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 8, 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 December 8, 2013. 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) 4,914
2) Fourteen Western Stories by Lloyd Fonvielle (Lloyd Fonvielle, December 18, 2012) – 36,613
3) Steamfunk by Various (MVMedia, February 20, 2013) – 45,702
4) Sherlock Holmes, Consulting Detective, Volume 4 by Various (Airship 27 Productions, January 19, 2013) – 48,800
5) Monster Earth by Various (Mechanoid Press, January 13, 2013) – 52,441
6) The Detective, The Woman and the Winking Tree by Amy Thomas (MX Publishing, January 22, 2013) – 56,235
7) Nefertiti’s Heart by A. W. Exley (Curiosity Quills Press, February 13, 2013) – 78,096
8) The Essex Man by Gary Phillips (Over The Edge Books, January 31, 2013) - 94,624
9) Sherlock Holmes and Young Winston: The Jubilee Plot (MX Publishing, January 21, 2013) - 123, 304
10) Dreams of Steam Volume 3: Gadgets by Various (Dark Oak Press, February 19, 2013) 129, 178
Although there’s a bit of change in the lower end of the Top 10, the top five remains the same as last week, except for the meteoric reentrance of Monster Earth to the list and in the upper half. Two new titles from two companies not yet featured on the Ebook List in its short life make it this week. All in all, at least genre/content wise, the list is a veritable buffet of variety this week, which is a nice change from the Holmes/mystery/crime dominated lists we’ve seen before.
MX Publishing chalks up two titles in the Best Seller List this week with Dark Oak Press, Over The Edge Books, Nifty Entertainment, MVMedia, Airship 27 Productions, Mechanoid Press, Curiosity Quills Press, and Lloyd Fonvielle all make it with one title each. Got your grain of salt handy to go with the list? Then, go!