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Soderbergh’s “Last” Film, Side Effects, Due on Disc in May

SideEffects_Final-PosterUniversal City, California – From Academy Award®-winning director Steven Soderbergh (Traffic, Contagion) comes this suspenseful tale of intrigue starring Channing Tatum (Magic Mike, 21 Jump Street), Academy Award® nominees Rooney Mara (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, The Social Network) and Jude Law (Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, Anna Karenina), and Academy Award® winner Catherine Zeta-Jones (Chicago, Ocean’s Twelve).Side Effects will be available on Digital Download on May 7, 2013 as well as Blu-ray™ Combo Pack, DVD and On Demand on May 21, 2013 from Universal Studios Home Entertainment.

After her husband (Tatum) is released from prison for insider trading, Emily (Mara) begins suffering from terrifying anxiety and turns to psychiatrist Dr. Banks (Law) for help.  But when Banks prescribes an experimental drug for her, the side effects have chilling and deadly consequences. Full of unexpected twists, Side Effects is the sexy psychological thriller that critics are calling “wildly unpredictable!” (Marlow Stern, Newsweek).

The Blu-ray Combo Pack allows fans to watch Side Effects anytime, anywhere on the device of their choice.  It includes a Blu-ray disc, a DVD, a Digital Copy and UltraViolet™ for the ultimate, complete viewing experience.

•                Blu-ray disc unleashes the power of your HDTV and is the best way to watch movies at home, featuring perfect hi-def picture and perfect hi-def sound.

•                DVD offers the flexibility and convenience of playing the movie in more places, both at home and while away.

•                Digital Copy provides fans with a choice of digital options to watch on devices such as iPhone®, iPad®, Android, computers and more.

•                UltraViolet is a revolutionary new way for fans to collect their moves and TV shows in the cloud.  UltraViolet™ lets consumers instantly stream and download to tablets, smartphones, computers and TVs.  Now available in both the United States and Canada.

BONUS FEATURES (BLU-RAY™ and DVD):

•                ALIZA WEBSITE EXPERIENCE

•                BEHIND-THE-SCENES OF SIDE EFFECTS

•                ABLIXA COMMERCIAL – the fictional drug portrayed in the film

•                INTENIN COMMERCIAL

CAST AND FILMMAKERS:

Cast: Jude Law, Rooney Mara, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Channing Tatum, Vinessa Shaw and Ann Dowd

Directed by: Steven Soderbergh

Written by: Scott Z. Burns

Casting by: Carmen Cuba, c.s.a.

Executive Producers: James D. Stern, Michael Polaire and Douglas E. Hansen

Producers: Lorenzo di Bonaventura, Gregory Jacobs and Scott Z. Burns

Co-Producers: A. Sasha Bardey and Elena de Leonardis

Director of Photography: Peter Andrews

Production Designer: Howard Cummings

Editor: Mary Ann Bernard

Costume Designer: Susan Lyall

Music by: Thomas Newman

TECHNICAL INFORMATION – BLU-RAY™ COMBO PACK:

Street Date: May 21, 2013

Copyright:  2013 Universal Studios.  All Rights Reserved.

Selection Number:  61123859

Running time:  1 Hour, 47 Minutes

Layers:  BD-50

Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1 Widescreen

Rating:  Rated R for sexuality, nudity, violence and language

Languages/Subtitles:  English SDH, Spanish, French

Sound:  DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1

TECHNICAL INFORMATION – DVD:

Street Date:  May 21, 2013

Copyright:  2013 Universal Studios.  All Rights Reserved.

Selection Number: 61123858

Running time: 1 Hour, 47 Minutes

Layers: Dual Layer

Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1 Anamorphic Widescreen

Rating:  Rated R for sexuality, nudity, violence and language

Languages/Subtitles:  English SDH, Spanish, French

Sound:  Dolby Digital 5.1

DOC IS BACK!-ALL PULP NEW PULP BESTSELLER LIST FOR MARCH 11, 2013!

