Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Bestsellers of All Time – Part 2

Special thanks to Kris Vetter for another insightful post! 

Lerner Digital recently began reviewing our print sales figures to create a list of bestsellers to make sure we offer them in various digital formats. Along the way, we discovered the top three bestselling Lerner books of all time. We hope you check them out!

All three titles are currently available digitally. Today as Part 2 of our two-part blog post, we will unveil Lerner Publishing’s second and first bestselling titles of all time. Drumroll please…

#2 – Kate Shelley and the Midnight Express

Available in English and Spanish as a story book and in English as a graphic novel as well as an audio-enhanced eReadalong, Kate Shelley and the Midnight Express is about the historical railroad heroine who had to get to the train station in time to stop the midnight express.

When a heavy storm destroyed the bridge over Honey Creek, near Kate Shelley's home in Moingona, Iowa, fifteen-year-old Kate bravely rushed out into the storm, saving the lives of two men and preventing hundreds of other lives from being lost. This is the true story of a young girl's resourcefulness and courage in the face of great danger.
Digital records show that the book is about to pass the 200,000 copies mark, but older, hand-written records show there are well over 200,000 copies in print! We are releasing fixed-layout eBook versions in January 2016.

Purchase multi-user eBooks of Kate Shelley and the Midnight Express here in English or here in Spanish. Enjoy graphic novels? Purchase this title as a graphic novel here. Like audio narration? Purchase this title as an eReadalong here.

#1 – Keep the Lights Burning, Abbie

Available in English and Spanish as a story book and in English as a graphic novel as well as an audio-enhanced eReadalong, Keep the Lights Burning, Abbie is the exciting true story of young Abbie Burgess, who in 1856 single-handedly kept the lighthouse lamps lit during a tremendous storm off the coast of Maine. Abbie was afraid. She had never had to keep the lights burning by herself, but many lives depended on the lighthouse and Papa was depending on Abbie.

Digital records show that the book is about to pass 365,000 copies, but older, hand-written records show there are over 400,000 copies in print! We are releasing fixed-layout eBook versions in January 2016.

Purchase multi-user eBooks of Keep the Lights Burning, Abbie here in English or here in Spanish. Enjoy graphic novels? Purchase this title as a graphic novel here. Like audio narration? Purchase this title as an eReadalong here.

We are amazed how these true stories of young heroines have endured throughout time. Kate and Abbie (as they are affectionately referred to around here) have been around for 25 and 30 years respectively. It’s wonderful when stories are shared from one generation to the next. We are so proud of these books, and we hope you check them out in one of our new digital formats!

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