It's the seventh of the month, which means despite it being the weekend, despite it being the busiest weekend possible, I'm here doing the monthly best-sellers.
This weekend is crazy busy because it's the 27th Estonian Song Festival, an event that only happens every five years in Tallinn, and something so central to the culture here. It's also central to the theme of my latest novel, which is why I'm selling it there. Day one was yesterday, day two starts in an hour. I'd better type quickly (thankfully, I do).
As always, you can view last month's chart here.
These figures are for the dates between June 7th and July 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) The Song Birds (+9)
2) The Prey (-)
3) The Pride (++)
4) Those Geese, They Lied; He's Dead (-3)
5) The Poison (+2)
6) The Hunt series Books 1-3 (++)
7) The Hunt series Books 4-6 (++)
8) The Menace (-5)
9) The Machine (++)
10) Tim Heath Thriller Boxset (-6)
Comment: Paperbacks stole the show this month, mostly local sales of the new release. The Song Birds has certainly had a good month. Only that book sold yesterday at the Song Festival, and if there are similar numbers today, it might already seal its place at the top for next month. I'm super proud of my latest book and wonder what the KENP chart looks like (at the moment, I don't know!)
Congratulations to the winner! With multiple titles now, getting in the top ten each month is no guarantee (there are books which sold but fell outside the top positions so aren't included), and finishing top of the lot is an achievement. How long it stays there, we wait to see.
Still a lot of page reads these last thirty days, even if the overall number is reducing a little (I stopped advertising in April, so this is the natural effect), and the field is closing…
1) Tim Heath Thriller Boxset (-)
2) The Song Birds (++)
3) The Hunt series Books 4-6 (+5)
4) The Poison (+5)
5) The Prey (-2)
6) The Pride (-)
7) The Shadow Man (++)
8) The Hunt series Books 1-3 (-6)
9) The Machine (-4)
10) The Meltdown (-6)
Comment: Another month at the top for my international best-selling title, though the new entry closed the gap. Only two stand-alone novels made it into the top ten, in a chart that is dominated by readers who love either a boxset or a series. So I'm thrilled to see The Song Birds make it to second place this month. It's purely my existing readers, plugged into Kindle Unlimited and eager to read my latest novel who have done this!
It's four months at the top, however, for this month's winner!
Charts by country:
1) Estonia (-)
2) United Kingdom (+1)
3) United States (-1)
4) Australia (++)
1) United Kingdom (-)
2) Canada (-)
3) United States (-)
4) Australia (-)
5) Italy (++)
6) Germany (++)
Thanks to local sales (writing a book that includes one hundred years of the country's history, with a cover wrapped in the nation colours, probably helps!) Estonia has stayed top of the lot in the sales chart. And it's good to see two new nations appear in the KENP chart.
Last 90 Days:
1) The Prey
2) The Song Birds
3) The Geese, They Lied; He's Dead
4) Tim Heath Thriller Boxset
5) The Pride
1) Tim Heath Thriller Boxset
2) The Prey
3) The Hunt series Books 1-3
4) The Hunt series Books 4-6
5) The Pride
We have a new winner in the 90 days sales chart! And The Song Birds is already at number two!
That's it for now. Needing to leave home in less than half an hour, so had better finish and post this. Until next month!