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Saturday, January 4, 2014

Ten top-selling kindle nonfiction books

The experiment continues ...

Frustrated by not being able to find any non-novels in the Kindle paid bestselling list, I persisted.  The robots at sure don't make it easy, but yes, I found the list of top nonfiction Kindle books ... and here are the ten paid bestsellers for the first week of 2014.

ONE: Lone Survivor: The Eyewitness Account of Operation Redwing and the Lost Heroes of SEAL Team 10 by Marcus Luttrell, with contributions by that writer of submarine novels, Patrick Robinson.  Story of a doomed reconnaissance mission in Afghanistan.  Little, Brown. #17 paid in Kindle store

TWO: Mindfulness: An Eight-Week Plan for Finding Peace in a Frantic World , by Mark Williams. The title says it all. Roedale. #21 paid in Kindle store.

THREE: 1913: the Eve of War, by Paul Ham.  One hundred years on, we are going to see a lot of books commemorating that most awful of wars.  Endeavour. # 27 Paid in Kindle Store.

FOUR: a Natural Woman: A Memoir, by Carole King. Autobiography. Grand Central # 37 paid in kindle store

FIVE: Killing Jesus: A History, by Bill O'Reilly. Novelisation. Henry Holt. # 50 paid in Kindle store.

 SIX: Twelve Years a Slave, by Solomon Northrup. Republication of a lost slave account. Harpers. # 83 paid in Kindle Store.

SEVEN: Super Shred: The Big Results Diet: 4 Weeks 20 Pounds Lose It Faster! by Ian K. Smith. St. Martin's. # 100 paid in Kindle Store.

EIGHT: Grain Brain: The Surprising Truth about Wheat, Carbs, and Sugar--Your Brain's Silent Killers, By David Perlmutter. Hachette. # 104 paid in Kindle Store.

NINE: Things That Matter: Three Decades of Passions, Pastimes and Politics, by Charles Krauthammer.  The observations of a conservative commentator. Crown. #105 in paid Kindle Store.

TEN: Younger Next Year for Women: Live Strong, Fit, and Sexy—Until You're 80 and Beyond, by Chris Crowley. The title says it all, I guess ... the epitome of wishful thinking. Workman. # 117 in paid Kindle Store.

 So that is it -- once the free books and the romantic novels that had snuck into the list had been cut out. (The Amazon robot is sloppy, believe me.)  And not a single Indie book (also once the free books and romantic novels are disregarded).

But hark, an Indie lurks at number 22 in the nonfiction bestselling list -- which, once the free books and sneaky romances are eliminated, brings it rather higher up the list.

So, what is it???

Believe me, a most peculiar looking production called "Wife After God" by Jennifer Smith who calls herself  "Unveiled Wife," and is published by Unveiled Wife LLC.

Apparently, it is a devotional manual for "wives who desire to have a deeper, more fulfilling relationship with God and their husbands."

# 146 paid in Kindle Store


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