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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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All Pulp’s New Pulp Bestseller List!
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 allpulp@yahoo.com.

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 allpulp@yahoo.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.


The Pulp Factory’s annual award nominations were announced today and some of New Pulp’s finest received nominations.

The 2012 Pulp Factory Award categories include Best Pulp Novel, Best Pulp Short Story, Best Pulp Cover, and Best Pulp Interior Illustrations. Nominations and voting is conducted by members on The Pulp Factory, but you do not have to be a member to be nominated or to win. Award winners are announced and presented at the Windy City Paper & Pulp convention in Lombard, IL April 12 – 14, 2013.

Congratulations to all nominated and best of luck, pulpsters.

Here are the nominees:


( ) Dynasty of Mars by Ian Watson – White Rocket Books.
( ) Blood of the Centipede by Chuck Miller – Pro Se Productions
( ) The Lone Ranger : Vendetta by Howard Hopkins – Moonstone Books


( ) The Ghoul by Ron Fortier (Monster Aces – Pro Se Productions)
( ) Wounds by Andrew Salmon (The Ruby Files – Airship 27 Productions)
( ) Die Giftig Lilie by Sean Taylor (The Ruby Files – Airship 27 Productions)
( ) Case of the Wayward Brother by Bobby Nash (The Ruby Files – Airship 27)
( ) Sinbad and the Sapphire of the Djinn by Ian Watson
(Sinbad The New Adventures – Airship 27 Productions)


( ) Blackthorn – Dynasty of Mars by Adam Diller (White Rocket Books)
( ) The Infernal Buddha by Joe Devito (Altus Press)
( ) The Ruby Files by Mark Wheatley (Airship 27 Productions)


( ) Rob Davis – Secret Agent X Vol IV (Airship 27 Productions)
( ) George Sellas – Tales of the Rook (Pro Se Productions)
( ) Rob Moran – The Ruby Files (Airship 27 Productions)
( ) Ralf van der Hoeven – Sinbad The New Voyages (Airship 27 Productions)

These 12 companies were represented in the nominations:
Airship 27 Productions
Pro Se Productions
White Rocket Books
Moonstone Books
MV Media LLC
Altus Press
Uchronic Press
Pulp Obscura
Hard Case Crime
Black Library
Q & W Publishers



CAPTAIN HAZZARD The Citadel of Fear By Ron Fortier & Martin Powell NEW AIRSHIP 27 EDITION 

Airship 27 Productions is happy to once again announce the availability of its second Captain Hazzard adventure; Citadel of Fear by Ron Fortier & Martin Powell.

 In 2011 Airship 27 Productions parted ways with their former publisher and many of their titles soon sold out at distributors such as Amazon etc. Eventually copies could only be found at various independent bookstores selling for exorbitant prices.

“It was always our intention to get all our titles back out in these new Airship 27 editions,” explains Managing Editor & Co-author Fortier. “Of course we have to juggle doing these reprint editions around our schedule for releasing new titles. It’s not always an easy task. Over the past year, many Captain Hazzard fans have written us complaining of the book’s unavailability at a fair and reasonable price.”

Fortier also notes that the remaining two Captain Hazzard novels that he has written; Curse of the Red Maggot and Cavemen of New York will also be offered in new editions as time allows. “Obviously it’s our goal to have all of them up soon and we thank our loyal fans for their patience in this process.”

When scientists from all studies begin disappearing, Captain Hazzard and his team of adventures take up the mystery which leads them to a secluded city of wonders deep within Rocky Mountains ruled by the daughter of a would-be world conqueror. The book is the first co-writing venture between Fortier and Powell, long time friends and features interior illustrations by Art Director Rob Davis with a stunning cover by Laura Givens.  

Fortier is currently writing a fifth Captain Hazzard novel he hopes to have completed soon.

 CAPTAIN HAZZARD – CITADEL OF FEAR Now available at – Create Space (https://www.createspace.com/4148616_) Soon at Amazon and Kindle. Currently still available at their website – (http://robmdavis.com/Airship27Hangar/index.airshipHangar.html)


Cover Art: Chad Hardin
Vol. 4 Back Cover


Airship 27 Productions proudly announces the release of the fourth volume in its most successful anthology series to date; SHERLOCK HOLMES – CONSULTING DETECTIVE.  “These are the books our fans keeping demanding more of,” reported Ron Fortier, Managing Editor of Airship 27.  “Readers around the world just can’t seem to get enough of the Great Detective.  Considering the popularity of shows such as SHERLOCK on BBC and ELEMENTARY on NBC, it’s clearly obvious that the crime solving team of Holmes and Dr. Watson are still as popular as ever.”

The time and place, Victorian England on the cusp of a new century where the marvels of science will spur the Industrial Revolution to new heights of cultural wonder. And yet amidst this societal upheaval, the dark elements of human kind continue to worm their way through the streets of London and its surrounding countryside.  Murder and mayhem remain and thus the work of Sherlock Holmes continues; his powers of deductive reasoning the crucial bulwark to stem this tide of villainy.

