The Top Selling Amazon Kindle Authors and Publishers

The Top Selling Amazon Kindle Authors and Publishers



There’s a common tip that has been floating around the writing world since the beginning;

Read. Read anything and everything but especially read within your genre.

I touched on this subject already in a previous post titled “2013 RITA Winners” where I listed the winners, their book that won the award and their social media information. I mentioned on that blog the importance of reading books in your genre that have won awards, as a measuring tool for your own work.

Now, I want to go further. You don’t only need to know how to write a good book within your genre but a book that the readers actually want to spend money on. One way to do that is to read the books that people are buying. Next, follow the authors of those books to learn more about them and their inner circles (sounds devious doesn’t it?? lol) and then familiarize yourself with the publishers that appear on the list as well.

What does it take to be a best selling author these days?

My focus for this post is Amazons best seller list for kindle books. I took the information on January 2014. I’m telling you this because they update the page hourly so it might have different people on it today.  Use this information how you see fit, but for me I’m hoping to get to know the authors on it and have a better understanding of what the publishers are looking for.

I’m my attempt to gather the author information I chose to include their author website (which usually lists any social media outlets you can find them on). If I did not find an author website then I chose their Amazon author page. If that was not available I either choose their Goodreads profile, Facebook profile or their Twitter account. There are a few authors and publishers that I could not find any reliable information on. If you know it, please contact me so I that I can include it on the post.

There is 100 names on Amazon’s best sellers list but I only took the first 50 authors. On Amazon’s best seller page they do not include multiple names on a group book until you click the books page. Therefore, for a book with multiple authors I just included the name that was written on the main page (sorry).

Side Note: I ran across two websites that will give you the current earning and statistics of a book. So, not only can you learn more about the author, their inner circle, the work that sells, and who published it but you can also learn just how many people have purchased it online and how much money it is potentially making. Check them out!

Ok, now let’s get to the information we’ve been waiting for 😉

 Contemporary Romance Best Sellers (Amazon Kindle)

v  Fisher Amelia

Ø  Greed

§  Published by Fisher Amelia

v  Helen Bryan

Ø  War Brides

§  Published by Amazon Encore

v  Catherine Bybee

Ø  Single By Saturday

§  Published by Montlake Romance

Ø  Wife By Wednesday

§  Published by Montlake Romance

v  Samantha Chase

Ø  The Snowflake Inn

v  Helen Conrad

Ø  The Ranchers: Destiny Bay Romance Boxed Set

§  Published by DoorKnock Publishing

v  J. S. Cooper

Ø  The Ex Games

Ø  The Ex Games 2

Ø  The Ex Games 3

v  Jay Crownover

Ø  Rome: A Marked Man

§  Published by William Morrow Paperbacks

v  Rebecca Donovan

Ø  Out of Breath

§  Published by Skyscape

v  Penelope Douglas

Ø  Bully

§  Published by Penelope Douglas

Ø  Until You

v  Marie Force

Ø  Chance for Love

§  Published by HTJB, Inc

v  Melissa Foster

Ø  Hearts at Play

§  Published by World Literary Press

v  Ella Fox

Ø  The Hart Family Series Box Set Part 1

§  Published by Smashwords

v  Elisabeth Grace

Ø  Rumor Has It

v  Michelle Hughes

Ø  5 Nights (Sinful Delights Romance Set)