 Welcome to the March 11, 2013 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!

2)   
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 we checked this tomorrow, the list could be very different. This list reflects sales ranks as of Monday morning March 11, 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 March 11, 2013, we are only looking at books published since December 11, 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 activelyworking to produce and promote New Pulp.

4)   
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 bookform 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 yourrelease, 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)         Doc Savage: Skull Island by Will Murray (Altus Press, February 26, 2013) – 9,255

2)       Sherlock Holmes and the Texas Adventure by Dicky Neely (MX Publishing, December 14, 2012) – 55,070

3)         The Detective, The Woman, and the Winking Tree by Amy Thomas (MX Publishing, January 22, 2013) – 78,832

4)         Monster Earth by Various (Mechanoid Press, January 18, 2013) -82,461

5)         Cadaver Island by Kevin Rodgers (Pro Se Productions, March 6, 2013) – 116,913

6)         Fourteen Western Stories by Lloyd Fonvielle (Lloyd Fonvielle, January 23, 2013) – 249,402

7)         Prohibition by Terrence McCauley (Airship 27 Productions, December 15, 2012) 283,483

8)         Finn’s Golem by Gregg Taylor (Autogyro, January 10, 2013) – 298,810

9) Sherlock Holmes, Consulting Detective, Volume 4 by Various (Airship 27, January 19, 2012) – 450,526

10) The City of Smoke and Mirrors by Nick C. Piers (Pro Se Productions, February 22, 2013) 499,083

Will Murray’s revival of The Man of Bronze has returned to the top of the list (with the help of a big primate type), a position he and Altus Press will most likely maintain for the book’s entire time of eligibility for the list.  As a character, Sherlock Holmes still has a strong showing on the list, Dicky Neely’s ‘Texas Adventure’ making a huge reentry in its last week.  Another title on its way out this week, Airship 27’s ‘Prohibition’ by Terrence McCauley also holds its own, a consistent performer on the list.  Pro Se makes a top five entry with the debut of Kevin Rodger’s ‘Cadaver Island’, a futuristic horror thriller.
As for publishers this week, Pro Se Productions, Airship 27, and MX Publishing lead the way with two titles each, while Altus Press, Mechanoid Press, Lloyd Fonvielle, and Autogyro each have one title inthe Top Ten.   It’s Monday, folks!  Enjoy this list with your weekly grain of salt!

ALL PULP’S NEW PULP BEST SELLER LIST – MARCH 4, 2013!

Welcome to the March 4, 2013 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!

2)   
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 we checked this tomorrow, thelist could be very different. This list reflects sales ranks as of Monday morning March 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 March 4, 2013, we are only looking at books published since December 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.

4)   
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 inadvance — 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 and Young Winston: The Deadwood Stage by Mike Hogan (MX Publishing, December 10, 2012) – 130,060

2) Finn’s Golem by Gregg Taylor (Autogyro, January 10, 2013) – 256,806

3) Sherlock Holmes, Consulting Detective, Volume 4 by Various (Airship 27, January 19, 2012) – 269,344

4) The Detective, The Woman, and the Winking Tree byAmy Thomas (MX Publishing, January 22, 2013) – 296,811

5) Monster Earth by Various (Mechanoid Press, January 18, 2013) -390,625

6) Fourteen Western Stories by Lloyd Fonvielle (Lloyd Fonvielle, January 23, 2013) – 391,536

7) Prohibition by Terrence McCauley (Airship 27 Productions, December 15, 2012) 417,280

8) Sherlock Holmes and Young Winston: The Jubilee Plot by Mike Hogan (MX Publishing, February 18, 2013) – 434,151

9) The City of Smoke and Mirrors by Nick C. Piers (Pro Se Productions, February 22, 2013 ) 514,277

10) Ghost Boy by Various (Airship 27 Productions,) -765265

Although there’s a few changes in positions, no real movement in a list that is a bit softer than last week.  Greg Taylor’s ‘Finn’s Golem’ plants itself firmly back in the top ten at #2 and Monster Earth finds its way back to the list. Holmes still rules with four titles on the list.   There’s rumor of a few new releases coming this week, so we’ll see if things get shaken up at all next week.  