Vol. 1

Here are five new adventures of Holmes and Dr.Watson written in the traditional style of his creator, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.  Writers I.A. Watson, Aaron Smith, Bradley H. Sinor, Bill Thinnes and Andrew Salmon deliver a quintet of truly memorable cases to challenge the famous crime fighting duo.  From the murder of a man who collects clockwork automatons to the theft of a valued Japanese sword, our heroes are once again called into action confronting a diverse set of mysteries guaranteed to entice the world’s greatest Consulting Detective.

Fortier relishes the debut of this new volume considering the overwhelming acclaim of the first three in the series.  “Amongst those books were four Pulp Factory Award winners,” he recalls happily.  “Two for Best Pulp Short Story of the Year, one for Best Pulp Cover and another for Best Interior Artwork.  The literary and artistic bars for this series have been set extremely high and we would have it no other way.”

Vol. 2

The Pulp Factory Awards denoting the best pulp story and art from the previous year are voted on by the members of the Pulp Factory Yahoo Group and presented to the winners each year at the Windy City Paper & Pulp Show.

Sporting a cover by Chad Hardin with interior illustrations and design by Rob Davis, the
fourth volume in this bestselling series also features a fascinating essay, “The Mystery of
Mr. Holmes,” by I.A. Watson.  Here is grand adventure as Sherlock Homes fans around
the world have come to expect from Airship 27 Productions.

Vol. 3


Now Available at Create Space – (https://www.createspace.com/4137813)
At the Airship 27 Website – (http://robmdavis.com/Airship27Hangar/index.airshipHangar.html)
At Amazon & Kindle within a week.
Then at Indy Planet (http://indyplanet.com/store/)

Volumes 1, 2, and 3 are still available.

Airship 27’s Ron Fortier discussed Sherlock Holmes – Consulting Detective Vol. 4 on the Earth Station One podcast. You can listen to that conversation here.


On his blog, New Pulp Author Jim Beard shared a brief sneak peek from the upcoming SGT. JANUS RETURNS release from Airship 27 Productions.

You can read a short excerpt from “Dig Deep the Well,” the first story in SGT. JANUS RETURNS here.


Art: Eric Hurley

New Pulp Publisher Airship 27 Productions has announced their 2013 Mars McCoy Space Ranger plans. The second volume of the pulp prose anthology series featuring the character will be available in early 2013 as well as in comic books. There is an 8 pg. Mars McCoy comic strip in development written by Mike Baron with art by Eric Hurley, as seen above.


Pro Se Productions, a leading Publisher of Genre Fiction and New Pulp, announces the release of the latest work from one of Pro Se’s most prolific and popular authors, the imagination behind the Pro Se Imprint, Hansen’s Way-Nancy A. Hansen!

From Fantasy Author Nancy A. Hansen’s very own imprint- Hansen’s Way- Comes PROPHECY’S GAMBIT, the follow up novel to Hansen’s stunning best selling novel debut FORTUNE’S PAWN!

 Left to pick up the pieces of a life in upheaval after her harrowing adventures in FORTUNE’S PAWN, young Callie makes a disconcerting discovery: she is carrying the child of a clandestine and forbidden union. While the mundane existence of a barmaid in a frontier town holds its own challenges, the world around her is realigning in a most sinister and dangerous way. Calculating eyes, benevolent and malicious, are now turned in her direction; and Callie finds herself in the midst of ever-increasing intrigue to control her destiny. Will this headstrong and courageous young woman—who has within her the spark of life that could bring together a diverse legion of defenders—survive long enough to carry this pregnancy to term? Or will Callie forfeit her place in legend and history to protect the shameful secret of her unborn child’s heritage and unknowingly sacrifice everyone else’s hopes and dreams in the process? Find out in PROPHECY’S GAMBIT by Nancy Hansen-part of her Hansen’s Way imprint from Pro Se Productions!  Featuring Cover Art by Terry Pavlet, Format and Design by Sean E. Ali, and Ebook Design and Format by Russ Anderson!

Available at Amazon in print-  http://tinyurl.com/9w7upok  Also available at at Pro Se’s Createspace store- 
http://tinyurl.com/arghf3r for $15.00And for $2.99 on your Kindle at http://tinyurl.com/agol29y.   The Ebook is also available at www.smashwords.com and for your Nook at http://www.barnesandnoble.com.

A writer of fantasy and adventure fiction for over 20 years, Nancy Hansen is the author of the novel FORTUNE’S PAWN, and anthologies TALES OF THE VAGABOND BARDS and THE HUNTRESS OF GREENWOOD— all available from Pro Se Press under her imprint Hansen’s Way. Her short stories have been featured in many issues of Pro Se Presents. She is also Assistant Editor and head cheerleader for the company. She has contributed stories to both Airship 27 and Mechanoid Press anthologies as well. Nancy currently resides in beautiful rural northeastern Connecticut with an eclectic cast of family members, and one very spoiled dog.

