Number one bestseller on Amazon UK for YA historical fiction (and for historical thrillers)


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 .

* #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 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.

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** Update: Slave to Fortune returned to the #1 bestseller spot on Amazon (UK) for YA historical fiction in October 2017. It also made the number one spot for Historical Thrillers on Amazon UK.