ALL PULP BEST SELLER LIST-FEBRUARY 4, 2013
(Concept Originated by Barry Reese)
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All Pulp’s New Pulp Bestseller List
Welcome to the first installment of All Pulp’s New Pulp Best Seller List, originally created by Barry Reese! Before we get to what you’re all waiting for, here are the rules by which this little list comes together.
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!
This list only tracks PRINT sales. Exactly how Amazon calculates these 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 February 4, 2013.
3) In order to keep the focus on new releases, eligible works must have been published within the last three months. So, since this list is being done on February 4, 2013, we are only looking at books published since November 4, 2012. Please keep that in mind before complaining that Title X is not listed. Also, keep in mind that for the most part, we are tracking sales from smaller and mid level press publishers who actively publish New Pulp material. We won’t generally track sales from Simon and Schuster or places like that — they have the New York Times Bestseller List for that. If one of the major publishers starts doing The Shadow or something, we’ll track that, but some publishers will not be listed here in order to keep the focus on the publishers actively working to produce and promote New Pulp.
Like the name suggests, we’re tracking “New” pulp —not sales rankings for reprints of classic material. In order for something to qualify for this list, it has to be at least 50% new material that has not been printed in book form before.
5) We are human. If you are aware of a title that should be listed below (keeping in mind all the rules above), please let us know and we will make sure to remedy the situation.
6) This information is garnered mostly from All Pulp, New Pulp, the Pulp Factory mailing list and a few other sites. If you think we might miss your release, let us know in advance — drop All Pulp a line and tell us 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, Consulting Detective, Volume 4 by Various (Airship 27, January 19, 2012) – 32,920
2) Finn’s Golem by Gregg Taylor ( Autogyro, January 10, 2013) -311,836
3) Fight Card: Bluff City Brawler by Heath Lowrance as Jack Tunney (Fight Card, January 31, 2013) – 631,972
4) Prohibition by Terrence McCauley, (Airship 27, December 15, 2012) – 637,244
5) The Fangslinger and the Preacher by Bret Lee Hart (Western Trail Blazer, January 3, 2013) – 671, 250
6) The New Adventures of the Griffon by Various (Pro Se Productions, January 17, 2013) – 696, 054
7) The Studio Specter by W. Peter Miller (Uchronic Books, January 5, 2013) – 782,506
8 ) Sentinels: Metalgod by Van Plexico (White Rocket Books, December 10, 2012) – 1,497,017
9) Three Against the Stars by Joe Bonadonna (Airship 27, November 26, 2012) – 1,500,519
10) Pro Se Presents # 16 by Various (Pro Se Press, January 8, 2013) – 1,682,166
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Just missing the list were: Tier Zero by Henry Brown ( Virtual Pulp, January 13, 2013) – 1,706,803, Prophecy’s Gambit by Nancy Hansen (Pro Se Press, January 3, 2012) – 1,792,739, and Whack Job by Mike Baron (December 25, 2012)-1,194,265.
Although not as soft as the most recent and last list byBarry, there’s still plenty of room for titles to climb. Airship 27 Productions comes roaring in with their latest Sherlock Holmes collection, proving what this list has shown frequently– Classic characters rise to the top. A few new entries make the list as well from Publishers that we’ll hopefully see more of.
One of the plans we have for this list is to make it a truly comprehensive New Pulp list focused on Small and Midlevel Publishers. We’ll continually be adding publishers into the mix as we discover them, so if you know of a book or Publisher we should be keeping up with, let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Also, the All Pulp New Pulp Ebook Best Seller List will debut this Friday here on All Pulp! This list will track only Kindle sales with rankings posted on Amazon. Again, if you know a book we need to include (no short stories sold as Kindle singles please), then give us a shot at email@example.com.
This week, Airship 27 leads the pack with three titles in the top ten, followed by Pro Se with Two, and Autogyro, Fight Card, Western Trail Blazer, Uchronic Books, and White Rocket Books all garnering one. But, as Barry always said, Take it with a grain of salt, folks.