This week MX Publishing and Airship 27 lead the pack with three titles, followed by Lloyd Fonvielle, Pro Se, Autogyro, and Mechanoid Press each with one! Until then, take your list and a grain of salt and we’ll see you next week.

John Ostrander: Revamp, Reinterpret, Regenerate, Reinvigorate

Ostrander Art 130303There’s been a lot of pushing the reset button in pop culture recently and I find the results interesting. J.J. Abrams rebooted the Star Trek franchise a few years back and, while some fans complained, I think it was successful. Certainly it was financially successful, which is what the Hollywood moguls really care about.

At the start of Daniel Craig’s run, the James Bond movies were also rebooted, culminating in the recent spectacular Skyfall, which – again this may be heresy to some – was the best Bond film ever. It’s visually stunning and takes Bond himself to greater depths and heights than I’ve seen up until now.

Sherlock Holmes has been reinterpreted into the modern age with two versions, the BBC’s magnificent Sherlock and Elementary on CBS. Both are true to the basics and it’s amazing how well the classic fictional detective gibes with modern times.

Of course, we’ve witnessed DC’s rebirth with the New 52. Again, you can argue as to whether it is artistically successful but I don’t think you can argue that it hasn’t been financially successful thus far. This summer will see a movie rebooting of Superman with Man of Steel. The Christopher Nolan Batman trilogy rebooted that cinematic history as The Amazing Spider-man did with that character’s movie version. X-Men: First Class reimagined Marvel’s mutants and so on. The next Star Wars chapter and the announced Star Wars solo films, while they will undoubtedly respect the previous movies, will probably play hob with what is known as the Extended Universe, the complex continuity that has sprung up around the films via novels, comics, games and more. Depending on how they turn out, that may not be a bad idea.

All my professional comic book writing career, I’ve played with and enjoyed continuity. I respect it but I don’t worship it and I don’t think it is cast in stone. Sometimes, continuity becomes like barnacles on the bottom of a boat and need to be scraped off in order to make the boat (or the franchise) sea/see worthy again.

One of the most successful franchises is the BBC’s Doctor Who and part of its longevity (it celebrates 50 years this year) is its ability to change the actor who is playing the Doctor. It’s built into the series; the Doctor is an alien being who regenerates from time to time into virtually a new character, played by a different actor. The new Doctor doesn’t look, act, dress or sound like any of the other incarnations. The re-invention is a part of the continuity and that’s very clever.

I think this is very healthy; characters and concepts can and should be re-examined and re-imagined for the times in which they appear. They have to speak to and reflect concerns that its current public has if they are going to remain vital and alive.

Can it be overdone or badly done? Absolutely. Some remakes get so far from what the character is about that they might as well be a different character altogether. You want to take a look at the essence of the character, what defines them, and then see how you get back to that, interpreting it for current audiences. Some folks revamp something for the sake of revamping or to put their stamp on the character. I don’t think that usually works very well. Change what needs changing, certainly, but be true to the essentials of the character or concept.

Have I always done that? I don’t think so; when I was given Suicide Squad, I didn’t go back to the few stories that were originally published and work from that. I created a new concept for the title. However, I did reference the old stories and kept them a part of continuity, albeit re-interpreting them. I think we played fair with the old stories.

On The Spectre, Tom Mandrake and I took elements from as many past versions of the character as we could while getting down to what we felt were the essentials. Really, our biggest change was not the Spectre himself but his alter-ego, Jim Corrigan. Originally, he was plainclothes detective in the 30s and our version reflected that. I think that was a key to our success.

