UPDATE: These posts were both informative and fun to do. But, alas. Amazon decided to do away with the lists of top authors in various genres in 2019. If it ever comes back, I’ll start posting them again.
It’s a new day; it’s a new year. So who is holding the top ten spot for historical romance authors? Well, here’s the list, and interesting enough, there is a lot of crossover at the moment between true historical romance versus historical fiction.
By Diana Gabaldon’s own admission, her books are not historical romance. Philippa Gregory is in the number two spot, and she’s definitely historical fiction. How do they get there? Well, when books are loaded for sale into Amazon, publishers and authors can choose two categories to list their books. Most who write historical romance also choose historical fiction and sometimes other categories.
A few of the names are regulars in the top ten, such as Kathyrn Le Veque and Christi Caldwell, but an old favorite has made it this time around – Jane Austen. I wonder what she would think about being in the top ten over two hundred years later?
Here are your top ten for January 1, 2019.
- Diana Gabaldon
- Philippa Gregory
- Fiona Valpy
- Sally Britton
- Dragonblade Publishing (Various Authors)
- Kathryn Le Veque
- Christi Caldwell
- Natasha Lester
- Jane Austen
- Scarlett Scott
Below is a sample of their most popular books.