Monday, March 26, 2012

New Pulp Best Seller List (Based on Amazon Sales Ranks 3/26/12)

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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 morning March 26, 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 March 2012, I’m only looking at books published since December 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.
6) I get most of my information from All Pulp, New Pulp, the Pulp Factory mailing list and a few other sites. If you think I might miss your release, let me know in advance — drop me a line and tell me when it’s being released.
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) Sherlock Holmes: The Crossovers Casebook by Various (Moonstone Books, March 2012) – 42,418
Under the Moons of Mars by Various (Simon & Schuster, February 2012) – 52,730
Sherlock Holmes: The Baron’s Revenge by Gary Lovisi (Airship 27, February 2012) – 68,347
Doc Savage: Horror in Gold by Will Murray (Altus Press, December 2011) – 124,566
5) New Adventures of Thunder Jim Wade (Pro Se Press, March 2012) – 287,285
6) The Moon Man Volume One by Various (Airship 27, March 2012) – 591,926
7) Heroes of Mars by Various (Pulp Empire, February 2012) – 1,001,437
8 ) Pro Se Presents # 8 by Various (Pro Se Press, March 2012) – 1,178,142
9) Ruby Files Volume One by Various (Airship 27, March 2012) – 1,281,470
10) The Adventures of Dodge Dalton on the High Road to Oblivion by Sean Ellis (Seven Realms, January 2011) – 1,325,354
Just missing the list were: Tales of the Vagabond Bards by Nancy Hansen (Pro Se Press, January 2012) – 1,666,523, Pro Se Presents # 7 by Various (Pro Se Press, February 2012) – 1,779,474 and Split Decision: Fight Card by Eric Beetner (Fight Card Productions, December 2011) – 1,828,757.
Quite an interesting week for the list! The popularity of Holmes is very clear, as Moonstone snags the # 1 spot while Airship reaches a very strong # 3. The John Carter movie’s troubles don’t seem to be affecting Under the Moons of Mars, which continues to sell very well, even though it slips from the top spot this week — and check out # 7, where another Mars-related book is doing well. The Doc Savage novel, Horror in Gold, drops to # 4, the first time it’s been out of the top three in its run. Pro Se debuts the newest Pulp Obscura book at # 5 while the Ruby Files cracks the top ten at # 9.
Airship 27 leads the way with three books in the Top Ten (#s 3, 6 and 9), followed by Pro Se Press with two (#s 5 and 8).
Take it all with a grain of salt, folks.

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