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?

Top Eight The Kindle Million Club

Hope you had a Happy 4th of July!

It’s a legal Holiday, workers get the day off, a 20% reduction in their work week.  Top Ten Tuesday has been reduced by 20% to honor Independence Day. (And there happens to be only eight Author’s in the Kindle Million Club.)

The Top Eight Kindle Authors & Members of the Kindle Million Club

On June 20, 2011 amazon announced that John Locke had become the eighth author to sell one million kindle books at the Kindle store, 1,010,370 to be exact (at time of announcement.) Quite an accomplishment but what is really remarkable is he is the first independently published author to do so.

Take note of the dates each authors induction into the club was announced. The announcements are getting closer and closer together reflecting as Kindle eBooks sales exponential growth this year. I’ll bet I can provide number 9 and 10 by months end.

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8 John Locke  – 6/20/11

Author of  the Donavan Creed novels and  Emmett Love Novels.  And a new non-fiction book, How I Sold 1 Million eBooks in 5 Months.

7 Michael Connelly   –  6/9/11

Author of Crime Novels,  Harry Bosch  and Mickey Haller Series.

6 Suzanne Collins  –  6/6/11

Author of the  Fantasy series The Underland Chronicles and Science Fiction trilogy The Hunger Games.

5 Lee Child  6/6/11

Author  the  Jack Reacher Novels.

4 Charlaine Harris   –  5/11/11

Author of ten Urban Fantasy, Sookie Stackhouse Novels, eight  Aurora Teagarden Series  novels, four Harper Connelly Series.

3 Nora Roberts

The popular Author of too many series, trilogies and novels to count.

2 James Patterson   –  10/26/10

Mystery author of sixteen Alex Cross novels, ten Women’s Murder Club books and other series.

Stieg Larson 7/27/10

Author of The Millennium Trilogy.