eBooks for Beginners – What’s selling?

Homepreneurs believes that eBooks are a good way to: make a little money on the side, promote a business or idea, or realize a personal goal of seeing one’s work published.  In recent posts, Homepreneurs suggested Kindle and Smashwords for eBook publication and distribution. We provided tips about pricing, cover pages, and ideas for length of your eBook. These suggestions are helpful, but what about specific topic ideas? This post contains a listing of the 25 top sellers in the past 90 days on Smashwords.

Please note that many of the titles are either in the romance or erotica genres.  If you want to make money from writing on any topic, consider Smashwords’ top sellers.  If you are a writer of non-fiction or biography or science, consider what pricing levels you need to set to make up the difference in volume.

Whichever the case, writing eBooks is a viable home business and something virtually everyone can do at a limited cost.  A writer doesn’t even need a home computer; a local library or community college has the resources.  What you do need is imagination, patience, and in some cases – research to make your publishing dreams come true.  Homepreneurs can help you with eBook tips and suggestions.  Best of luck to you and start writing!  We are!

#1

Creed by Kristen Ashley Creed by Kristen Ashley Fiction;
119283 words.
$3.99 USD Sample 20% online
Too young, Tucker Creed and Sylvie Bissenette find they have something awful in common and Creed decides he’s going to shield Sylvie from her ordeal. Over years, they form a bond that blossoms. They also plot to leave their lives behind. But when Sylvie goes to meet Creed, Creed never shows. She doesn’t see him again until it’s too late and Creed has to find his way back into her heart.

#2

Seduced in the Dark (Book 2, The Dark Duet) by CJ Roberts Seduced in the Dark (Book 2, The Dark Duet) by CJ Roberts Fiction;
127335 words.
$5.25 USD Sample 20% online
The long awaited sequel to Captive in the Dark: Seduced in the Dark What is the price of redemption? The road has been long and fraught with uncertainty, but for Caleb and Livvie, it’s all coming to an end.

#3

All In (The Blackstone Affair, Part 2) by Raine Miller All In (The Blackstone Affair, Part 2) by Raine Miller Fiction;
63913 words.
$2.99 USD Sample 20% online
PART 2 of THE BLACKSTONE AFFAIR Ethan Blackstone has problems. He’s broken the trust of the woman he loves and now she’s left him. With political threats directed at Brynne, Ethan is willing to risk everything to get his beautiful American girl back and to keep her safe. He’ll go all in…

#4

Checkmate by R.L. Mathewson Checkmate by R.L. Mathewson Fiction;
118847 words.
$2.99 USD Sample 15% online
There’s nothing worse than living next door to your childhood nemesis, except maybe being forced to share your dream project with him, being blackmailed into going along with something that was just wrong on so many levels, and having your hot cocoa stolen by the person that drove you to drink it in the first place.

#5

Nobody's Perfect by Kallypso Masters Nobody’s Perfect by Kallypso Masters Fiction;
171625 words.
$3.99 USD Sample 18% online
Savannah escaped the abuse and degradation of a sadistic father made a safe life for herself and her daughter. When her father threatens their safety Savi runs to Damian for protection. A wounded warrior, Damian, uses BDSM to fight his own dragons, but has never forgotten sweet Savannah. Can a sensual sadist provide sexual healing for Savannah? Is love possible if they can’t open their hearts?

#6

The Mighty Storm by Samantha Towle The Mighty Storm by Samantha Towle Fiction;
134681 words.
$2.99 USD Sample 10% online
It’s been twelve years since Tru Bennett last saw Jake Wethers, her former best friend and boy she once loved. Jake Wethers, sexy, tattooed and deliciously bad lead singer, and brains behind The Mighty Storm, one of biggest bands in the world, left Tru with a broken heart when he moved from England to America with his family when they were both fourteen…

#7

Wisdom (My Blood Approves, #4) by Amanda Hocking Wisdom (My Blood Approves, #4) by Amanda Hocking Fiction;
91079 words.
$2.99 USD Sample 10% online
Wisdom – the fourth book in the My Blood Approves series… For her eighteenth birthday, Alice Bonham takes a vacation to Australia only to have her trip cut short by an unexpected murder. While Alice tries to understand what happened, she regrets some of the choices she’s made, especially the more permanent ones.

