Friday, November 23, 2012

The KindleBoards 100: Best-selling books of 2012

Revealed! Here are the highest-selling paid books purchased through KindleBoards in 2012.

Note: this does not include free books. Also, it doesn't include books purchased through links or book covers in Kindleboards posts or signatures that do not use a KindleBoards affiliate tag. And, it includes only books purchased from Amazon.com - and not from other Amazon worldwide sites or from non-Amazon sources.

Here then, from #100 to #1, are the paid books that KindleBoards readers purchased in 2012!

#1008 Hours to Jump Start Your Career: A Step-By-Step Guide for Self-Published Authors (The 8 Hour Series), by Tammie Clarke GibbsSell More Books for Kindle and spend less time marketing online.

Easy and straight to the point. If you want to sell more books and spend le...
#99A Nomadic Witch (A Modern Witch Series: Book 4), by Debora Geary
A Note from Debora: For those of you who haven't discovered my witches yet, I invite you to start with book one, A Modern Witch. Some series can be read out of order -...
#98Rakshasa, by Alica KnightLibby the Loser. That's what everyone used to call me behind my back. I wasn't popular, I wasn't strong, I wasn't brave.

All that changed after a chance encounter in a Canberra nightclub. A...
#97As Always, Julia: The Letters of Julia Child and Avis DeVoto, by Joan ReardonWith her outsize personality, Julia Child is known around the world by her first name alone. But despite that familiarity, how much do we really know o...
#96Big Dragons Don't Cry (A Dragon's Guide to Destiny), by C. M. BarrettBook 1 of A Dragon's Guide to Destiny. Book 2: Dance with Clouds. Book 3: House of the Moon.

Morale in the country of Oasis has never been worse. The Earthers, a tree-hugging sect, beg forg...
#95Six Moon Summer (Seasons of the Moon, Book 1), by SM ReineThanksgiving sale: 11/16 only - Get every book in the series for 99c or less - smarturl.it/seasonsofthemoonRylie's been...
#94No More Blank Screen: Blogging Ideas for Fiction Authors, by Krista D. BallNov 21-25: Looking for quality FREE reads for the holidays' Find them right here on Amazon - Romance, Thrillers, Fantasy and more: smart...
#93Samantha Moon: First Four Novels, by J.R. RainBoxed set of four #1 bestselling Vampire for Hire Mystery novels featuring private investigator turned creature of the night, Samantha Moon, including:

MOON DANCE
Mother, wife, private...
#92The Good Knight (A Gareth and Gwen Medieval Mystery), by Sarah WoodburyFrom Medieval Mysteries (medieval mysteries.com):

Something a little different here, not so much in the plot as in the characters and...
#91The Moose Jaw (The Fergus O'Neill Series), by Mike DelanyStrange things happen in the Alaska bush. The native Alaskans say that a white man, too long alone out there will go mad. Gus O'Neill suspects it may have happened to him. His two best friends, ...
#90THE SERIAL KILLER COMPENDIUM, by RJ Parker(Free for Prime Members)"The horror genre is tremendously indebted to serial killers. A listing of books and movies that d...
#89Dollhouse (The Dollhouse Trilogy), by Anya AllynFor fifteen year old Cassie Claiborne, there's only one good thing about moving from steamy Miami to the wild inland forests of Australia--the even wilder Ethan McAllister. But Ethan already has a gir...
#88Nolander (Emanations), by Becca MillsAmateur photographer Beth Ryder is in trouble. She's taking pictures of things she can't see, things that aren't human. Beth has her own dreams, but people like her don't get to go free. She's se...
#87Havoc (The Betrayed Series), by Carolyn McCrayA paleo-archaeologist and her ex-lover, a Special Forces soldier, team up to uncover a millennia-old conspiracy, only to be targeted by the deadly cult guarding the true contents of the original Ten C...
#86The Author's Marketing Handbook, by Claire RyanSo you've published a book.

