Romance books again claimed more spots than any other genre on the August list of the top-selling titles published via the Smashwords platform—which are distributed to Amazon, the Apple iBooks store, Barnes & Noble, Kobo, Sony, and Diesel. But the bestselling title was a mystery: J.D. Nixon’s Heller’s Decision. The book is the fifth in Nixon’s Heller series and was released August 12. Nixon also grabbed the #11, #12, and #13 spots, with Heller’s Revenge, Heller’s Girlfriend, and Heller’s Punishment, respectively.
The top romance titles included Melody Grace’s Unbroken at #2, the first of the author’s Beachwood Bay books, and right behind Grace at #3 was Rock Chick Revolution by Kristen Ashley. Abbi Glines was the only romance author to have two romance titles in the top 10, with Forever Too Far at #8 and Never Too Far at #10. Two YA books snuck into the top five in August: Chanda Hahn’s fantasy novel Fable, and G.J. Walker-Smith’s romance title Second Hearts.
|1||Heller’s Decision||J.D. Nixon||Mystery||$2.99|
|3||Rock Chick Revolution||Kristen Ashley||Romance||$4.99|
|4||Fable||Chanda Hahn||YA Fantasy||$3.99|
|5||Second Hearts||G.J. Walker-Smith||YA Romance||$2.99|
|6||Into the Deep||Samantha Young||Romance||$2.99|
|7||Mud and Gold||Shayne Parkinson||Historical Fiction||$2.99|
|8||Forever Too Far||Abbi Glines||Romance||$3.99|
|9||Settling the Account||Shayne Parkinson||Historical Fiction||$2.99|
|10||Never Too Far||Abbi Glines||Romance||$3.99|
|11||Heller’s Revenge||J.D. Nixon||Mystery||$2.99|
|12||Heller’s Girlfriend||J.D. Nixon||Mystery||$2.99|
|13||Heller’s Punishment||J.D. Nixon||Mystery||$2.99|
|14||The Road to Forgiveness||Justine Elvira||Romance||$0.99|
|15||A Second Chance||Shayne Parkinson||Historical Fiction||$2.99|