Even with my own character GrimJack, after a certain point I drop kicked the character at least 100 years down his own timeline into (shades of the Doctor) a new incarnation. I gave him a new supporting cast and the setting changed as well. It made the book and the character fresh again and made me look at it with new eyes.

The old stories will continue to exist somewhere; they just won’t be part of the new continuity. At some point, that new continuity will be changed as well as the concepts and characters are re-interpreted for a newer audience. That way they’ll remain fresh and alive. Otherwise, they’ll just become fossilized and dead. Who wants that?

MONDAY MORNING: Mindy Newell

TUESDAY MORNING: Emily S. Whitten

 

STEAMFUNK, ARMADILLOS, AND HOLMES-OH MY! ALL PULP EBOOK BEST SELLER LIST FOR MARCH 1, 2013

Welcome to All Pulp’s New Pulp EBook Best Seller List, inspired by the work of 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 Kindle sales through AMAZON. It does not keep track of sales through Barnes and Noble, Kobo, Smashwords, or anything else!

2) This list only tracks DIGITAL 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 Friday morning, March 1, 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 March 1, 2013, we are only looking at books published since November 29, 2012 (Yeah, February sort of makes the monthly thing a bit different.). 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.

4)   
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 Ebook Bestseller List as of right now (title, then publisher, then release date, then sales rank):

1) The Cestus Concern by Mat Nastos (Nifty Entertainment, December 28,2012) 4,328

2) Fourteen Western Stories by Lloyd Fonvielle (Lloyd Fonvielle, December 18, 2012) – 23,982

3) Steamfunk by Various (MVMedia, February 20, 2013) – 51,839

4) Sherlock Holmes, Consulting Detective, Volume 4 by Various (Airship 27 Productions, January 19, 2013) – 52,161

5) Finn’s Golem by Gregg Taylor (Autogyro, January 10, 2013) -60,014

6) Nefertiti’s Heart by A. W. Exley (Curiosity Quills Press, February 13, 2013) – 66,807

7) The Detective, The Woman and the Winking Tree byAmy Thomas (MX Publishing, January 22, 2013) – 68,731

8) Tier Zero by Henry Brown (Virtual Pulp, January 13, 2013) – 112,275

9) Prohibition by Terrence McCauley (Airship 27 Productions, December 15, 2012) – 112,352

10) City of Smoke and Mirrors by Nick C. Piers (Pro Se Productions, February 21, 2013) – 129,314

Just missing the list were Ghost Boy by Various, (Airship 27 Productions, February 16, 2013) 129,421 and Sherlock  Holmes and Young Winston: The Jubilee Plot by Mike Hogan (MX Publishing, February 18, 2013) – 186,860.

A little bit of flow and motion within this week’s list.  Two titles break into the top ten, while Holmes continues to keep a steady foothold.  The list is a tad softer this week, but not tremendously so.  Upcoming releases from various companies make the next few weeks for this list and the print list as well interesting mysteries of what is to come.

Airship 27 Productions chalks up two in the Best Seller List this week and Nifty Entertainment, Autogyro, MVMedia, Pro Se Productions, MX Publishing, Virtual Pulp, Curiosity Quills Press, and Lloyd Fonvielle all make it with one title each.   Enjoy your weekend and don’t forget that All Pulp recommends you take your weekly dose of this list with a grain of salt!

COVER REVEAL: SHERLOCK HOLMES UND DIE LEGENDE VON GREYSTOKE

On his website, New Pulp Author Win Scott Eckert shared the cover reveal for the upcoming release of Philip José Farmer’s Sherlock Holmes und die Legende von Greystoke.

From www.winscotteckert.com
With a tip of the hat to Rias Nuninga at the Philip José Farmer International Bibliography site, I’m pleased to reveal the cover for the new German edition of Farmer’s Wold Newton novel The Adventure of the Peerless Peer.

