Monday, April 30, 2012

Still Going 8 Weeks Strong... Can You Guess What Trilogy Holds The Top Three Spots?

For the New York Times Best Seller Books lists...

It looks like the Fifty Shades of Grey Trilogy cannot be beat. I think these books are breaking some major records. Not only is Fifty Shades of Grey for the 8th week in a row, in the top spot for the New York Times combined print & e-book fiction, but also in the #1 spot for best selling paperback trade fiction and best selling ebook.

All 3 books in the Fifty Shades Trilogy by E.L. James holds the top 3 spots in:

Combined Print and E-Book Fiction 
Paperback Trade Fiction 
Ebook Fiction 

Not even David Baldacci with The Innocent (#4) and the proclaimed queen of romance, Nora Roberts with the Innocent (#5) can unseat E.L. James.

Who would ever think there would come a day when not even Nora Roberts can take over the #1 spot from a new romance author like James. But then again, Fifty Shades of Grey sold 550,000 of the 700,000 romances or so sold last week. (from Dear Author)

But at least Nora holds the #2 spot for best selling hard cover behind Baldacci.

Jennifer Probst's The Marriage Bargain is at #13 for combined print and ebook and #12 for ebook.

Speaking of best selling ebooks, a new to me self published author has made the list at #34.  

Notable Mention: ACCIDENTALLY MARRIED TO...A VAMPIRE?, by Mimi Jean Pamfiloff. This is the #2 book in the series. The book is only .99 cents so it makes you wonder if more self published books prices at .99 cents will make more waves on such book lists like the New York Times.

Synopsis: THE DETERMINED VAMPIRE: Niccolo DiConti has faithfully served as leader of Her Majesty’s army for over a millennium, but he’d rather sunbathe in the Sahara than spend another grueling day under his demented queen’s command. However, no one has ever left her side and lived to tell. So when a powerful goddess prophesies he will meet his salvation—a human woman he must turn into a vampire with her consent—he eagerly rises to the challenge. After all, how hard could it be to seduce a human female into taking the immortal plunge? Harder than he thinks. Because his mate won’t be born for another three centuries, and when he wakes up in the goddess’ tomb, not only is his life a mess, but his destined female isn’t about to settle for a coldhearted vampire. Can he win her over before it’s too late? Not if his enemies have anything to do with it.

AN UNWILLING BRIDE: On the night Helena Strauss meets the fierce, devastatingly handsome vampire who saves her life in the jungles of Mexico, she knows her world will be forever changed. Because an attraction this mind blowing only comes along once in a lifetime—or existence. And when he claims she is his one true mate, destined to be his for all eternity, it’s a fairytale come true. So what if her knight in shining armor is a vampire? Nobody’s perfect. But discovering the powerful, overbearing immortal doesn’t “do love”? Deal breaker. Helena will flee and set out to accomplish the impossible…sever the otherworldly bond between them. And it turns out, Helena is just the leverage Niccolo’s enemies need to break the mighty warrior and wipe out his people.

Jamie McGuire moves up to #29 with Beautiful Disaster on the ebook list.

Think a blogger can't make waves in the publishing world? Then you haven't heard of The Bloggess aka Jennifer Lawson. Her debut, non-fiction book, Let's Pretend This Never Happened holds the #1 spot for non-fiction in combined print and e-book, #2 for hardcover and  e-book.

And for those attending BEA Blogger Con, it has just been announced that Jenny will be giving the closing remarks.

 Unto the USA Today best sellers...

Fifty Shades of Grey has finally taken over the #1 spot and unseated Hunger Games. Darker and Freed are still in the top 10.

Notable mention: Another self published author has made this list at #16. Tracey Garvis-Graves with On the Island. This one is $2.99 on Amazon. The reviews have been mixed on this one, mainly because of the romance that occurs between the two main characters regarding their age difference. Has anyone read this one? Do you recommend it?

Synopsis: When thirty-year-old English teacher Anna Emerson is offered a job tutoring T.J. Callahan at his family's summer rental in the Maldives, she accepts without hesitation; a working vacation on a tropical island trumps the library any day. T.J. Callahan has no desire to leave town, not that anyone asked him. He's almost seventeen and if having cancer wasn't bad enough, now he has to spend his first summer in remission with his family - and a stack of overdue assignments - instead of his friends. Anna and T.J. are en route to join T.J.'s family in the Maldives when the pilot of their seaplane suffers a fatal heart attack and crash-lands in the Indian Ocean. 

Adrift in shark-infested waters, their life jackets keep them afloat until they make it to the shore of an uninhabited island. Now Anna and T.J. just want to survive and they must work together to obtain water, food, fire, and shelter. Their basic needs might be met but as the days turn to weeks, and then months, the castaways encounter plenty of other obstacles, including violent tropical storms, the many dangers lurking in the sea, and the possibility that T.J.'s cancer could return. As T.J. celebrates yet another birthday on the island, Anna begins to wonder if the biggest challenge of all might be living with a boy who is gradually becoming a man.

Do you have any books to recommend that could possibly appear on one of these lists?



Anonymous said...

I read this book. I would give it a B-. She goes nicely into some details of living on an island after being wrecked. But she will skip big periods of time. I also thought that she left out any teaching. The main protagonist could have taught him some subjects without any books. It would have been a good way to keep from being bored out of your head with the years of nothing to do, but she doesn't mention it. I think the writing is a little uneven, but I did stay up all night to finish this. Overall I think it is worth reading, I enjoyed it and would consider reading more by her.

KB/KT Grant said...

And I assume the two main characters fall in love?