Thursday, March 1, 2012

Top 10 Amazon eBook Writers - And I'm Number Two!

Amazon.co.uk has just announced that Lee Child is the most successful British Kindle book author worldwide, followed by me and Ken Follett.

The company has released a list of the top-10 bestselling UK-born Kindle e-book authors, based on purchases from 1st January 2011 onwards in the US, UK, France, Spain and Italy.

Lee is great but truth be told he's way behind me in terms of UK sales. The bulk of his eBook sales have been in the US, where I don't sell that many.

Anyway, here's Amazon's top 10 of British authors.





SEE THE FULL STORY HERE

9 comments:

Rashad Pharaon said...

Congratulations Stephen! Well deserved. Love your books.

Dean Crawford said...

Very well done Stephen! That must feel great to be only one step behind Lee!

Are you going to CrimeFest this year?

Mosher said...

And you're representing the North! Well, almost ;)

Stephen Leather said...

Thanks all! @Dean - Nope, I won't be in the UK!

E-books said...

Very well done Stephen,Love your all books.Thanks sharing...

carolyn said...

That's great Stephen. Got fed up with Lee Child a while ago. But not so with your books. Carolyn

Archangel said...

I think that is just great!!! Your hard work, shows above ground. Some say luck, I'd just say hard-work-blessing. Keep going Stephen. You also have the boon of a great surname.

thanks

archangel/ dr.cpe

Nick said...

Good news all round what with False Friends finally up on Amazon too......

David McMillan said...

Hi Steve
I was about to thank you myself. I've been watching a spike in the ebook sales of my first book, ESCAPE The True Story of the Only Westerner to Escape Thailand's Bangkok Hilton as I couldn't account for it other than now. I think the rise in sales of your ebooks has clicked people onto your websites and blogs, some of which have a link (thanks again!) to Escape.
Thanks, too, for your rundown on the paths taken tghrough the virtual book world. Certainly answered most of my questions and reiterated the truth that there may not be such a thing as a free lunch but short-lived snakcks are on offer every quarter.
The success couldn't happen to a more deserving scribe.