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BooksOnBoard’s Top Ten Authors and eBooks This Week in the US #ebooks #author #writer #FED_ebooks

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BooksOnBoard’s Top Ten Authors and eBooks This Week in the US

WEBWIRE – Monday, May 14, 2012

 

The runaway success of the erotic Fifty Shades trilogy by E.L. James has sparked questions regarding BooksOnBoard’s erotica policy—specifically, where readers can find BooksOnBoard’s erotic content.

“Because some erotic content may be offensive to our readers and too easily accessible to children who visit our site, we have an erotic filter on the site that prevents almost all erotica titles from being viewable unless readers authorize it in their accounts,” explained Bob LiVolsi, BooksOnBoard’s founder and CEO. “Without an account, our visitors are unable to see erotica. However, once they have registered an account, they can check off the ’Show Erotic Content’ box found in their account profile.”

Readers have been opting in to view erotic content this week, bringing E.L. James’s ebooks onto the Bestselling Romance eBooks lists in both the US and the UK.

1. Deadlocked – Charlaine Harris
2. 11th Hour – James Patterson and Maxine Paetro
3. City of Lost Souls – Cassandra Clare
4. Bitterblue – Kristin Cashore
5. The Inquisitor’s Key – Jefferson Bass
6. Act of Terror – Marc Cameron
7. The Sacred Scroll – Anton Gill
8. Red Blood, Black Sand – Chuck Tatum
9. Guilt by Degrees – Marcia Clark
10. The Evil that Men Do – Jeanne M. Dams

Bestselling Romance eBooks
1. Fifty Shades of Grey – E.L. James
2. The Last Boyfriend – Nora Roberts
3. Lady Maggie’s Secret Scandal – Grace Burrowes
4. Beauty – Laurell K. Hamilton
5. Worth Fighting For – Sondrae Bennett
6. Fifty Shades Darker – E.L. James
7. Under a Vampire Moon – Lynsay Sands
8. The Duchess of Love – Sally MacKenzie
9. The Duke’s Perfect Wife – Jennifer Ashley
10. Beguiling the Beauty – Sherry Thomas

Bestselling Authors
1. Charlaine Harris
2. James Patterson
3. Jefferson Bass
4. Cassandra Clare
5. Kristin Cashore

Bestselling Romance Authors
1. E.L. James
2. Nora Roberts
3. Lynsay Sands
4. Grace Burrowes
5. Jennifer Ashley

BooksOnBoard is the largest independent online retailer of eBooks, with an inventory of over one million titles.  BooksOnBoard is also one of the largest retailers of downloadable Audio Books, and carries formats compatible with eBook Readers such as: Android devices, Kindle Fire, Apple iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch, Sony PRS-300 eBook Readers, Cybook Opus Pocket eBook Readers, Cybook Gen3 eBook Readers, and Astak EZReader Pocket Pro eBook Readers.

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Historical Romance #eBook Sales Trending at #BooksOnBoard #FED_ebooks #Author #Romance RT

Historical Romance eBook Sales Trending at BooksOnBoard

 WEBWIRE – Tuesday, April 24, 2012

 

“At BooksOnBoard, 2012 is shaping up to be the Year of the Historical Romance,” stated Nathan Johnson, BooksOnBoard’s Director of Operations. “Sophisticated romance readers appreciate the specialized knowledge that authors must develop to write period content with accuracy, and 2012 has had, and will continue to have, a lot in that line to offer.”

Historical romance has seen significant growth and variation since the early days of Georgette Heyer, who is arguably the founder of the genre, and, more specifically, of the Regency subgenre. “The most noticeable of the genre’s recent developments is the historical/paranormal and historical/fantasy crossover,” Johnson added. There is some debate as to whether crossovers qualify as true historical romance, but the popularity of both is undisputed. “Even if traditional historical romance fans do not consider crossover titles to be true members of the genre, plenty of readers are stating with the Buy Now button that historical romance crossovers are worth the attention,” Johnson said.

Historical romance crossovers are doing better than ever. “2010 saw a flurry of activity as more and more historical romance authors began to weave elements of paranormal or fantasy into their Victorian and Regency settings,” said Bob LiVolsi, founder and CEO of BooksOnBoard. “Now, the many crossover series that debuted in 2010 have matured in plot, character, and—more significantly for the crossover subgenre itself—style.”

