Here are a couple of exact links to help authors if they plan to go the self-publishing route (which I don't advise but it is an increasing avenue). Also, there is now an easier way to find out which self-published books are selling.
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By Jason Boog
Following a 99-cent Kindle Gold Box Daily Deal sale, thriller novelist CJ Lyons swept five spots on our self-published bestseller list.
To help GalleyCat readers discover self-published authors, we have compiled lists of the top eBooks in three major marketplaces for self-published digital books: Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Smashwords.
We will update these lists every week, tracking how writers perform inside these booming marketplaces. You can read all the lists below, complete with links to each book. If you are an author, check out our Free Sites to Promote Your eBook post and our How To Sell Your Self-Published Book in Bookstores post.
Amazon Self-Published Bestsellers for Week of July 2, 2012
(Last week’s rank in parentheses)
1. Nerves of Steel by CJ Lyons: “Dr. Cassandra Hart is fighting a war. And losing. A deadly drug epidemic, a killer stalking her hospital…meet the ER doctor who never gives up.” (-)
2. Sleight of Hand by CJ Lyons: “When Cassandra Hart fears that a young boy is being abused by his ‘perfect’ mother, her friends and colleagues worry that she’s returned to work too soon, imagining dangers that don’t exist.” (-)