Samhain Publishing’s eBook "Colters’ Daughter" hits NYT Best Seller List/USA Today Extended List

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International publisher Samhain Publishing, Ltd. today announced that author Maya Banks’ eBook romance "Colters’ Daughter", released February 1, 2011, has landed on the Feb. 20 New York Times Best Seller List (21) for eBooks and the USA Today Extended List (114) for eBooks and print books. It's the first appearance on any NYT Best Seller List for a digital-first publisher.

International publisher Samhain Publishing, Ltd. today announced that author Maya Banks’ eBook romance "Colters’ Daughter", released February 1, 2011, has landed on the Feb. 20 edition of the New York Times Best Seller List (position: 21) for eBooks, and on the USA Today Extended List (position: 114) for eBooks and print books. "Colters’ Daughter" is only available in eBook format, and its listing represents the first time a digital-first publisher has been listed on any NYT Best Seller List.

“We are thrilled to see Maya recognized for her extraordinary work,” said Christina Brashear, publisher, Samhain Publishing. “We look forward to seeing many Samhain authors included on both of these prestigious lists in the future.” You can read more about "Colters' Daughter" at http://store.samhainpublishing.com/colters-daughter-p-6246.html

In an acknowledgment of the growing sales and influence of digital publishing, The New York Times recently began publishing e-book best seller lists in fiction and nonfiction. The lists are compiled from weekly data from publishers, chain bookstores, independent booksellers and online retailers, among other sources. Since 1935 The Times has published best seller lists, widely considered the industry standard. Best seller lists are also published by Publishers Weekly, a trade publication, and newspapers including The Los Angeles Times and USA Today.

The USA Today Best Selling Book List is different from the NYT model, in that it combines both eBook and traditional print books in the same list.

You can access the lists at the following links:

New York Times: http://www.nytimes.com/best-sellers-books/e-book-fiction/list.html
USA Today: http://content.usatoday.com/life/books/booksdatabase/default.aspx

About Samhain Publishing, Ltd.

Launched in 2005 with a vision of bringing extraordinary fiction to compulsive readers (who sometimes can’t wait for a book to actually be printed), Samhain Publishing, Ltd. is an international publisher of ebook and traditional print fiction. One of the most prominent voices of original ebook fiction, Samhain represents some of today’s brightest authors of romance and horror fiction. To learn why at Samhain “…it’s all about the story”, visit Samhain Publishing, Ltd. Online at http://www.samhainpublishing.com.

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