 23 reviews. 414 pages.

For more see Martin Parece’s Facebook.

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18. Marshall Thornton

April 2012 Sales – Over 600

Featured Book
Little Boy Dead (Nick Nowak Mysteries). Current Price: $0.99. Genre: Mystery, Hard-Boiled, Gay Fiction. Unrated. 66 pages.

Some of Marshall Thornton’s books are published by publishers, but he does self-publish as well.

For more see Marshall Thornton’s website.

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19. John Pearson

April 2012 Sales – 450

Featured Book
Learn Me Good. Current Price: $2.99. Genre: Humor, Education. Rated 4.5 stars on 178 reviews. 214 pages.

For more see John Pearson’s Facebook.

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20. Geraldine Solon

Note: Private sales figures were shared with iReaderReview for more accurate placement on the list.

Featured Book
Chocolicious. Current Price: $0.99. Genre: Drama, Hope, Loss, Chocolate. Rated 3.5 stars on 25 reviews. 290 pages.

Chocolicious was in the overall top 100 in March.

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21. Lonnie Cruse

Featured Book
Married In Metropolis (Metropolis Mystery Series). Current Price: $5.99. Genre: Action & Adventure, Mystery, Police Procedurals. Rated 5 stars on 7 reviews. 220 pages.

For more see Lonnie Cruse’s website.

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22. Brendan P. Myers

Featured Book
Hope Town. Price: $3.99. Genre: Mystery, Thriller, Holocaust. Rated 3.5 stars on 2 reviews.

For more see Brendan P. Myers’s blog.

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23. Stan Morris

Featured Book
Sam’s Winnings (Tales of the Ragoon). Current Price: $1.00. Genre: Fantasy, Short Story, Romance. Rated 3 stars on 1 review. 128 pages.

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24. Carol Hanrahan

Featured Book
Baling. Current Price: $0.99. Genre: Mystery, Young Adult, Adventure. Rated 4.5 stars on 10 reviews. 162 pages.

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25. David Kazzie

Note: Private sales figures were shared with iReaderReview for more accurate placement on the list.

Featured Book
The Jackpot. Current Price: $2.99. Genre: Thriller, Suspense. Rated 4.5 stars on 66 reviews. 272 pages.

The Jackpot has been a Top 100 legal thriller for nearly all the month.

For more see David Kazzie’s blog.

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26. T.D. Kaschalk

April 2012 Sales – 98

Featured Book
Divine Misconception. Current Price: $0.99. Genre: Action & Adventure, Ancient History, Mystery. Rated 3 stars on 16 reviews. 306 pages.

For more see T.D. Kaschalk’s Facebook.

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27. Kristen J. Tsetsi

Featured Book
Carol’s Aquarium. Current Price: $3.99. Genre: Relationships, Family, Love. Rated 4 stars on 2 reviews. 109 pages.

Kristen J. Tsetsi is currently prepping Carol’s Aquarium for print.

For more see Kristen J. Tsetsi’s website.

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28. Jeff Whelan

Featured Book
Space Orville. Current Price: $2.99. Genre: Science Fiction, Young Adult, Humor. Rated 5 stars on 1 review. 237 pages.

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29. Colleen Hoover

Updated May 16 – Probably belongs higher on the list, but we have no sales reference. Will include the most accurate numbers possible next month.

Featured Book
Slammed (Slammed Series #1). Current Price: $2.99. Genre: Young Adult, Drama, Character. Rated 5 stars on 159 reviews.

For more see Colleen Hoover’s website.

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A special thanks goes out to the writers who participated and to all of the readers who make indie publishing possible. This month we’ve included lists ordered by genre for quick & easy access to a slew of authors who suit your tastes.

Disclaimers, a detailed explanation of our estimates, and a whole lot of authors are all in last month’s post which is viewable here.

24 Responses

  1. Meaghan, Yes, it is quite stunning that over 47 indie authors have sold 10,000 or more copies in April 2012. It is great to see what is possible with indie publishing. Congratulations, authors!

  2. Oops, my totals are a bit over-estimated ;o). I should be at #98, not #25. (Meaghan, it’s incredible that you can even put a first draft of this together as time-intensive as that must be! Thanks for your hard work.)

    SECTOR C (SF/Thriller) was briefly in the Top 100 in April, hitting #84 in Amazon’s paid store.

