The debut work of Penelope Douglas, named "Bully (Fall away)", is currently sitting at number 30 (that's right) in best sellers on Amazon and here it is how she sees her success: " My editor/friend kept yelling at me <stay in Tate's head>
Dannika Dark, 2012 Reader's Choice favorite author in Grave tells with her amazing Mageri Series has a slightly different view on success: "The number one ingredient for a bestseller is LUCK. I have seen it both ways: a fantastic book that spreads through word of mouth and becomes popular, and a less than stellar book that hits the bestseller list because of savvy marketing. Find a happy medium and put out a product you're proud of. You can never write a book with the expectation that it will become a bestseller. You do equal parts work: writing and marketing. No matter how you slice it, becoming a bestseller requires a heaping helping of luck, timing and dedication. The real magic is writing a story that sucks people in and captures their imagination. A story that they can't stop thinking about. Maybe you won't hit any bestseller list with that book, but you might have snagged a lifelong fan".
Cameo Renae is a magical author from Alaska, whose book Hidden Wings, published with Crushing hearts and Black Butterfly, sells like hotcakes, ever since its release in January. Her newest release Broken Wings seems to have the same overwhelming success. "I think some of the ingredients for being successful are being positive and friendly with the readers, and answer their questions. I know some authors who don't do that. I believe that if you can connect with the readers, and they love your work, then they will want to help push your books and share them with their friends.
Rue Volley is one of a kind, her uninhibited style makes people constantly fall in love with her characters. Her newest release The Golden Crown Series "The Bitter End" is breaking the charts. Here's her view on how to create a bestseller " What makes you a bestseller is the prep on promotion and marketing that you plan out and execute as you get ready to release your book. There are a ton of things you must do to get ready, from having a fanpage, beta's, event planned, hosts, swag to giveaway, promo posters, and so on. I start planning the day I start typing as to how the book will be marketed and sold."