#8

Kiss of Love by Jillian Holmes Kiss of Love by Jillian Holmes Fiction;
5913 words.
$0.99 USD Sample 15% online
Jamie and Kayla try to mend their “relationship.” When tragedy strikes, they both struggle to surface from the frightening circumstances. Will they finally admit their love for one another or will they part ways? Part III of The Kiss Trilogy.

#9

Our Universal Journey by George Kavassilas Our Universal Journey by George Kavassilas Nonfiction;
68909 words.
$15.30 USD
Our Universal Journey is a unique book of Self-Empowerment on a Universal scale and beyond exposing the Planetary matrix and even the Cosmic matrix. A unique perspective surpassing the paradigms of science, religion, the occults and new age. The level of knowledge and wisdom shared is the foundation for awakening into an aware and conscious Being, and consequently Freedom and Sovereignty of Spirit

#10

The Billionaire Bad Boys Club by Emma Holly The Billionaire Bad Boys Club by Emma Holly Fiction;
100872 words.
$5.99 USD Sample 15% online
Self-made billionaires Zane and Trey have been a club of two since they were eighteen. They’ve done everything together: play football, fall in love, even get smacked around by their dads. The only thing they haven’t tried is seducing the same woman. When they set their sights on sexy chef Rebecca, the bad boys just may have met their match!

#11

Brie Bows to Her Master (Brie #9 - The Final Week) by Red  Phoenix Brie Bows to Her Master (Brie #9 – The Final Week) by Red Phoenix Fiction;
32156 words.
$2.99 USD Sample 20% online
The final week at the Submissive Training Center has arrived! Brie encounters challenging sessions crafted specifically for her – five extraordinary days of training and pleasure. Her graduation includes interviews with potential Doms, but things get horribly complicated for Brie. The determined little sub will experience heartbreak, betrayal, and true love in this fitting end to the series.

#12

Just Too Weird: Bishop Romney's Mormon Takeover of America: Polygamy, Theocracy, Subversion by Webster Griffin Tarpley Just Too Weird: Bishop Romney’s Mormon Takeover of America: Polygamy, Theocracy, Subversion by Webster Griffin Tarpley Nonfiction;
135871 words.
$5.99 USD Sample 20% online
Mitt Romney’s Mormon tradition is no real religion but a cult invented by a charlatan, a disguise for a subversive ideology opposing all that is best in the American tradition. The British recruited Mormon leaders into their 19th-century plot to break up the U.S., leading to the cult’s strategic occupation of Utah territory. Mormonism has never abandoned its secrecy and its enmity to America.

#13

My P90x Nutrition Plan: Menus and Shopping Lists for Fat Shredder, Phase 1, Level II by CJ Xnutrition My P90x Nutrition Plan: Menus and Shopping Lists for Fat Shredder, Phase 1, Level II by CJ Xnutrition Nonfiction;
9299 words.
$5.49 USD Sample 30% online
P90x, Beachbody’s extreme fitness program, is hard enough without worrying about planning your meals using the P90x nutrition guide! This handy meal plan with shopping lists for Phase 1, Level II removes the guesswork. Provides variety and comfort foods, uses common ingredients and leftovers, and is designed for lunches at work. Also includes cost saving tips for accomplishing P90x on a budget!

#14

Tempt Me (One Night with Sole Regret #2) by Olivia Cunning Tempt Me (One Night with Sole Regret #2) by Olivia Cunning Fiction;
38957 words.
$2.99 USD Sample 20% online
For almost a year, Madison has been Adam’s hook-up every time his band, Sole Regret, tours through Dallas. But in spite of the way he sets her body ablaze with passion, the occasional night of rock-her-world sex isn’t enough anymore. She has no problem tempting into her bed, but can she tempt a rock god to take a chance on love?

#15

Brie Surrenders to His Will (Brie, #8) by Red  Phoenix Brie Surrenders to His Will (Brie, #8) by Red Phoenix Fiction;
20453 words.
$0.99 USD Sample 20% online
The 5th week of submissive training proves challenging as Brie surrenders her will. She enjoys the thrill of objectification and the excitement of completing erotic tasks. With the end of the course around the corner, the trainers encourage Brie to dig deep. Marquis presents her with a scene she ended in the past, Tono displays the art of suspension, and Faelan releases Brie’s inner animal.