The new edition, Sherlock Holmes und die Legende von Greystoke (Sherlock Holmes and the Legend of Greystoke), is forthcoming in Spring 2013 from Atlantis Verlag (German version). English translation: Atlantis Verlag.

I’m very happy to report that the afterword I penned for the Titan Books reissue (The Peerless Peer, June 2011) has also been translated and will be included in the German edition. The foreword is by Christian Endres and the new cover is by Mark Freier.

The book will be available in hardcover, softcover, and eBook.

Hiyo, Holmes! Westerns, Detectives, and More- The All Pulp Ebook Best Seller List for February 22, 2013!

Welcome to All Pulp’s New Pulp EBook Best Seller List, inspired by the work of 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 Kindle sales through AMAZON. It does not keep track of sales through Barnes and Noble, Kobo, Smashwords, or anything else!

2)   
This list only tracks DIGITAL 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 Friday morning, February 22, 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 22, 2013, we are only looking at books published since November 22, 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 toproduce and promote New Pulp.

4)   
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 beingreleased.

Without further ado, here’s the completely and totally unofficial New Pulp Ebook Bestseller List as of right now (title, then publisher, then release date, then sales rank):

1) The Cestus Concern by Mat Nastos (Nifty Entertainment, December 28,2012) 2,851

2) Fourteen Western Stories by Lloyd Fonvielle (Lloyd Fonvielle, December 18, 2012) – 19,877

3)Sherlock Holmes, Consulting Detective, Volume 4 by Various (Airship 27, January 19, 2013) – 36,849

4) Tier Zero by Henry Brown (Virtual Pulp, January 13, 2013) – 50,851

5) The Detective, The Woman and the Winking Tree by Amy Thomas (MX Publishing, January 22, 2013) – 55,094

6) Sherlock  Holmes and Young Winston: The Jubilee Plot by Mike Hogan (MX Publishing, February 18, 2013) – 59,839

7) Nefertiti’s Heart by A. W. Exley (Curiosity Quills Press, February 13, 2013) – 68,210

8) The Peacemakers Volume 2 by Various (Western Fictioneers, February 16, 2013) – 92,369

9) Finn’s Golem by Gregg Taylor (Autogyro, January 10, 2013) -109,618

10) Ghost Boy by Various, (Airship 27 Productions, February 16, 2013) 142,687

Just missingthe list were Monster Earth by Various (Mechanoid Press, January 13, 2013) – 184,665, and Legion I- Lords of Fire (The Shattering) by Van Allen Plexico (White Rocket Books, January 26, 2013) – 227,038.

Although the Ebook list, like the print list of late, is dominated by Holmes, it’s interesting to see another genre making a decent play into the list- The Western.  Nifty Entertainment and Mat Nastos maintains a tight hold on the number 1 spot for a third week in a row with three new publishers making a showing on the list.

MX Publishing and Airship 27 lead the way this week with two books each, with Curiosity Quills, Nifty Entertainment, Lloyd Fonvielle, Autogyro, Virtual Pulp, and Western Fictioneers each getting one notch on their gun belt.  Until next time, readers, remember this list comes with a grain of salt…

HOLMES AGAIN, HOLMES AGAIN, JIGGITY JIG-THE NEW PULP BESTSELLER LIST FOR FEBRUARY 18, 2013

Welcome to the February 18, 2013 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!

2)   
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 we checked this tomorrow, the list could be very different. This list reflects sales ranks as of Monday morning February 18, 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 18, 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 toproduce and promote New Pulp.

4)   
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 beingreleased.