    Sales in April: 2200 copies across 3 titles

    So far in 2012:
    7150 sales across 3 titles
    30,000 freebies across 2 titles
    Right at $10,000 in royalties

  3. Oops, my sales were over-estimated a bit. I should be at #98 not #25. :o) (Meaghan, it’s incredible you’re even able to put a rough draft of this together as time-intensive as that has to be. Thank you for your hard work!)

    SECTOR C (SF/Thriller) was briefly in the Top 100 in April, hitting #84 in Amazon’s paid store.

    Sales in April: 2200 copies across 3 titles

    So far in 2012:
    7150 sales across 3 titles
    30,000 freebies across 2 titles
    Right at $10,000 in royalties

  4. [...] Yours truly was in the Top 50 indie authors by sales for the second month in a [...]

  5. Interesting– my March eBook sales were slightly over 60,000. April pretty much the same as sales have been level for several months now. Idly wondering why I’m not on this list. Also, I do pretty well in science fiction and thriller.

  6. Thanks for including me! One quick adjustment you may want to make is regarding my website. The plug should get pulled on the hosting for powerlessbooks.com any day now, making my little corner of the internet http://jasonletts.blogspot.com . Congrats to all!

  7. I’m excited to be listed with so many great authors. Thanks for putting this together!

  8. Meaghan, many thanks for the huge amount of work that must go into an undertaking like this list. Thanks, too, for the kind words about my sales over at B&N. There are many different paths to success for indie authors — congratulations, all! — and it’s good to have your map tucked in our knapsacks as we try to find the best one.

  9. So I’m not sure if you aren’t aware I’m indie or I need to buy someone some Mrs. Fields cookies.

    I had over 10,000 sales last month (April),
    In March I sold over 15,000 units

    And so far for 2012 I have sold over with 45,000 copies and over $70,000 in royalties…

    And my 30 Pieces of Silver has been #1-5 in Techno-thrillers for… months and Encrypted has been in the Top 10 of Men’s Adventure and Techno-thrillers for… months :-)

    So…
    Can a girl get some love?

  10. [...] website has begun compiling a monthly list they call “The Top Indie Authors.”  The Top 100 Indie Authors for May is based on sales figures for authors from [...]

  11. Hi,

    While I think this a great list, you should be a little more careful about the authors you’re including as indie.

    For example, Karen McQuestion has been trad pubbed for some time now. And altho both Barbara Freethy and Marie Force are re-pubbing their books, they were originally trad pubbed, giving them what I think is an unfair edge over bonafide indies.

    Best,
    Amy
    IndieReader

    • Hi Amy,

      This is about ‘Which Authors are giving Readers the most fair and best prices’. So whether it’s authors who were published in the past self-publishing books for which they have rights or whether it’s new indie authors – we’re including all.

      Even authors who are using publishers, we are considering sales of their self-published books.

      I know it seems a bit unfair to not focus on only indie authors – however, this is a reader centric blog and for us readers, the only thing that matters is whether the authors prioritizes readers first.

      • Hi,

        Well, it’s not so much that “it seems a bit unfair to not focus on indie authors”, but you do call it the “top 100 indie authors”, which is a bit confusing.

        Still a great and helpful list.

        Thx!
        Amy

  12. [...] Yours truly was in the Top 50 indie authors by sales for the second month in a [...]

  13. Thanks for including me on your list! Much appreciated…

  14. this is so exciting and encouraging! I’m excited to see so many familiar names on the list! Watch for Colleen Hoover- she’s amazing! :)

    J. Sterling <3

  15. [...] Yours truly was in the Top 50 indie authors by sales for the second month in a [...]

  16. [...] Yours truly was in the Top 50 indie authors by sales for the second month in a [...]

  17. [...] Authors. It began as a list of 100 names but grew with author submissions. So I came in at #101. See it here! You might find some more authors to read too. Share this:TwitterFacebookEmailStumbleUponLinkedInLike [...]

  18. [...] indie authors to watch. We’ve included a few more authors than were featured on the original Top 100 Indie Authors for May post. So, grab your Kindle and start downloading. These are the [...]

  19. [...] Yours truly was in the Top 50 indie authors by sales for the second month in a [...]

  20. Fab to see so many amazing sales! As per your comment on Kindleboards, I’m also in the top 64 last month. Here’s my author page – Sibel Hodge Books.
    :)

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