Now they tell you that you need a blog, a Twitter account, a Facebook page, and any number of other things, up to and including a kitchen sink and a pony. You'v...
#85Blood and Snow Volumes 1-4: Blood and Snow, Revenant in Training, The Vampire Christopher, Blood Soaked Promises, by RaShelle Workman
  • "Lips red as rubies, hair dark as night. Drink your true love's blood, become the Vampire, Snow White."
EVERY THOUSAND YEARS THE VAMPIRE QUEEN SELECTS A NEW BODY, ALWAYS THE FA...
#84Love In The Falls - Sam & Camden (New Beginnings Series - Romance), by Rachel HannaCamden Lane is three months away from her wedding to Preston Donnelly. From a rich family, she is expected to marry the handsome doctor and "make something of herself" after taking a year off after me...
#83Simply Irresistible (A Lucky Harbor Novel), by Jill ShalvisMaddie Moore's whole life needs a makeover.

In one fell swoop, Maddie loses her boyfriend (her decision) and her job (so not her decision). But rather than drowning ...
#82The Pleasure of My Company, by Steve MartinFrom the bestselling author of Shopgirl comes the tender story of a troubled man who finds love, and life, in the most unexpected place.
Daniel resides in his Santa Monica ...
#81Mattie, by Judy AlterAgainst the backdrop of sparsely settled western Nebraska at the turn of the 20th century, Mattie tells the story of a pioneer woman physician. Through the years of her practice, Mattie's life is fill...
#80A Reckless Witch (A Modern Witch Series: Book 3), by Debora GearyWith great power comes great responsibility. So says the tradition of witching. One teenage witch missed that lesson...
As a child, Sierra Brighton traveled the world. Sh...
#79Gone Girl: A Novel, by Gillian FlynnMarriage can be a real killer.
One of the most critically acclaimed suspense writers of our time, New York Times bestseller Gillian Flynn takes that statemen...
#78Heiress of Lies (Bloodtruth #1), by Cege SmithBlood never lies, but people do...

With the King of Altera on his deathbed, all eyes are on his only child, eighteen-year-old Angeline Robart. The crown princ...
#77A Night to Remember, by Walter LordLord’s classic bestseller, and the definitive account of the unsinkable ship’s fateful last hoursAt first, no one but the lookout recognized the sound. Passengers...
#76Fifty Shades Darker: Book Two of the Fifty Shades Trilogy, by E L JamesDaunted by the singular tastes and dark secrets of the beautiful, tormented young entrepreneur Christian Grey, Anastasia Steele has broken off their relationship to start a new career with a Seattl...
#75City of Women, by David R. GillhamWhom do you trust, whom do you love, and who can be saved'

It is 1943—the height of the Second World War—and Berlin has essentially become a city of women.
Sigrid Schr...
#74Injured Reserves, by DC Bourone"Injured Reserves"--16,829 words. "Wet or Dry" 1-4 approx. 19,000 words.
TOTAL 140 PAGES. Additional chapters "Wet or Dry" to be added as updates.

NOTE FOR READERS: 1. Please fee...
#73StarBridge (StarBridge #1) (Starbridge Series), by A.C. CrispinWE ARE NOT ALONE, AND WE’RE ABOUT TO MEET OUR NEIGHBORS.
After more than a hundred years of space travel, a stray radio signal indicates the possibility that alien life might exist. The crew of...
#72INTO DANGER (Secret Assassins (S.A.S.S.)), by Gennita LowWINNER of the RT Reviewers' Choice for Best Romantic Intrigue!

The Woman in Black

Every intelligence operative in Washington D.C. knows her name ... but little else.

A...
#71The Giver (Giver Quartet), by Lois LowryTwelve-year-old Jonas lives in a seemingly ideal world. Not until he is given his life assignment as the Receiver does he begin to understand the dark secrets behind this fragile community....
#70OSNOVA Study Bible (500,000 cross-references), by God inspiredThe Osnova Study Bible includes the Holy Bible and the following Bible study resources:

