I recently made up a list of New Pulp releases and then checked their sales ranks on Amazon, making a wildly inaccurate “bestseller” list. It was so popular, I did it again.
This is not meant to be taken as a full list, mind you — it’s simply ten recent New Pulp releases that I was aware of.
Now, how Amazon calculates those 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.
But these are the sales ranks as of Friday morning November 25, 2011. These sales ranks do not include sales from any site other than Amazon — so they don’t include Barnes and Noble or face-to-face sales or sales through any other website. It’s only sales through Amazon.
As an example, I know that Fortune’s Pawn is the bestselling book in Pro Se’s history but a large percentage of those sales obviously did not go through Amazon (at least not recently). So you have to take these sales ranks with a wink and a nod. Likewise, some things didn’t show up at all on Amazon or else had zero sales rank. That doesn’t mean that those books are not selling (I know they are!) but just that they aren’t selling yet through Amazon, for whatever reason.
Without further ado, here’s the completely and totally unofficial New Pulp bestseller list as of right now (title then sales rank):
1) Sherlock Holmes: The Crossovers by Various — 129,977
2) Doc Savage: The Desert Demons by Will Murray – 142,121
3) The Avenger: The Justice Inc. Files by Various — 252,427
4) Challenger Storm by Don Gates — 303,366
5) The Green Hornet Casefiles by Various — 449,253
6) Halloween Legion by Martin Powell —557,303
7) Hugh Monn, Private Detective by Lee Houston, Jr — 900,444
8 ) The Adventures of Lazarus Gray by Barry Reese – 1,053,911
9) Four Bullets for Dillon by Derrick Ferguson — 1,590,079
10) Creeping Dawn: The Rise of the Black Centipede by Chuck Miller — 1,623,714
For the first time since I started tracking these, we have a new best seller! And Challenger Storm makes a really strong debut on the charts!
It should be noted that the Sherlock Holmes book is PRE-ORDERS.
Take it all with a grain of salt, folks. If there’s a recent New Pulp title I seem to be forgetting, let me know and I’ll try to include it next time for a more accurate Top 10 on Amazon.