BooksOnBoard Announces eBook Bestsellers for 1st Half May


WEBWIRE – Thursday, May 15, 2008

BooksOnBoard Announces 1st Half May Bestsellers

Stephenie Meyer leads the pack on the BooksOnBoard (www.BooksOnBoard.com) eBook bestseller list for the first half of May. Lifted by the release of The Host, Meyer’s first venture into adult fiction (sci-fi mixed with a little romance), Meyer’s Twilight Fantasy Series received new attention from readers. In addition to The Host, Meyer’s New Moon and BooksOnBoard’s special edition Twilight Fantasy eBook bundle all ranked in the top ten bestsellers.

The new Star Wars Legacy of the Force series placed an entry in the number 2 slot while David Baldacci’s Whole Truth, Thomas Greanias’s The Atlantis Prophecy, and Dean Koontz’s Odd Hours pitched into make the Thriller genre a big player in the top 10. Charlaine Harris’s brand new release From Dead to Worse, a southern vampire mystery in the bestselling Sookie Stackhouse series, finished just outside the top 10 just three days into release.

In the Romance category, Bronwyn Scott’s Notorious Rake, Innocent Lady topped the bestseller list, placing Scott 4th in overall romance writers for the first half of the month. Maya Banks, Kresley Cole, Jess Dee, Sabrina Jeffries and Lori Foster led a new generation of popular romance writers in the top 10 accompanied by acclaimed veterans Elizabeth Hoyt, Gena Showalter, Nora Roberts and Laurell K. Hamilton.

According to Bob LiVolsi, BooksOnBoard CEO, “Inspired by the bestselling veterans, these newer writers have established themselves with more sophisticated plotting, often a more literary style, and a good understanding of building both suspense and romance. “

LiVolsi added, “On the thriller front, The Atlantis Prophecy is a must for any fan of the category. Between that and Alex Berenson’s Ghost War, this is already a very good year for hitherto unknown thriller writers. And, of course, anything by Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child, Dean Koontz or David Baldacci are highly likely to be great reads to have in your PDA, phone or Cybook when traveling.”

Lisa Shearin’s fantasy eBook Armed & Magical and Careless in Red, Elizabeth George’s newest Inspector Lynley mystery, rounded out the top 10.

Favorite authors (non-romance) continue to include perennials Terry Pratchett, James Patterson, Stephen King, Lois McMaster Bujold, Jonathan Kellerman and Jim Butcher.

BooksOnBoard (www.booksonboard.com) is an online retailer of eBooks and downloadable audiobooks. Known for strong customer support, its free online tutorials, and aggressive prices, BooksOnBoard has the largest eBook catalog online with over 200,000 titles.

Romance Bestsellers
1 Notorious Rake, Innocent Lady Scott, Bronwyn
2 Stay With Me Banks, Maya
3 The Darkest Night Showalter, Gena
4 Photo Opportunity Dee, Jess
5 Dark Needs at Night’s Edge Cole, Kresley
6 The Hollow Roberts, Nora
8 To Taste Temptation Hoyt, Elizabeth
9 Not The Marrying Kind North, Hailey
10 Racing the Moon Hauf, Michele

Bestsellers (not romance)
1 The Host Meyer, Stephenie
2 Star Wars: Legacy of the Force Allston, Aaron
3 New Moon Meyer, Stephenie
4 The Whole Truth Baldacci, David
5 Armed & Magical Shearin, Lisa
6 The Atlantis Prophecy Greanias, Thomas
7 Twilight Fantasy Bundle Meyer, Stephenie
8 Careless in Red George, Elizabeth
9 Odd Hours Koontz, Dean
10 Reliquary (audio) Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child

Top Romance Authors
1 Maya Banks
2 Gena Showalter
3 Kresley Cole
4 Bronwyn Scott
5 Nora Roberts
6 Jess Dee
8 Elizabeth Hoyt
9 Sabrina Jeffries
10 Lori Foster, Laurell K. Hamilton (tie)

Top Authors (not romance)
1 Stephenie Meyer
2 Terry Pratchett
3 James Patterson
4 David Baldacci
5 Jonathan Kellerman
6 Lois McMaster Bujold
7 Aaron Allston
8 Stephen King
9 Jim Butcher
10 Dean Koontz



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