The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge (500,000 Scripture cross-references) by R.A. Torrey
How to S...
#69The Guild of the Cowry Catchers, Book 3: Ashes, Deluxe Illustrated Edition, by Abigail HiltonTHEY LOST EVERYTHING THAT DEFINED THEM. EXCEPT EACH OTHER. Gerard Holovar, Captain of the Temple Police, was only trying to do the right thing when he spared the life of a pirate. He gambled. And he l...
#68BADWATER (The Forensic Geology Series), by Toni DwigginsPick up Book Two in the series for just 99 CENTS!!
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Forensi...
#67A Brewing Storm: A Derrick Storm Short, by Richard CastlePart One of the Derrick Storm trilogy from #1 New York Times bestselling author Richard Castle, available exclusively as an eBook short.
When Derrick Storm needed to...
#65Whole Latte Life, by Joanne DeMaioWould you leave everything behind to know who you are'

Sara Beth Riley never dreamt she'd walk straight out of her life. Actually she'd never dreamt a lot of things that had happened this y...
#64Home: A Memoir of My Early Years, by Julie AndrewsSince her first appearance on screen in Mary Poppins, Julie Andrews has played a series of memorable roles that have endeared her to generations. But she has never told the story of her life ...
#63Inadvertent Disclosure (Sasha McCandless Legal Thriller No. 2), by Melissa F. MillerFind the entire Sasha McCandless legal thriller series here: smarturl.it/sashaseries
Tiny dynamo Sasha McCandless returns in Inadvertent Disclosure, the acclaimed follow-up to...
#62Gentleman Says "I Do", by Amelia GreyHer Writing Talent is Causing All Kinds of Trouble...
The daughter of a famous writer, Catalina Crisp has helped her father publish a parody that makes Iverson Brentwood's w...
#61Into the Darkest Corner, by Elizabeth HaynesCatherine Bailey has been enjoying the single life long enough to know a catch when she sees one. Gorgeous, charismatic and spontaneous, Lee seems almost too perfect to be true. And her friends cle...
#60Blackberry Winter: A Novel, by Sarah JioFrom acclaimed novelist Sarah Jio, a new “mystery-slash-love story [that] will have you racing to the end”

Seattle, 1933. Vera Ray kisses her three-year-old son, Daniel, goodnight and...
#59Midnight's Tale (Kindle Single), by George BergerHe's faced hordes of screaming children intent upon his destruction. He's endured close confinement with a hostile camel. He even narrowly averted being the star attraction in a Satanic r...
#58The Silver Cross (A Vampire Nightlife Novel), by Debra L MartinBook 1 in the Vampire Nightlife series. Approximately ~212 pages.

There are two things Boston detective Lacey Gardner knows about killing vampires. Slicing off a head...
#57The Book of a Thousand Days, by Shannon HaleBased on a classic Grimm's fairy tale, this is the story told by Dashti, a maid from the steppes of a medieval land, who sacrifices her freedom to accompany her mistress into exile. Imprisoned in a re...
#56Bewitching, by Jill BarnettWhat's a duke to do when a carefully selected bride rejects him rather than marry without love' He salvages his pride by marrying the next woman who falls into his arms. Joyous Fiona MacQuarrie bewitc...
#55The Door into Summer, by Robert A. HeinleinBrilliant engineer Dan Davis finds himself hoodwinked by his greedy business partners and forced to take the Long Sleep… placing him in suspended animation for 30 years. But his partners never antic...
#54Hell on Wheels: Black Knights Inc., by Julie Ann WalkerBlack Knights Inc.—Behind the facade of their tricked–out motorcycle shop is an elite special ops team assigned the jobs too hot for anyone else to handle.
Hold On Tight......
#53On His Orders (The Billionaire's Way) Book 1, by C.T. SloanSHE HAS A SECRET

Sarah Sulamari is unemployed. Her savings have dwindled down to a half a month's rent. She needs a job. Fast. Desperation turns to joy when the 20-year old college dropout ...
#52The Princess Bride: S. Morgenstern's Classic Tale of True Love and High Adventure, by William GoldmanWilliam Goldman's modern fantasy classic is a simple, exceptional story about quests—for riches, revenge, power, and, of course, true love—that's thrilling and timeless.

Anyone w...

