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BooksOnBoard Releases List of Bestsellers for the Month of June


Almost 200 years after she first published, Jane Austen remains atop BooksOnBoard’s ( list of eBook classics authors. Not only does Austen top the classics ebook bestseller list for the month of May, she also ranks 9 overall in total eBooks sold for the month, even outgunning the romance machine that is Nora Roberts.

“Incredibly, nearly 200 years after her death, Jane Austen may be more popular than ever,” said Bob LiVolsi, CEO of BooksOnBoard, “She’s the original Romance author; her novels have inspired generations of authors who hope their works remain fresh and witty centuries from now. In partnership with Abbey House Classics, we currently offer the Abbey House version of her eBooks free at BooksOnBoard.”

Sherlock Holmes creator, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, holds the number 2 classic eBooks slot for May with humorist PG Wodehouse in third position. Science Fiction and Tarzan author Edgar Rice Burroughs and Dracula author Bram Stoker round out the list. BooksOnBoard currently offers books by all five authors in the “free ebooks” section of its online ebookstore.

In the non-romance categories (including thrillers, mysteries, science fiction, fantasy, history, biography and more), Charlaine Harris topped the list with her instantly popular new release, From Dead to Worse, a southern vampire eBook mystery in the bestselling Sookie Stackhouse series. Suspense writer W.E.B. Griffin jumped into 2nd place, followed by bestselling eBook thriller writers James Patterson and Dean Koontz. Sebastian Faulks finished 5th on the strength of his new James Bond eBook and audio book, Devil May Care.

“James Patterson and Dean Koontz always sit near the top of the charts,” said Jack Roesslein, BooksOnBoard analyst, “W.E.B. Griffin’s epic military novels elevated him to a New York Times Bestselling Author, and his latest, Death and Honor, has received excellent reviews. His novels – finally available as both eBooks and Audio Books, are popular year-round. The eBook versions sold extremely well here over Memorial Day weekend.”

Bestselling paranormal romance author J.R. Ward spearheaded the eBook Romance category with her Black Dagger Brotherhood series. Lori Foster, Gena Showalter, Kresley Cole and Jacquelyn Frank followed in that order, driven by successful new eBook romance releases. Frank, Showalter and Cole all made the list with Paranormal Romances, heavy on vampires.

BooksOnBoard ( is an online retailer of both eBooks, downloadable audio books, and Cybook ebook readers. Known for strong customer support, its free online help tutorials, and aggressive prices, BooksOnBoard has the largest eBook catalog online with over 200,000 titles.

Classics eBook Bestsellers

1. Jane Austin
2. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
3. PG Wodehouse
4. Edgar Rice Burroughs
5. Bram Stoker

eBook Bestsellers (non-romance)

1. Charlaine Harris
2. W.E.B. Griffin
3. James Patterson
4. Dean Koontz
5. Sebastian Faulks

Romance eBook Bestsellers

1. J.R. Ward
2. Lori Foster
3. Gena Showalter
4. Kresley Cole
5. Jacquelyn Frank


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