I’m in the Top 100 – Thank you!

For the second month running, I’m in the list of IReaderReview.com’s Top 100 Indie Authors! It is an honour to have my name listed with some of my favourite authors and also to be one of only two non-fiction authors on the list.

The list is based on the previous months’ book sales, so it is you I have to thank for buying The Anne Boleyn Collection and The Fall of Anne Boleyn: A Countdown – thank you!

I have been blown away by the support I have received and please know that I am eternally grateful. I feel truly blessed to be able to research the Boleyns and Tudor history on a full-time basis.

You can see the Top 100 list at Top 100 Indie Authors for July 2012. I’m at 77!

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15 thoughts on “I’m in the Top 100 – Thank you!”
  1. Oh well done Claire!
    You deserve it for all the hard work and passion you put into this.
    I am really thrilled for you.

    Now what is your next project (book) to be ????

    1. I’ve got three projects on the go:

      1. A joint project with Tim which is due for release on 31st July and is on self-publishing – see interviewswithindieauthors.com. We will announce it properly in the next few days.
      2. Tudor Spoofs – I have finally persuaded our anonymous spoof writer to let me publish the spoofs she wrote for The AB Files plus her other spoofs which have never been seen before. The working title is “The Merry Wives of Henry VIII – A Tudor Spoof Collection”. Aiming for an early autumn release.
      3. The Tudors Through the Year – An ‘on this day in history’ book focusing on the Tudor period. I’m working hard on this at the moment and am aiming for an autumn release.

      I also have other book projects! I just don’t sleep, it’s so over-rated!

      Thank you for your kind words, Maggyann, and thank you for your support and encouragement xx

      1. Congratulations Claire.
        What the independent author/publisher needs is a fair and reasonable deal with the big distributors like Gardners, who are asking for anything between 40-60% discount; 40% is just possible, but a 60% cut for them is too much for me and many others to stomach. Wherever my books have been seen they have sold well, but the marketing exposure and distribution are the hardest part, especially from an area outside of London. Look forward to reading what you and Tim have to say.

        1. The book is a collection of interviews with self-published authors who share their stories and also advice for those considering self-publishing or new self-published authors. You can read my thoughts on it all over at the website and in today’s post there – http://www.interviewswithindieauthors.com/why-i-chose-indie-publishing-claire-ridgway/. My own experience talking with agents and publishers is that they really expect the author to do as much marketing as possible, themselves, these days and one of the reasons they were interested in me was because I already had a platform to market to – my websites. I have found Amazon Create Space and KDP very fair with royalties and if you go with their expanded distribution then booksellers can order books from them. It’s a reduced royalty but much fairer than the discounts you’re talking about.

  2. Congratulations Claire! This is so well deserved. As I have said to you before, I couldn’t believe my luck when I discovered your site and the two books. I really look forward to your next projects. I just love your day–to–day accounts of Tudor happenings.

    Your lack of time to sleep brings me back a few years when sleep seemed a waste of valuable time. Thanks again Claire.

  3. Congrats Claire!!! Thats amazing news!! Ever since i found your site i have enjoyed coming here and reading your daily articles and talking with other people, also i have enjoyed reading your books and i cant wait to see what other projects you have in store!! Like i said congrats you deserve it after all the hard work you have put into your books and site!!! Way to go!!! 🙂

  4. Congrats Claire! – I recently purchased hard copies of both your Anne Boleyn books and I enjoyed them very much. Here in Canada we have (in addition to Kindle) the Kobo e-reader and unfortunately I can’t purchase e-reader versions of your books for my Kobo as Amazon doesn’t seem to support it. However, the paper versions were reasonably priced and I received them quite quickly,

    Keep up the good work!


  5. Congratulations Claire, SO well deserved is great that you get to work on what you love. I’m so looking forward to those spoofs! I love them!!!. I appreciate the author’s wit!
    About the sleep thing, my boyfriend always says tha he’ll sleep when he’s dead. He’s a workoholic! I have to push him out the door to take a ride on his motorcycle. I tell him: I want to say in your eulogy that you died with the wind in your hair, the sunshine on your face doing what you love, riding motorcylces, a thousand times better than with a sob in my throat “b-b-b-b-before he d-d-d-d-died, he helped me mop the floors, waaahhh”
    yes,I know, I’m not right in the head. 😉

  6. Claire,That very best wishes thats GREAT!!! Who knows maybe top ten,as I say shoot for the stars anything is possible,also check on shipping. Warmest Wishes Baroness

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