#51Volcano Watch (The Forensic Geology Series), by Toni Dwiggins#51 Geology Thriller on Amazon
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NO WAY OUT--so says the note in the pocket of the murdered mayor.

The volcano beneath her town i...
#50LET'S PLAY! 100 GAMES: Simple Rules to the World's Best Card, Dice, Domino & Dart Games, by Ryan AstIn these hard times it is important to find joy in simple, inexpensive activities at home. And what better way to have endless family fun at home than to return to the simple pleasures of card, dice, ...
#49Mockingjay (The Final Book of The Hunger Games), by Suzanne CollinsThe greatly anticipated final book in the New York Times bestselling Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins.The Capitol is angry. The Capitol wants revenge. Who do they think should pay for the unres...
#48Incredible Dreams (A Time Travel Romance), by Sandra EdwardsOn sale for a limited time. Grab it before the price returns to $3.95.

** Nominated for "Best Paranormal Romance of 2010" at The Romance Reviews **

Praise for Incredibl...
#47American Gods: The Tenth Anniversary Edition: A Novel, by Neil GaimanFirst published in 2001, American Gods became an instant classic—an intellectual and artistic benchmark from the multiple-award-winning master of innovative fiction, Neil Gaiman. Now disco...
#46The Good-Bye Door (True Crime), by Diana FranklinThe true story of the first female serial killer to die in the electric chair. Nicknamed “the Blonde Borgia,” Anna Marie Hahn was a cold-blooded serial killer who preyed on the elderly in Cincinna...
#44The Vampire Wardens and Werewolf Society 5 story box set, by Lisa Renee JonesON SALE normally $5.99! ***Includes 3 Vampire Warden stories and 2 Werewolf Society stories5 st...
#43Silent Tears: A Journey of Hope in a Chinese Orphanage, by Kay BrattIrrepressible memories. Vacant eyes. A child being dangled from a third story window. A boy tied to a chair. Children sleeping in layers of clothing to fight off the bitter cold. An infant dying from ...
#42The American Patriot's Almanac: Daily Readings on America, by William J. BennettRead here the storied history of these United States.
The stories in this book are part of what Abraham Lincoln called the “mystic chords of memory.” They are the symbols that defi...
#41Writing the Novel: From Plot to Print, by Lawrence BlockWriting lessons from the crown prince of suspense
eFor more than five decades, Lawrence Block has written novels. He has produced hard-...
#40Draugr (Northern Frights), by Arthur Slade"Are you afraid of the dead'" her grandfather asked.

Sarah Asmundson will discover the answer to that question. She is prepared for her grandfather's scary stories, but is anything but prep...
#39Atlantis, by Lisa GravesAtlantis is a love story that spans centuries...
...and not a single vampire in sight.

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Elliott is a mystery. For Lilly, he is an obsession.
...
#38A Hidden Witch (A Modern Witch Series: Book 2), by Debora GearyElorie Shaw, steeped in the traditions of the Nova Scotia witching community, but not a witch. The fetching spell must have goofed this time... or did it'

...
#37The Guild of the Cowry Catchers, Book 2: Flames, Deluxe Illustrated Edition, by Abigail HiltonHe caught the pirate. He did the right thing. He'll regret it.

Captain of the Temple Police is not an easy job. Gerard wasn't expecting it to be easy...but he also didn't expect to h...
#36High Heels Mysteries Boxed Set Vol. I (Books 1-3 plus a short story), by Gemma HallidayNew York Times and USA Today Bestselling series!

*** Special limited time sale price - regular price $6.99!! ***

Boxed set of three award winning High Heels Mystery novels and on...
#35CLUTCH (I Am Just Junco Dot Com), by J.A. HussHow long can you lie to yourself before it all comes apart'

