Monday, January 9, 2012

Smashwords Author Darcie Chan Hits #1 in Apple iBookstore

Congrats to Smashwords author Darcie Chan, who today rose to become the #1 bestseller at the Apple iBookstore with her ebook, The Mill River Recluse.

This weekend, Apple promoted the book in an email blast to its customers, recommending it as one of their "Buzz Books."

In a further sign that self-published titles are gaining cachet with customers, Apple's promo celebrated the title's self-published background, stating, "The self-published phenomenon is dazzling readers everywhere."

If you're looking for a great read, check it out at the Apple iBookstore. It's also distributed by Smashwords to Barnes & Noble, Sony, Diesel and Kobo.
The description:
Disfigured by the blow of an abusive husband, and suffering her entire life with severe social anxiety disorder, the widow Mary McAllister hasn't been seen by the people of Mill River, Vermont, in almost sixty years. Only Father Michael O'Brien, the town's elderly priest, knows Mary and the secret she keeps -- one that, once revealed, will change all of their lives forever.
For More on Darcie Chan, visit her Smashwords Author Page or her personal website. Also check out the feature on her in the Wall Street Journal from a few weeks back.