Each month, Publishers Weekly publishes the Smashwords Self-Published Ebook Bestseller List. We report our bestsellers based on dollar sales aggregated across the Smashwords distribution network which includes retailers such as iBooks, Barnes & Noble, Kobo, the Smashwords store and others.
The other day I was browsing our February 2014 Smashwords bestseller list at Publishers Weekly and realized that all the top 25 bestsellers were written by women. Cool beans.
Wondering if this was a fluke, I looked at our December 2013 Smashwords bestseller list at PW and bingo, same thing. All 25 books were written by women.
Then I looked at the bestseller list for November 2013. Same thing again. 100% women.
Our ebook bestsellers for October 2013? You guessed it, 100% women.
If you’re wondering why I skipped January in the examples above, it’s because we and PW decided to shift the publication schedule to increase timeliness, so we skipped January and published February in March.
Why are women dominating the Smashwords bestseller lists, other than the fact that… Continue reading here: http://blog.smashwords.com/2014/04/female-authors-dominating-smashwords.html