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) The Detective, The Woman, and the Winking Tree by Amy Thomas (MX Publishing, January 22, 2013) – 48,357

2) Sherlock Holmes, Consulting Detective, Volume 4 by Various (Airship 27, January 19, 2012) – 59.480

3) Sherlock Holmes and Young Winston: The Deadwood Stage by Mike Hogan (MX Publishing, December 10, 2012) – 281.858

4) Sherlock Holmes and Young Winston: The Jubilee Plot by Mike Hogan (MX Publishing, February 18, 2013) – 313,897

5) Fourteen Western Stories by Lloyd Fonvielle (Lloyd Fonvielle, January 23, 2013) – 354,460

6) Sherlock Holmes and the Texas Adventure by Dicky Neely (MX Publishing, December 14, 2012) – 424,878

7) Finn’s Golem by Gregg Taylor (Autogyro, January 10, 2013) – 554,763

8) Prohibition by Terrence McCauley (Airship 27 Productions, December 15, 2012) 561,277.

9) The Cestus Concern by Mat Nastos (Nifty Entertainment, January 4, 2013) – 1,081,653

10) Fight Card: Bluff City Brawler by Heath Lowrance as Jack Tunney (Fight Card, January 31, 2013) – 1.212.585

Just missing the list were: Monster Earth by Various (Mechanoid Press, January 18, 2013) -1,322,176, The Fangslinger and the Preacher by Bret Lee Hart ( Western Trail Blazer, January 3, 2013) – 1,440,987, Three Against the Stars by Joe Bonadonna (Airship 27, November 26, 2012) – 1,491,938, Pro Se Presents 15 by Various (Pro Se Productions, November 29, 2012) -1,494,161

This is quickly becoming the Holmes list as the top four spots are held by books featuring Conan Doyle’s classic character.  It might be said that recent news concerning suits against the author’s estate may have something to do with that, but it’s much more likely it is simply the popularity of the character

The list is fairly soft again this week, but with upcoming releases from Altus, Pro Se, Airship 27 and others in the near future, that is very likely to change.

Pro Se doesn’t appear in the list this week, which may be a first or at least a rarity.   That will most likely change in the near future with the rate at which Pro Se produces new titles.

One notable new entry on the list is ‘Fourteen Western Stories’ by Lloyd Fonvielle, the author of the screenplay for ‘The Mummy’, usually a favorite among New Pulp Fans.

This week, MX Publishing carries four titles in the list, with Airshipfollowing up with two.  Lloyd Fonvielle, Nifty Entertainment, Fight Card, and Autogyro all make the list with one title each. Don’t forget, folks.  This list comes with its own grain of salt and should be taken with same.  

ALL PULP’S EBOOK BEST SELLER LIST FOR WEEK OF FEBRUARY 15, 2013!

Welcome to All Pulp’s New Pulp EBook Best Seller List, inspired by the work of 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 Kindle sales through AMAZON. It does not keep track of sales through Barnes and Noble, Kobo, Smashwords, or anything else!

2)   
This list only tracks DIGITAL 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 Friday morning, February 15, 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 15, 2013, we are only looking at books published since November 15, 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.

4)   
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 Ebook Bestseller List as of right now (title, then publisher, then release date, then sales rank):

1) The Cestus Concern by Mat Nastos (Nifty Entertainment, December 28,2012) 2,731

2) Finn’s Golem by Gregg Taylor (Autogyro, January 10, 2013) -63,637

3) Whack Job by Mike Baron (Mike Baron, December 25, 2012)- 66,170

4) Fight Card Against the Ropes by Terrence McCauley (Fight Card Books, February 11, 2013)-66,970

5) Sherlock Holmes, Consulting Detective, Volume 4 by Various (Airship 27, January 19, 2012) – 75,826

6) The Detective, The Woman and the Winking Tree by Amy Thomas (MX Publishing, January 22, 2013) – 81,190

7) Tier Zero by Henry Brown (Virtual Pulp, January 13, 2013) – 101,021

8) Sherlock Holmes and Young Winston: The Deadwood Stage by Mike Hogan (MX Publishing, November 19, 2012) – 120,456

9) Monster Earth by Various (Mechanoid Press, January 13, 2013) – 133,118

10) Legion I- Lords of Fire (The Shattering) by Van Allen Plexico (White Rocket Books, January 26, 2013) – 193,627

Just missing the list were: Fight Card : The Knockout by Robert J. Randisi (Fight Card Books, December 1, 2012) – 213,403, Prohibition by Terrence McCauley, (Airship 27, December 15, 2012) – 241,449 Fight Card: Rumble in the Jungle by David Foster (Fight Card Books, January 8, 2013) – 243,473, and Sentinels: Metalgod by Van Plexico (White Rocket Books, December 10, 2012) – 244,801.