Pro Se Productions-www.prosepulp.com

For Review Copies and Interviews with the Author, please email proseproductions@earthlink.net


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Airship 27 Productions‘ Ron Fortier shared the back cover for the New Pulp Publisher’s upcoming Sherlock Holmes anthology series, Consulting Detective. The new volume four is scheduled to premiere in late January 2013. Design courtesy of Rob Davis.

Also, Fortier will join other Holmes writers and fans on episode 145 of the Earth Station One podcast, coming later this week.


White Rocket Books leads the pack this week on New Pulp Author Barry Reese’s weekly New Pulp Top Ten Bestseller List. Get the full story here.

1) The Golden Age by Jeff Deischer (White Rocket Books, October 2012) – 216,583
2) Prohibition by Terrence McCauley (Airship 27, December 2012) – 440,544
3) Prophecy’s Gambit by Nancy Hansen (Pro Se Press, January 2012) – 502,801
4) Sentinels: Metalgod by Van Plexico (White Rocket Books, December 2012) – 537,175
5) The Spider: Shadow of Evil by C.J. Henderson and J. Anthony Kosar (Moonstone Books, October 2012) – 868,197

6) Pro Se Presents # 15 by Various (Pro Se Press, November 2012) – 1,104,914
7) Horror Heroes by Various (Pulp Empire, October 2012) – 1,631,633
8 ) Helmet Head by Mike Baron (November 2012) – 1,755,536
9) Sha’Daa: Pawns (Volume 3) by Various (Perseid Publishing, October 2012) – 1,995,613
10) Monster Aces by Various (Pro Se Press, October 2012) – 2,144,926

Just missing the list were: Secret Agent “X” – Volume Four by Various (Airship 27, October 2012) – 2,244,756, Pro Se Presents # 14 by Various (Pro Se Press, October 2012) – 2,287,193 and Doc Claus by Various (Pulp Empire, December 2012) – 2,636,944.

Congratulations to those who made the list.



Three of the finest New Pulp Writers will be appearing at this year’s Windy City Paper and Pulp Show to autograph their new Airship 27 Productions titles on Saturday, 13th April.
Each of the three is a professional writer of note and last year released their first novels for Airship 27 Productions which will be sponsoring their appearances at the con. 
DAVID C. SMITH – CALL OF SHADOWS – has written over twenty novels primarily in the sword and sorcery, fantasy and horror genres. He has written and co-authored eight pastiches featuring Robert E. Howard’s characters, including six starring Red Sonja with Richard L. Tierney. Smith, his wife, Janine, and daughter, Lily, live in Palatine, Ilinois.  CALL OF SHADOWS is the story of a modern day wizard living in Chicago today and his struggles against an evil warlock obsessed with destroying him.
JOE BONADONNA – THREE AGAINST THE STARS – has published many short stories and a novel.  He’s written several screenplays, one entitled “Magicians” is now in the hands of a director. He is a former member of the Chicago Screenwriters Network and has lectured on the history of science fiction, horror and fantasy in films. He recently sold a novella, “The Order of the Serpent,” to Weird Tales Magazine.  THREE AGAINST THE STARS is a fast paced military sci-fi actioner set against the landscape of an alien empire and mankind’s struggles to secure a foothold amongst the distant galaxies.
TERRENCE McCAULEY – PROHIBITION – a New York resident, he has sold dozens of short stories for various anthologies and is a devotee of noir films particularly those set in New York. His protagonist in PROHIBITION is former professional boxer Terry Quinn, now an enforcer for the Irish Mob in Hell’s Kitchen.  Later this year, a prequel story detailing Quinn’s fighting days will be featured in the highly popular New Pulp series, FIGHT CARD from editor/publisher Paul Bishop.
All signings will take place on Saturday April 13that the Airship 27 Productions tables.
The schedule is as follows –
David C. Smith – 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 Noon.
Joe Bonadonna – 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Terrence McCauley –  3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Now in its 13th year, the Windy City Paper & Pulp Show is one of the premier gatherings of pulp, comics and paperback collectors in the country.  The show runs from April 12-14.  You can learn more about the con, its location and how to register at their on-line site.  (http://windycitypulpandpaper.com/home/)
Airship 27 Productions was created six years ago by writer Ron Fortier and artist Rob Davis to support pulp fandom by producing new pulp fiction starring classic and new pulp heroes in both novels and anthologies.  Since their beginning Airship 27 Productions has published over fifty titles featuring some of the finest professional writers and artists while at the same time providing a showcase for newer talent.  Today their titles are available at Amazon, many on Kindle and they offer audio recordings several books.  You can learn more about the company at their on-line site.