I’m so thrilled to announce that it is official! I am now a USA Today Bestselling Author!
Here is the screenshot of this week’s listing where a team of authors and I worked together to make our dream a reality. We each published a book in a collective boxed set called “Cursed Lands” and earned enough sales to rank in the top 150 bestselling books in the United States for the week of May 5th, 2019.
How does USA Today compile their weekly bestselling books list?
The major retailers (Amazon, Kobo, iBooks, and Barnes & Noble) report weekly book sales to USA Today made in the United States alone. Those numbers are added together and the books with the most sales are organized from a rank of 1-150 on the weekly bestselling list for the entire country.
How many books need to be sold to hit the list?
I won’t divulge trade secrets, but I will say that it takes THOUSANDS of sales in a SINGLE week to compete with all the books in the United States!
What is the benefit of hitting the list?
Everyone has different goals and values attributed to hitting a list like USA Today. One major benefit is that an author can call themselves a “USA Today Bestselling Author” which is a prestigious title that can be used in their biographies as well as a title above their name on book covers. For many, it’s just a dream. And for me, it’s a dream come true! I’m having my book covers converted as we speak so that I can get them updated on retailers to display this new title loud and proud!
There are other benefits as well that I won’t go into in detail (more trade secrets, ha!) but it has to do with new opportunities that are opened up by hitting a bestselling list like this. I am always looking for new ways to expand my business and this will open doors for me that were not open before!
Of course, a big thank-you to everyone who supported me in this endeavor. Either by purchasing a copy, sharing one of my posts, or just telling someone else about the set. You are the reason my dream has come true and I thank you for making it happen!
Can I read your Bestselling Book?
My book included in the Cursed Lands set is “Daughter of Dragons” and is available as part of this set for a limited time. Once the set is taken down for sale, then Daughter of Dragons will be published individually at its regular price. Depending on when you are reading this article, you can purchased Cursed Lands here, or you can search my book list on this website to find the new retailer link for Daughter of Dragons.