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 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) 2,851
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 missing the 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…