Unputdownable — Self-published authors sweep Amazon Charts 2019 accolades for compulsive reads

Self-published authors swept through the Unputdownable category in Amazon Charts Review of the Year in Books.

YA author C M Stunich’s Havoc at Prescott High took the No 1 spot in the Unputdownable sector for being the title that Kindle and Audible readers finished faster than similar books.

Amazon says, ‘This year the first novel in C M Stunich’s Havoc Boys series entranced readers with its vengeance-seeking protagonist who decides to mold a pack of high-school boys to enact her dark wishes.’

Second place in Unputdownable is taken by The Lost Colony by self-publishing stalwart A G Riddle, which is the third in The Long Winter trilogy by the science fiction star.

Self-published Australian contemporary romance author T L Swan is in third position with The Italian, while another indie romance writer Melanie Harlow completes the top four with Insatiable.

The fifth place in Unputdownable is taken by The Family Journal by Carolyn Brown, which is published by Amazon Publishing’s Montlake Romance imprint.

On another Amazon review of the year list, a romance novel by a self-published author is among the leading titles borrowed by Amazon Prime members over 2019.

And Then You Loved Me by Inglath Cooper is included in Amazon’s review of the year Best of Prime 2019 as one of the most borrowed titles.

The book is in real classic company as the other books on the most borrowed list are:

  • The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R Covey
  • The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
  • A Case of Need by Michael Crichton
  • 1984 by George Orwell
  • Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J K Rowling

And Then You Loved Me was first published five years ago in 2014 with the title of Crossing Tinker’s Creek and retitled, I believe, last year, which looks like an inspired move. The author has written and published more than 30 books after having her early work published by Harlequin Romance.

Amazon is still managing to increase Prime membership as the company say they welcomed more members worldwide this year than any previous year. In the Best of Prime 2019, Amazon reveals some of the top electronic device choices of Prime members over the past year included the electronic devices Echo Dot and Fire TV Stick with Alexa Voice Remote.


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