Readers Rock! … by Darla Luke
Like most writers, I’ve been a reader for most of my life. Mom tells a story about me “reading” a favorite book at two or three years old. Sadly, rather than being a reading savant, I’d memorized the book she’d read over and over. Much to Mom’s chagrin, I love nothing better than a happily-ever-after Romance book, usually with a huge dose of suspense or paranormal elements.
Without readers, there wouldn’t be a need for writers. Readers who buy the books that reach the list (below) every week are sending a clear message. Have you noticed the trend? Romance books have reached the USA Today list, not just once in a while, but week after week! It’s an exciting time we live in.
Here are the self-published books that made the USA Today Top 150 Best-Selling Books list for the week ending 8-12-12* (per USA Today):
Slammed by Colleen Hoover (Amazon Digital Services). This week #19 (last week #20) $2.99.
Point of Retreat by Colleen Hoover (Amazon Digital Services). This week #33 (last week #36) $3.99
Weekends Required by Sydney Landon (Amazon Digital Services). This week #39 (last week #42) $2.99
While It Lasts by Abbi Glines (Amazon Digital Services). This week #90 (last week #169) $3.99
Playing for Keeps by R.L. Mathewson (Smashwords). This week #106 (last week #104) $0.99
Reason to Breathe by Rebecca Donovan (Amazon Digital Services). This week #124 (last week #137) $4.99
Easy by Tammara Webber (Amazon Digital Services). This week #132 (last week #126) $3.99
Perfection: A Neighbor From Hell Novel by R.L. Mathewson (Amazon Digital Services). This week #146 (last week #89) $0.99
*I’m human and do make mistakes (a shock to my friends, I’m sure!). If there’s a book on this week’s list that I missed, please let me know. If I misspelled/mistyped an author’s name or book title, I’m extremely sorry.
Posted on August 17, 2012, in Darla Luke and tagged best selling books, books, Darla Luke, Mom, paranormal romance, print publishers, publishing, readers, reading, romantic suspense, See Jane Publish, self-publishing, traditional publishing, USA today best seller list, writing. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.