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Self-Published Title Hits No. 1 on Ebook Best-Seller List for First Time

12 March 2013

From Digital Book World:

For the first time ever, a self-published title has hit No. 1 on the Digital Book World Ebook Best-Seller list, occupying a position once held by Fifty Shades of GreyGone Girl and other mega best-selling titles.

The book, Wait for You, is authored and published by Jennifer L. Armentrout under the pen name J. Lynn, which she calls her “alter-ego.” Armentrout has published books with Hyperion, Harlequin and several others in addition to self-publishing; that is, she’s a hybrid author.

Wait for You went on sale Feb. 26 and immediately started inching up the best-seller list. While this week is the first time it’s in our top-25, it barely missed at No. 27 last week and was No. 9 on the $0.00 to $2.99 list. Propelling it to the No. 1 spot was a price promotion executed by Armentrout and without the aid of a retailer promotion like a Kindle Daily Deal. The book was $0.99 for three days last week. It’s now selling for $2.99.

Link to the rest at Digital Book World

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4 Comments to “Self-Published Title Hits No. 1 on Ebook Best-Seller List for First Time”

  1. Yay! Another glass ceiling tumbling down – Woot! Go indies! 😀

  2. This is terrific! I’ve seen her books before. They’re very popular. Go, Jennifer!

  3. Glad to hear this first, and I’m sure it won’t the last we hear of an indie hitting #1. 🙂

  4. Sparklers and confetti!

    Agreed that this will happen more and more often. It’s going to go a long way towards swaying authors still clinging to the Big 6, and it’s going to force publishers to put more on the table. Great news!

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