Big freeze as indies and Amazon imprints sweep Kindle Top 10

The Big 5 publishers have been frozen out of the Top 10 best-selling list on the Kindle Store, with indie publishers and Amazon imprints dividing up all 10 spots evenly between them.

The Kindle top 10 on Friday this week is:

1: The Moonlit Garden by Cynthia Bomann (AmazonCrossing — Amazon Publishing imprint)

2: The Throwaway Children by Diney Costeloe (Head of Zeus — indie publisher)

3: Yours Completely by Krista Lakes (Zirconia Publishing — indie/self-published)

4: Harmony Black by Craig Schaefer (47North — Amazon imprint)

5: Just One Damned Thing After Another by Jodie Taylor (Accent Press — indie publisher)

6: A Shade of Vampire by Bella Forrest (Self-published)

7: January: Calendar Girl Book by Audrey Carlan (Accent Press — indie publisher)

8: Fields of Wrath by Mark Wheaton (Thomas & Mercer — Amazon imprint)

9: The Good Neighbor by A J Banner (Lake Union — Amazon imprint)

10: The Short Drop by Matthew FitzSimmons (Thomas & Mercer — Amazon imprint)

Both Bella Forrest and Krista Lakes are exclusive to Amazon and their ebooks are available to lend under the Kindle Unlimited scheme.

The rest of the top 20 Kindle best-sellers are also dominated by indies and Amazon imprints, with only one book from a Big 5 firm making an appearance — The Last Anniversary by Liane Moriarty, published by Harper Perennial at No 11.

Among the independent publishers in the top 10, Head of Zeus was set up in 2012 and has been very successful in publishing a wide range of books. The company is open to submissions.

Waterhouse Press was founded in 2014 as a romance publisher and first published best-selling author Meredith Wild but has expanded to add other talented authors.

It says it is a publisher that appreciates a strong and memorable story and focuses on creating powerful, lasting brands for each of its authors.

Accent Press is based in Wales and has been in business since 2003, publishing fiction and non-fiction across four imprints. It has been closed to submissions due to a backlog but is reopening this month. It is looking for well-written fiction in the genres of Crime and psychological thrillers, Women’s contemporary, Young adult, Historical, and Romance.

It is also interested in non-fiction, particularly human-interest stories and self-help.