UK Number One Bestseller on Amazon for young-adult historical fiction


I’m not sure quite how but Slave to Fortune hit the UK number one bestseller spot in the category of young-adult historical fiction on yesterday* and was still there when I woke up this morning, so I reckoned that was worth a short blog on this website.

* #1 for young-adult historical fiction in Books on; also #1 for Kindle teen and young-adult historical fiction – recorded on on 12-13 April 2017.

I don’t pretend to understand all the vagaries of the Amazon algorithm that calculates its best-seller list, but I shall enjoy it while it lasts.

2017 has been a good year for Slave to Fortune so far. Sales are also going well in the USA – I’ll write a separate post about that shortly – and it’s notching up sales in Australia and a few other countries too.

The novel’s ratings remain pretty good: higher than 4 out of 5 stars on, and Goodreads – could always do with a few more though: if you’ve read the book and are so inclined, I’d be much obliged.

Do please like the book’s facebook page (you won’t get bombarded with posts, I promise), and of course feel free to browse around this website and share anything that you find of interest.


DJ Munro.