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.

Rank Title Author Category Price
1 Heller’s Decision J.D. Nixon Mystery $2.99
2 Unbroken Melody Grace Romance $3.99
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