There’s definitely some shifting of numbers, but Mat Nastos hangs onto the top spot for two weeks in a row with extremely impressive numbers.  New titles enter into the mix, making this list, much like its sibling- The Bestseller Print list- a Holmes list with three titles featuring the classic detective. Terrence McCauley’s Fight Card entry enters the list at number 4, a good showing.   Every book on this list came in under 200,000, so that says quite a bit for how well ebooks sell.  

As far as Publishers are concerned, MX Publishing has two books in the debut EBook list, with Virtual Pulp, Nifty Entertainment, Mechanoid Press, Autogyro, White Rocket, Airship 27, Mike Baron, and Fight Card Books all checking in with one.  But remember, readers, take it all with a grain of salt. 

THE GAME IS AFOOT!- ALL PULP NEW PULP PRINT BESTSELLER LIST FOR 2/11/13!

Welcome to the February 11, 2013 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!

2)   
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 we checked this tomorrow, the list could be very different. This list reflects sales ranks as of Monday morning February 11, 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.

4)   
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) – 107,214

2) Sherlock Homes and Young Winston: The Deadwood Stage by Mike Hogan (MX Publishing, December 10, 2012) – 116,496

3) The Cestus Concern by Mat Nastos (Nifty Entertainment, January 4, 2013) – 332,432

4) Monster Earth by Various (Mechanoid Press, January 18, 2013)-392,646

5) Fight Card: Bluff City Brawler by Heath Lowrance as Jack Tunney (Fight Card, January 31, 2013) – 508,960

6) Sherlock Holmes and the Texas Adventure by Dicky Neely (MX Publishing, December 14, 2012) – 538,136

7) The New Adventures of the Griffon by Various (Pro Se Productions, January 17, 2013) – 593.242

8) The Curse of the Jade Amulet (Pulp Line, November 16, 2012)  -604,997

9) Pro Se Presents 15 by Various (Pro Se Productions, November 29, 2012) -712,213

10) Three Against the Stars by Joe Bonadonna (Airship 27, November 26, 2012) – 766,265

Just missing the list were: Finn’s Golem by Gregg Taylor (Autogyro, January 10, 2013) – 862,442, Tier Zero byHenry Brown ( Virtual Pulp, January 13, 2013) – 916,406, and the Fangslinger and the Preacher by Bret Lee Hart ( Western Trail Blazer, January 3, 2013), 1,001,249.

Not so soft a list this week!  That has a bit to do with adding titles to the mix, which we will endeavor to do every week, but it also speaks to a bit of an upswing with one title near the end of its run on the list swinging back into the top ten.  Numbers have shifted and changed for those who survived from last weeks list, but that’s to be expected.

Of note should be that three of our top ten spots have a character in common- Sherlock Holmes.  Holmes is definitely a seller and, as has been pointed out already, we could easily become the Holmes Best Seller List if every book based on the detective was covered here.   But, don’t let that stop you, Best Sellerites!  If you know of a Holmes book from a mid to small press publisher that falls into our time criteria and such, drop us a line at allpulp@yahoo.com and we’ll track it!

This week,  newcomer MX Publishing joins list mainstays Pro Se Productions and Airship 27 with two titles each, with Fight Card, Western Trail Blazer, Nifty Entertainment and Pulp Line each garnering one.   And as always, have a grain of salt with your Monday morning Best Seller List.