In 2152 the avian race is on Earth looking for something stolen from them decades ago – their genetics. At the center of the se...
#34Catching Fire (The Second Book of the Hunger Games), by Suzanne CollinsAgainst all odds, Katniss Everdeen has won the annual Hunger Games with fellow district tribute Peeta Mellark. But it was a victory won by defiance of the Capitol and their harsh rules. Katniss and Pe...
#33The Liar's Bible: A Handbook for Fiction Writers, by Lawrence BlockFour-time Edgar Award–winning author Lawrence Block’s definitive essay collection on the art of writing fiction
For ten years, crime novelist Lawrence Block funneled...
#32Cupcakes, Lies, and Dead Guys (An Annie Graceland Mystery), by Pamela DuMondEnjoy CUPCAKES, LIES, and DEAD GUYS -- the first book in the sexy hilarious Annie Graceland Mystery Series for ONLY $2.99! *...
#31A Descent Into Hell, by Kathryn CaseyBright, attractive, and both from good families, University of Texas college student Colton Pitonyak and vibrant redhead Jennifer Cave had the world at their beckoning. Cave, an ex-cheerleader, had...
#30The Hunger Games, by Suzanne CollinsNow in paperback, the book no one can stop talking about . . .In the ruins of a place once known as North America lies the nation of Panem, a shining Capitol surrounded by twelve outlying districts. T...
#29Fifty Shades of Grey: Book One of the Fifty Shades Trilogy, by E L JamesWhen literature student Anastasia Steele goes to interview young entrepreneur Christian Grey, she encounters a man who is beautiful, brilliant, and intimidating. The unworldly, innocent Ana is star...
#28The Queen of Diamonds - A Victorian Historical Romance, by Juliet MooreFrom the author of THE HIDDEN HEIRESS, a Kindle Top 100 Bestseller

A priceless diamond leads to love and adventure in late nineteenth century England...

Only ...
#27Abducted (The Lizzy Gardner Series #1), by T.R. RaganWhen Lizzy Gardner was only seventeen, what should have been the perfect night became the perfect nightmare. Kidnapped just blocks from home after a romantic evening with her boyfriend, Jared, she ...
#26Forsaken - A Novel of Art, Evil, and Insanity, by Andrew Van WeyA dark debut novel downloaded over 50,000 times!

A cursed painting...
A hidden affair...
And an undying secret, alive, in canvas and oil.

For art pro...
#25The Complete Father Brown Mysteries [Annotated, With Introduction, Rare Additional Material], by G.K. Chesterton● Annotated
● Introduction
● Includes Rare Additional Material

Sherlock Holmes, Hercule Poirot, Miss Marple, even the gruff Sam Spade all owe a great deal to G.K. Chesterton...
#24To Marry an English Lord, by Gail MacCollFrom the Gilded Age until 1914, more than 100 American heiresses invaded Britannia and swapped dollars for titles--just like Cora Crawley, Countess of Grantham, the first of the Downton Abbey characte...
#23Mariana, by Susanna Kearsley"Dynamic and captivating...I couldn't put it down."—San Jose Examiner
"Tread lightly, she is near."
Julia Beckett believes in destiny, settling into her ru...
#22The Crown in the Heather (The Bruce Trilogy), by N. Gemini Sasson(THE BRUCE TRILOGY: BOOK I)

In 1290, Scotland is without a king. Two families - the Bruces and the Balliols - vie for the throne.

Robert the Bruce is in love with Elizabeth de B...
#21The Guild of the Cowry Catchers, a story of pirates and Panamindorah - Complete 5-Book Series, by Abigail HiltonEVEN VILLAINS NEED A HERO.

