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 by Amy 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!