Friday, February 3, 2012

Ellora's Cave book makes bestseller list!

Congratulations to Laurann Dohner for her climb to the bestseller list!  We've read her books, and can definitely tell why she made the list.  Below is the email Ellora's Cave sent us to let us know.  Again, congratulations!


When Jaid Black started Ellora’s Cave in 2000, she never dreamed that her little ebook publishing company would one day publish a New York Times bestseller. Now, Brawn by Laurann Dohner made the New York Times ebook and the USA Today bestseller lists.

Ms. Black said in a Facebook post after learning the news last week, “This event is momentous for us, not only because we made the list, but also because Ms. Dohner has published exclusively with Ellora’s Cave.” In fact, Laurann Dohner recently signed a 75-book contract with Ellora’s Cave.

Ms. Dohner responded, writing, “I had a dream once, wrote for a lot of years, and Ellora’s Cave took a chance and signed me to my first book. They’ve shown me love, support and so have so many of the wonderful authors who write for EC. They are my extended family and every day I feel blessed to be a part of Ellora’s Cave. A special thanks to Jaid especially for offering me the 75-book deal. I know a lot of people thought it was crazy, but I love EC, Jaid, and I could not be happier!”

“Laurann so deserves this,” said Ms. Black. “She is one of the nicest people I’ve ever met. And she’s a talented and hard-working writer. I am so proud of her.”

Ellora’s Cave CEO Patty Marks, was also thrilled. “Over the past couple of years, we have put a lot of thought and experimentation into various strategies to help our authors have a positive publishing experience and get the most out of their books, in terms of sales. We resisted the emerging in trend in digital publishing of putting bargain basement prices on our books to sell more. We really felt that it devalued the authors and their work. Making the lists with a digital book at a reasonable price proves that you don’t have to practically give them away to sell well. Quality does win out in the end.”

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