Cheers for Amazon Publishing with first No 1 bestseller breakthrough

Amazon Publishing got their first No 1 bestseller this week when The Barkeep by William Lashner hit the top spot in the Digital Book World list.

The company had four ebooks in the top 11 and the other three are:

  • Mint Juleps and Justice by Nancy Naigle – in fourth place.
  • When I Found You by Catherine Ryan Hyde – at No 9.
  • The Line by J.D. Horn, in 11th spot.

The Barkeep has become a fast-seller on Kindle very quickly since official publication on February 1 and has already amassed over 850 reviews.

Thriller writer William Lashner had several previous bestsellers with Harper during the Noughties, including The Accounting, Blood and Bone and A Killer’s Kiss. Before becoming a novelist, he was a prosecutor with the Department of Justice in Washington DC.

Lashner had a short story published in Amazon Publishing’s debut collection of short fiction on its Storyfront platform in December last year.