Bestselling Author?


In July, six friends and I published a boxed set called Crashing Into Love, seven different stories that all begin with an airplane crash. Earlier this week we had a Bookbub ad come out and our set made it to #2 in the Free Kindle Store (we’re currently #20) and one of our authors wrote to us saying we were all Amazon Bestsellers.

This kind of shocked me because I don’t think of myself as a bestselling author. I guess my perception is only New York Times Bestselling authors are called that, which I’m a long way from. But it is true that the boxed set is doing very, very well right now. I also had a fabulous run with my historical romance Only Scandal Will Do in June when it went to #17 on Amazon’s Paid Bestsellers. Still, I didn’t think of myself that way. I haven’t changed my covers to include the words Bestselling Author or even put it on my email in the signature block.

Part of it is that I don’t want to be accused of false advertising (not that anyone probably would, but I do have my paranoid moments). Perhaps I should label myself as an Amazon Bestselling Author. But do people do that? All I tend to see out there is Bestselling Author. Am I over thinking this too much? Or are there parameters out there that I don’t know about that specify when you can be called a Bestselling Author?

I’d truly appreciate any feedback you have to give me. 🙂

And now for something completely off topic.

Marriage new fullI feel I would be remiss if I didn’t point out that my Georgian historical romance, Only Marriage Will Do, the second book in The House of Pleasure series, is on sale at Amazon starting today for only .99!

Not every happy-ever-after begins at “I do.”

When the man of her dreams rescues Lady Juliet Ferrers from the villain claiming to be her husband, she is sure she has found her one true love. But is she free to marry him? Not to be deterred, Juliet arranges for her hero to escort her to her family estate in far off Northern England—hoping that along the way she can win his love—and his hand…

Captivated by Juliet’s sweetness and beauty, Captain Amiable Dawson can’t help but be spellbound by the promise of a life with her. But the spell breaks when questions arise about her marital status. Soon the upstanding Amiable is unsure if he is indeed married to Juliet. And when his rival absconds with her, Amiable must choose between the law of the land and his heart’s desire to rescue Juliet once more…

Only Marriage Will Do is available at AMAZON for .99!

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