Monthly Best-Sellers –– June ’19

May 8th – June 7th 2019

It's another month and as it is the 7th, it's time I looked at my Best-Sellers from the last 30 days, as well as update the new 90-day chart.

You can view last month's chart here, a month that saw a record number of page reads in Kindle Unlimited.

These figures are for the dates between May 8th and June 7th and the brackets after each book signify the change from last month’s position, a (-) meaning the book is unchanged, and a (++) means it is a new entry into the chart.

Paperback sales or eBook downloads:

1) Those Geese, They Lied; He's Dead (+1)
2) The Prey (-1)
3) The Menace (++)
4) Tim Heath Thriller Boxset (-1)
5) The Tablet (-)
6) The Shadow Man (++)
7) The Poison (-1)
8) Penn Friends Vol 1 (++)
9) A Boy Lost Vol 1 (++)
10) The Song Birds (++)

Comment: May was a poor month for sales, helped by local readers stocking up on paperbacks, which meant at least there were thirteen titles selling this month, making it a respectable top ten, nonetheless. The winner this month, ironic in a month of poor numbers, is my permanently free title of short stories. It jumped one position to claim top spot, last month's winner dropping into second. The only other thing of note (and an oddity, considering it's not released yet!) is the tenth placed book, my soon-to-be-released fifteenth novel. This was an advanced payment for the book so it counts as a sale. I really hope this title moves to the top of next month's chart with its launch now imminent.

Well done to the winner, however!

KENP Chart:

For the third month in a row, there have been a lot of page reads, but May has been the lowest of the three, so I'm not sure if that indicates a slowing down of readers?

1) Tim Heath Thriller Boxset (-)
2) The Hunt series Books 1-3 (+1)
3) The Prey (-1)
4) The Meltdown (+4)
5) The Machine (+2)
6) The Pride (-2)
7) The Menace (++)
8) The Hunt series Books 4-6 (-2)
9) The Poison (-4)

Comment: Once more, the same winning title, with more than half of the total page reads for this one boxset. As I thought last month, The Menace did make it into the chart dominated with The Hunt series titles, aside from the winner. It seems in Kindle Unlimited, series and box sets really are what readers are after. Still, will my exciting new stand-alone thriller The Song Birds feature in the running next month?

Congrats to the winner, at the top for three months now, and still going strong from it's March International Best-Selling month!

My most read title in KU in the last 30 days

Charts by country:

1) Estonia (+4)
2) United States (-)
3) United Kingdom (-2)

1) United Kingdom (-)
2) Canada (-)
3) United States (-)
4) Australia (-)

Thanks to those local sales, Estonia for once has come out on top of the pile, the USA missing the chance to go top but holding onto second, the UK dropping to third.

Last 90 Days:

These last three months have seen the most sales and page reads ever, so this particular chart is sure to be competitive, though even as I write this, there surely has to be only one winner in both categories, that winner being the same that won both last month? Let's see…

1) Tim Heath Thriller Boxset
2) The Prey
3) Those Geese, They Lied; He's Dead
4) The Hunt series Books 1-3
5) The Tablet

1) Tim Heath Thriller Boxset
2) The Hunt series Books 1-3
3) The Prey
4) The Machine
5) The Pride

Yeap, no surprises there then.

I can't wait to see where the new release charts next month. It really is a book you don't want to miss.