Saturday… Just Saying 7/21/2012

Janet Evanovich, 1943-

 Janet Evanovich is an American writer best known for her “numbered” contemporary mysteries featuring bounty hunter Stephanie Plum, beginning with One for the Money through upcoming Notorious Nineteen. She also wrote contemporary romance as Steffie Hall.

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Saturday… Just Saying

Nora Roberts, 1950-

Born Eleanor Marie Robertson, Nora Roberts is an award winning and best selling  American author of more than 200 romance novels. She also writes as J.D. Robb for the “In Death” series, also as Jill March, and in the UK as Sarah Hardesty.

The clock image was adapted from a circa 1920 historical postcard commemorating the Japanese Empire’s first census. Found in Wikimedia Commons Images.

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What Genres Unlock the Kindle Million Club Door?

What Genres Sell a Million eBooks for Authors?

Curious about the genres of the pioneer Kindle Million Authors, I did some research. Keep in mind that genre classification will vary with source. I used the genre the author identified when available. Some authors write in more than one genre.

7  of 11 Kindle Million Members write in
Thriller/Mystery/Crime Fiction*:

Janet Evanovich: Crime/Mystery
John Locke: Thriller (and also a Western series)

Michael Connelly: Crime/Thriller
Lee Child: Thriller
James Patterson: Thriller
Stieg Larsson: Thriller
Nora Roberts as J.D. Robb: Futuristic Crime Mystery*

Fantasy: 3

George RR Martin: Epic Fantasy
Suzanne Collins: Fantasy

Charlaine Harris: Urban Fantasy

Other Genres 3

Kathryn Stockett: General Fiction
Nora Roberts: Romance
John Locke: Western (and also a Thriller series)

*Note about JD Robb/Nora Roberts. I’m pretty sure that, although her JD Robb series are very popular, alone J.D. Robb books would not have put Nora Roberts in the Kindle Million Club this early in the game, where as the Romance books alone would have probably joined the club by now.

This post is a partial reprinted from Author #11 Joins Kindle Million Club: George R.R. Martin because the information about genres  was lost in the announcement of member #11)]

Links to Related Reading:

Meredith Greene: Indie Writer & the eBook of Fiction:

Lindsay Buroker: Which Genres Sell Best for Indie Ebook Authors?

Author #11 Joins Kindle Million Club: George R.R. Martin

George R.R. Martin , author of A Song of Ice and Fire series, has sold the over
1 million Kindle eBooks needed to earn his place in the Kindle Million Club,  according to a 9/19 Amazon Press Release. His latest release
A Dance with Dragons debuted as #2 on the Kindle Best Sellers List.

He is the eleventh author to be inducted into the club with Janet Evanovich, Kathryn Stockett, John Locke, Michael Connelly, Suzanne Collins, Lee Child, Charlaine Harris, Nora Roberts, James Patterson, and Stieg Larsson.

What Genres are Selling a Million Kindle eBooks?

Curious about the genres of these pioneer Kindle Million Authors, I did some research. Keep in mind that genre classification will vary with source. I used the genre the author uses when available.

8  of 11 Kindle Million Members write in
Thriller/Mystery/Crime Fiction*:

Janet Evanovich: Crime/Mystery
John Locke: Thriller (and also a Western series)

Michael Connelly: Crime/Thriller
Kathryn Stockett: General Fiction
Lee Child: Thriller
James Patterson: Thriller
Stieg Larsson: Thriller
Nora Roberts as J.D. Robb: Futuristic Crime Mystery*

Fantasy: 3

George RR Martin: Epic Fantasy
Suzanne Collins: Fantasy
Charlaine Harris: Urban Fantasy

Other Genres 2

Nora Roberts: Romance
John Locke: Western (and also a Thriller series)

*Note about JD Robb/Nora Roberts. I’m pretty sure that, although her JD Robb series are very popular, alone J.D. Robb books would not have put Nora Roberts in the Kindle Million Club this early in the game, where as the Romance books alone would have probably joined the club by now.

9/19 Amazon press Release: http://phx.corporate-ir.net/phoenix.zhtml?c=176060&p=irol-newsArticle&ID=1607936&highlight=