Lydia Dare—the nom de plume of writing duo Tammy Falkner and Ava Stone—started turning heads in 2010 with the arrival of the Westfield Wolves series, which adds a powerful family of werewolves to the social landscape of Regency England. Two years later, Dare has returned to release The Wolf Who Loved Me, a title that has been making its presence known on BooksOnBoard’s Bestsellers List since its release earlier this month.

Dare isn’t the only name in historical romance commanding attention right now, however. Jennifer Ashley (The Duke’s Perfect Wife), Tessa Dare (A Week to Be Wicked), and Miranda Neville (Confessions from an Arranged Marriage) have become some of BooksOnBoard’s most successful authors in recent weeks. Still others are enjoying success even days before their new romance titles hit the shelves: Mary Jo Putney (No Longer a Gentleman) and Amanda Quick (Crystal Gardens, a paranormal crossover) are already approaching BooksOnBoard’s top ten.

“Readers seem to be demanding more from historical romance authors,” LiVolsi noted. “Authenticity, complexity, and originality are the hallmarks of success at BooksOnBoard.” Readers of traditional historical romance or historical romance crossovers may choose to agree or disagree over the labels applied to their favorite genres, but according to LiVolsi, one thing seems clear: “This year, authors are delivering on such a scale as has never been seen before.”

BooksOnBoard is the largest independent online retailer of eBooks, with an inventory of approximately 500,000 unique titles.

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Bestselling #Authors & #eBooks from BooksOnBoard #FED_ebooks

WEBWIRE – Monday, March 19, 2012

 

BooksOnBoard’s bestsellers lists have seen little change this week, but with a particularly interesting development: Sherrilyn Kenyon’s latest young adult fantasy, Infamous, has dominated the lists in both the US and the UK.

“Infamous is one of a rather small set within the young adult fantasy genre” remarked Mindy Erickson, BooksOnBoard’s Merchandising and PR Specialist. “In a genre overflowing with female protagonists, Infamous follows Nick Gautier, a teenager tasked with helping save the world from evil while simultaneously juggling the pressures of school and his social life. Although names like Harry Potter, Percy Jackson, and Artemis Fowl cast long shadows, male protagonists such as Nick are not this genre’s norm”

Infamous is the third in the Chronicles of Nick series, a spin-off of Kenyon’s wildly popular Dark-Hunter series. “Kenyon’s flexibility as a writer is obvious; she crafted a vibrant fantasy world for a steamy adult romance series, then reexamined it through the lens of a young adult author” Erickson said. “I would very much like to see more authors–across all genres–doing the same.”

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1. Infamous — Sherrilyn Kenyon
2. Victims — Jonathan Kellerman
3. The Thief — Clive Cussler
4. Crucible of Gold — Naomi Novik
5. Chasing Midnight — Randy Wayne White
6. A Crown Imperiled — Raymond E. Feist
7. Celebrity In Death — J.D. Robb
8. Doubletake — Rob Thurman
9. The Sound of a Scream — John Manning
10. Echoes of Betrayal — Elizabeth Moon

Bestselling Romance eBooks
1. The Darkest Seduction — Gena Showalter
2. Angels’ Flight — Nalini Singh
3. Fair Game — Patricia Briggs
4. Oracle’s Moon — Thea Harrison
5. My Lord Vampire — Alexandra Ivy
6. Motor City Mage — Cindy Spencer Pape
7. A Rogue By Any Other Name — Sarah MacLean
8. The Surrender of Miss Fairbourne — Madeline Hunter
9. The Marriage Bargain — Jennifer Probst
10. The Husband Hunt — Lynsay Sands

Bestselling Authors
1. Jonathan Kellerman
2. Sherrilyn Kenyon
3. Clive Cussler
4. Naomi Novik
5. J.D. Robb

Bestselling Romance Authors
1. Gena Showalter
2. Nalini Singh
3. Thea Harrison
4. Cindy Spencer Pape
5. Patricia Briggs

BooksOnBoard is the largest independent online retailer of eBooks, with an inventory of approximately 500,000 unique titles.

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