§  Published by Tears of Crimson Publishing

v  E. L. James

Ø  Fifty Shades of Gray

§  Published by Vintage

Ø  Fifty Shades Freed

§  Published by Vintage

v  Amanda Jason

Ø  Lucky Number Four

§  Published by C. A. Kunz LLC

v  Laura Kaye

Ø  Hard As It Gets

§  Published by Avon

v  Julia Kent

Ø  Deliciously Obedient

v  Krista Lakes

Ø  Tangled: A New Adult Romance Boxed Set

§  Published by Zirconia Publishing

v  Julia London

Ø  Homecoming Ranch

§  Published by Montlake Romance

v  J. Lynn

Ø  Wait For You

v  M. Malone

Ø  The Alexanders Boxed Set

§  Published by Crush Star Romance

v  Maggie Mcginnis

Ø  Accidental Cowgirl

§  Published by LoveSwept

v  Heidi McLaughlin

Ø  Finding My Forever

Ø  Forever My Girl

§  Published by Bandit Publishing

v  Linda Lael Miller

Ø  Big Sky Secrets

§  Published by Harlequin HQN

v  Jo Jo Moyes

Ø  Me Before You

§  Published by Penguin Books

v  Nancy Naigle

Ø  Mint Juleps and Justice

§  Published by Montlake Publishing

Ø  Pecan Pie and Deadly Lies

§  Published by Montlake Romance

v  Laurelin Paige

Ø  Fixed On You

§  Published by Mandevilla Press

v  James Paterson

Ø  First Love

§  Published by Little Brown and Company

v  Aurora Rose Reynolds

Ø  Until November

v  Nashoda Rose

Ø  With You

§  Published by Cindy Patterson

v  Deanna Roy

Ø  Forever Innocent

§  Published by Casey Shay Press

v  J. S. Scott

Ø  The Billionaire’s Obsession: The Complete Set

v  Jessica Scott

Ø  Until There Was You

§  Published by LoveSwept

v  Kylie Scott

Ø  Lick

§  Published by St. Martins Press

v  Graeme Simsion

Ø  The Rosie Project

§  Published by Simon and Schuster

v  J. Sterling

Ø  The Sweetest Game

v  M. J. Summers

Ø  Break In Two

§  Published by Indigo Group

v  Samantha Towel

Ø  Trouble

v  Rachel Van Dyken

Ø  The Seaside Series Box Set

§  Published by Rachel Van Dyken

v  H. M. Ward

Ø  The Proposition 2: The Ferro Family

§  Published by Laree Bailey Press

v  Priscilla West

Ø  Wrecked

v  Samantha Young

Ø  Before Jamaica Lane

Romance Erotica Best Sellers (Amazon Kindle)

v  Kristen Ashley

Ø  Mystery Man

§  Published by Forever

Ø  Motorcycle Man

§  Published by Forever

v  Maya Banks

Ø  Burn

§  Published by Berkley

v  Shayla Black

Ø  Forever Wicked

§  Published by Evil Eye Concepts

v  K. Bromberg

Ø  Crashed

§  Published by JKB Publishing

Ø  Driven

§  Published by JKB Publishing

Ø  Fueled

§  Published by JKB Publishing

v  Lexi Buchanan

Ø  Sizzle

§  Published by HFCA Publishing

v  Laurann Dohner

Ø  True #11

§  Published by Ellora’s Cave Publishing Inc

v  Ella Dominguez

Ø  Becoming Sir

§  Published by Bondage Bunny Publishing

v  Nicole Edwards

Ø  Kaleb

§  Published by SL Independent Publishing LLC

v  Kelly Favor

Ø  Big Box of Romance

v  M. J. Fields

Ø  Zandor

§  Published by M. J. Fields

v  Kitty French

Ø  Knight and Play

Ø  Knight and Stay

Ø  Knight and Day

v  E. L. James

Ø  Fifty Shades Darker

§  Published by Vintage

Ø  Fifty Shades Trilogy Bundle

§  Published by Vintage

Ø  Fifty Shades of Grey (Audio)

§  Published by Random House Audio

Ø  Fifty Shades Darker (Audio)

v  Missy Johnson

Ø  Tease

v  J. Kenner

Ø  Wanted

§  Published by Bantam

Ø  Take Me

§  Published by Bantam

Ø  Release Me

§  Published by Bantam

Ø  Complete Me

§  Published by Bantam

Ø  Claim Me

§  Published by Bantam

Ø  Heated

§  Published by Bantam

Ø  Tame Me

§  Published by Evil Eye Concepts

v  Nina Lane

Ø  Arouse

§  Published by Snow Queen Publishing

v  Jodi Ellen Malpas

Ø  This Man Confessed

§  Published by Forever

Ø  This Man

§  Published by Forever

v  Rebecca Milton

Ø  The Ultimate Erotic Short Story Collection

v  Laurelin Paige

Ø  Forever With You

§  Published by Laurelin Paige

Ø  Fixed on You

§  Published by Mandeville Press

Ø  Found In You

§  Published by Laurelin Paige

v  Sylvain Reynard

Ø  Gabriels’s Redemtion

§  Published by Berkley

v  Aurora Rose Reynolds

Ø  Until Trevor

v  Nashoda Rose

Ø  Torn From You

§  Published by Cindy Paterson

v  Harper Sloan

Ø  Beck

Ø  Axel

Ø  Caged #2

v  Andrea Smith

Ø  Night Moves

§  Published by Meatball Taster Publishing

v  J. M. Stone

Ø  Skin Deep

Ø  Under My Skin

v  Shantel Tessier

Ø  Unbearable

§  Published by Shantel Tessier

Ø  Undescribable

§  Published by Shantel Tessier

v  Cheri Verset

Ø  So Wrong #3 (The Ultimate Box Set)

v  Meredith Wild

Ø  Hard Wired

§  Published by Meredith Wild

v  Pepper Winters

Ø  Tears of Tess

§  Published by Pepper Winters


Do you feel it is important to follow authors and publishers in the genre you write for? 

Do you currently use a website or software to keep you informed and up-to-date with important information regarding the genre you write for? 

Click here to see ” The Top Selling Romance ebook Authors and Publishers in The iBookstore”

Published by Darla G. Denton, Writer

I am a Contemporary Romance Writer for Curvy women and the men who love them.

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