#16

The Judas Alliance: Aegis Arises by Elizabeth Ann Gardner The Judas Alliance: Aegis Arises by Elizabeth Ann Gardner Fiction;
90440 words.
$4.99 USD Sample 15% online
What if the map of the world as you know it, was incomplete? What if a new country was discovered-a magic country? What if it was WWII, and this country allied itself with Hitler and joined him on his quest of world domination? What if Judas the Iscariot was key to a dark secret whose unraveling would call forth the biblical dragon, Leviathan? It was up to Lieutenant Wynne to discover the tru

#17

Ricochet by Xanthe Walter Ricochet by Xanthe Walter Fiction;
173863 words.
$5.99 USD Sample 20% online
In a world where everyone is bisexual and BDSM relationships are the norm, Matt is a single sub looking for the perfect dom. He’s swept off his feet when he’s pursued by a handsome, controlling billionaire but soon finds that isn’t the erotic fantasy he’d imagined. Maybe the ‘perfect’ dom for him is one he thought was all wrong…

#18

Temporary Kiss by Jillian Holmes Temporary Kiss by Jillian Holmes Fiction;
9136 words.
$0.99 USD Sample 15% online
This second installment of the Kiss Trilogy follows Kayla & Jamie’s trip to Boston and all the adventures that only a big city can offer. Will Jamie & Kayla finally succumb to the mutual attraction they have towards each other? Or will pride get in the way? (Sequel to Initial Kiss) Part II of the Kiss Trilogy

#19

Nelson Branco's SOAP OPERA UNCENSORED: Issue 47 by Nelson Branco Nelson Branco’s SOAP OPERA UNCENSORED: Issue 47 by Nelson Branco Essay;
8403 words.
$2.49 USD Sample 15% online
Daytime TV’s first and only new hot e-zine: Weekly summary of soap opera’s hottest news, stories, humour, gossip, blind items, fearless predictions, top stars/stories/couples/characters to watch, snark galore, review and analysis.

#20

Down to You by M Leighton Down to You by M Leighton Fiction;
65899 words.
$3.99 USD Sample 20% online
Genre- Adult Contemporary Romance The scorching tale of one girl, two brothers and a love triangle…that’s not.

#21

Out Of The Dark, Book 4 The Grey Wolves Series by Quinn Loftis Out Of The Dark, Book 4 The Grey Wolves Series by Quinn Loftis Fiction;
107524 words.
$2.99 USD Sample 20% online
Vasile Alpha to the Romanian Grey Wolves will have to use all his resources – including Sally, the new gypsy healer of the Romanian pack – to discover a way in which to destroy the witch, lift the curse from Decebel and reunite him with the one woman who makes him whole, and solve a mystery that’s been surrounding the Romanian pack for 300 years.

#22

Производные Нуля: Дневник Структуратора by Vlad Goryachev Производные Нуля: Дневник Структуратора by Vlad Goryachev Nonfiction;
47265 words.
$3.99 USD Sample 20% online
Путеводитель по миру финансового инжиниринга и структурных продуктов от лица русского инсайдера. Влад Горячев проработал 15 лет в западных банках – в Нью Йорке, Лондоне и Москве – в роли структуратора и трейдера деривативов. Начиная с простейших инструментов, автор объясняет устройство и механизмы действия все более сложных производных, эволюцию банковских продуктов и причины кризиса 2008 года.

#23

Hard Mated (Shifters Unbound #3.5) by Jennifer Ashley Hard Mated (Shifters Unbound #3.5) by Jennifer Ashley Fiction;
49910 words.
$0.99 USD Sample 20% online
Spike, the champion wildcat fighter of Shiftertown, is astonished to discover he’s fathered a cub. Myka, the sassy horse trainer who brings him the news isn’t sure Spike will make the best dad in the world, and sparks fly when she decides to keep an eye on him and his cub.

#24

Breathe by Kristen Ashley Breathe by Kristen Ashley Fiction;
180359 words.
$3.99 USD Sample 20% online
To protect a father he does not respect, good cop Chace Keaton went bad, sacrificing his future. Chace had his eye on Faye Goodknight, the town’s pretty librarian. He also gave up hope he could make her his. Faye is clean and Chace refuses to dirty her with his sordid past. But when Faye is forced to go head to head with the man she’s had a crush on for years, Chace finds her full of surprises.

#25

Their Virgin Concubine, Masters of Ménage, Book 3 by Shayla Black Lexi Blake Their Virgin Concubine, Masters of Ménage, Book 3 by Shayla Black Lexi Blake Fiction;
92187 words.
$4.99 USD Sample 15% online
Three dark princes, one treasured beauty…

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