Those with paws eat those with hooves. This is what the wyvern gods of Wefrivain teach. The fauns of the islands are the slaves and food animals of their paw-foot...
#20The Beekeeper (The First Detective Elizabeth Stratton Mystery), by Juliet MooreFrom the author of THE HIDDEN HEIRESS, a Kindle Top 100 Bestseller...
#19The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, by Stephen R. CoveyIn The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, author Stephen R. Covey presents a holistic, integrated, principle-centered approach for solving personal and professional problems. With penetrating insigh...
#18Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close: A Novel, by Jonathan Safran FoerJonathan Safran Foer follows his best-selling debut novel, Everything Is Illuminated, with an unexpectedly hilarious and affecting story about New York City in the period following Septem...
#17The Shadow at the Gate (The Tormay Trilogy #2), by Christopher BunnThe Shadows are Searching...
The assassin Ronan hunts through the city of Hearne, desperate to find the young thief Jute. But there are greater powers at work, and both Ronan...
#16Zero Sight (Zero Sight Series, Book 1), by B. Justin Shier
Meet Dieter Resnick. Dieter is the sole child of an abusive single father, a perennial schoolyard brawler, and Ted Binion High's number one academic prospect. Dieter is terrified of stayi...
#15Quiet River (psychological thriller), by Natasha A. SalnikovaPsychological thriller (94 000 words)
Quiet River is a small town and people are friendly. But evil lives in quiet water.
Lisa and Matt Collins s...
#14An Apple Pie for a Duke - A very romantic Comedy (Delicious Regency by Ruby Royce), by Ruby RoyceWARNING: Readers react very strongly to this book. They either totally love it or they totally hate it. Please make sure to read the sample provided by Amazon before buying the book...
#13Twelve Months, by Steven Manchester
Don DiMarco has a very good life – a family he loves, a comfortable lifestyle, passions and interests that keep him amused. He also thought he had time, but that turned out not to be the ca...
#12The Wicked Day (The Tormay Trilogy #3), by Christopher BunnThe Darkness Awakes...
Tracking the kidnappers of Giverny Farrow, Jute and his friends discover the Dark is on the march. A long-forgotten enemy has emerged from the pages...
#11A Modern Witch (A Modern Witch Series: Book 1), by Debora Geary
#1 Kindle bestseller and top 50 rated in all Kindle fiction. Light contemporary fantasy with a good dose of humor, a little romance, and characters you won't want to l...
#10Here Comes Trouble, by Erin KernLacy Taylor didn't exactly have a fairytale childhood. After being abandoned by both her parents and raised by her grandfather, she learned to take care of herself at a young age. Fiercely independent...
#9Our Husband (a humorous romantic mystery), by Stephanie Bond***Get OUR HUSBAND now before it reverts to the regular price of $4.99!***
A laugh-out-loud romantic mystery!...
#8Dust, by Arthur Slade*Winner of the $15,000 Governor General’s Award
*Winner of the Mr. Christie's Award
*An American Library Association Best Books for Young Adults
*Nominated for an Edgar Award (Mystery...
#7Thought I Knew You, by Kate MorettiClaire Barnes is shattered when her husband, Greg, goes on a business trip and never returns.

Unwilling to just wait for the police to find him, Claire conducts her own investigation. Her b...
#6Superman's Cape, by Brian Spangler** For a limited time: 1.99 - you save 2.00 **
An Amazon Top 300 (Nov 2012) - A Paranormal...
#5Wool, by Hugh HoweyThousands of them have lived underground. They've lived there so long, there are only legends about people living anywhere else. Such a life requires rules. Strict rules. There are things that must no...
#4Night of the Purple Moon (The Toucan Trilogy), by Scott CramerA teen struggles to survive a deadly virus when a passing comet kills off the world's adults.

Abby Leigh is looking forward to watching the moon turn purple. For months, astronomers h...
#3Bible (KJV) (best navigation with Direct Verse Jump; verse per line), by God-inspiredFeatures of this version of the KJV Bible that has the same text as your paper copy:

– Direct Verse Jump and Direct Verse Jump-2, two revolutionary new methods to open the exact verse you...
#2An Order of Coffee and Tears, by Brian SpanglerAmazon Top 200 (Oct 2012) -- New Contemporary Women's Fiction

Angela's Diner has the reputation of a safe haven where patrons find a moment of peace as t...
#1Wool Omnibus Edition (Wool 1 - 5), by Hugh HoweyThis Omnibus Edition collects the five Wool books into a single volume. It is for those who arrived late to the party and who wish to save a dollar or two while picking up the same stories in a single...

2 comments:

  1. I'm not surprised to see the excellent "Wool" omnibus as #1 (and another "Wool" book -- the first one, I assume -- as #5). Well deserved. Hugh Howey is an amazing author.

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  2. I also pulled for Wool, an excellent read with tons of tone and atmosphere.

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