E-book bestsellers breakdown: Desert island romance

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This new weekly feature tells the backstory of how one e-book became a bestseller, and highlights bestselling titles that are selling better in digital than in print.

This week’s featured title

The book: „On the Island“ by Tracey Garvis-Graves (self-published, $2.99). „On the Island“ is #8 on the New York Times e-book bestseller list this week, and #16 on the USA today list.

Garvis-Graves lives in Des Moines, Iowa with her family and had „a day job until last Friday.“ It was a contract position and she doesn’t usually work summers, so that she can be with her kids. This year, she left her contract a little early to focus on her second book before her kids get out of school.

Copies sold: 157,291 since its release in September 2011.

What it’s about: „On the Island“ is a contemporary romance about an English teacher and her student. They get stranded…

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