Samhain Publishing’s eBook "Chasin’ Eight" hits NYT Bestseller List/USA Today List

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Lorelei James’ newest Rough Riders novel "Chasin' Eight" has landed the highest position to date for a digital-first published author, on both the NYT and USA Today Bestseller lists. "Chasin' Eight" is only available in eBook format.

International publisher Samhain Publishing® today announced that author Lorelei James’ eBook romance "Chasin’ Eight", released June 28, 2011, has landed on the New York Times Bestseller list for eBook Fiction (20) and the USA Today List (83) for eBooks and print books. "Chasin’ Eight" is only available in eBook format.

“Lorelei James is one of the brightest stars in publishing,” said Christina Brashear, president, Samhain Publishing. “Her position on both lists is the highest ranking to date for any digital-first published author, and we’re thrilled that she was able to achieve this at Samhain.”

In an acknowledgment of the growing sales and influence of digital publishing, The New York Times recently began publishing e-book bestseller 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 bestseller 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.

About Samhain Publishing

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® 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 online at

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