Every week, our friends at IndieReader post the top 10 bestseller list over at their website, which covers a great deal of what's going on in the self-publishing realm, including reviews, guest articles, how-to posts and more.
This week, Slammed by Colleen Hoover, a novel about a young woman who unexpectedly loses her father and finds new love before a shocking revelation rocks her world, takes the No. 1 spot, followed by Dave Eggers' A Hologram for the King (hey, McSweeney's is technically Indie, too), and Playing for Keeps by R.L. Mathewson, about two neighbors, a nice girl and a bad boy, making nice.
IndieReader's Top 10 Indie list is updated every week, using sources including Amazon, the New York Times, B&N.com and USA Today to determine what books make the cut. Check out the rest of this week's, and every week's, Indie bestsellers to see what's hot in Indie and self-publishing on their bestseller list. And don't forget to follow our writing and publishing series, featuring self-publishing success stories like T.R. Ragan, Tracey Garvis Graves, Darcie Chan and more.
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