Tuesday, February 21, 2012

New Pulp Best Seller List (Based on Amazon Sales Ranks 2/20/12)

It’s that time again! Before I unveil the Top Ten, let’s go over a few of the ground rules, shall we? Those of you who have been keeping up with the list for awhile will notice a few changes in how I’m doing the list!
1) This list only tracks sales through AMAZON. It does not keep track of sales through Barnes and Noble, face-to-face or anything else!
2) This list only tracks PRINT sales. We do not currently track e-books. Exactly how Amazon calculates those things is mostly a trade secret and they vary wildly from day to day. If I checked this tomorrow, the list could be very different. This list reflects sales ranks as of Monday February 20, 2012.
3) In order to keep the focus on new releases, eligible works must have been published within three months of the current date. So, since this list is being done in February 2012, I’m only looking at books published since November 2011. Please keep that in mind before complaining that Title X is not listed.
4) I am no longer tracking pre-release orders. Some publishers never actually release their books and when they do, it’s months after they were supposed to be released. Everything listed in the Top Ten is currently for sale.
5) I am human. I make mistakes. If you are aware of a title that should be listed below (keeping in mind all the rules above), please let me know and I will make sure to remedy the situation.
Without further ado, here’s the completely and totally unofficial New Pulp bestseller list as of right now (title, then publisher, then release date, then sales rank):
1) Under the Moons of Mars by Various (Simon & Schuster, February 2012) – 8,377
2) Doc Savage: Horror in Gold by Will Murray (Altus Press, December 2011) – 29,707
3) Sherlock Holmes: The Baron’s Revenge by Gary Lovisi (Airship 27, February 2012) – 137,972
4) The Adventures of Dodge Dalton on the High Road to Oblivion by Sean Ellis (Seven Realms, January 2011) – 227,424
5) Deathwalker by R.A. Jones (Airship 27, February 2012) – 687,578
6) Challenger Storm: Isle of Blood (Airship 27, November 2011) -763,731
7) Felony Fists: Fight Card by Paul Bishop (Fight Card Productions, November 2011) – 1,148,963
8 ) The Adventures of Fortune McCall by Derrick Ferguson (Pro Se Press, December 2011) – 1,259,187
9) The New Adventures of Richard Knight by Various (Pro Se Press, January 2012) – 1,495,157
10) Tales of the Shadowmen Volume 8: Agents Provocateurs (Black Coat Press, November 2011) - 1,826,497
Just missing the list was Tales of the Vagabond Bards by Nancy Hansen (Pro Se Press, January 2012) – 1,838,494 and Pro Se Presents # 6 by Various (Pro Se Press, January 2012) – 2,028,839.
The big guns remain locked in at # 1 & 2. After that, you have something interesting developing as Airship 27 and Pro Se Press definitely seem to be the biggest of the smaller press New Pulp publishers, with Airship staking out spots 3, 5 & 6, while Pro Se comes in at 8 & 9, along with two books that just miss cracking the top ten.
Special mention has to go out to Seven Realms’ new Dodge Dalton book, which is providing a very strong showing.
Take it all with a grain of salt, folks.

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