Category: Best Sellers

New Pulp Best Seller List (Based on Amazon Sales Ranks 10/22/13)

Worlds-of-Edgar-Rice-BurroughsIt’s that time again! Before I unveil the Top Ten, let’s go over a few of the ground rules, shall we?

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. We do not currently track e-books. 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 Tuesday morning October 22, 2013. Please read that part about sales RANKS. I am not tracking actual sales, as I don’t know those figures. A sales rank of 40,000 means that there are 39,999 books selling better at that moment on Amazon. You want to have a low sales rank, which means you’re closer to # 1.
3) In order to keep the focus on new releases, eligible works must have been published within four months of the current date. So, since this list is being done in October 2013, I’m only looking at books published since July 2013. Please keep that in mind before complaining that Title X is not listed. Also, keep in mind that for the most part, I’m tracking sales from smaller press publishers who actively publishing New Pulp material. I don’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, I’ll track that… but I’m not tracking Hard Case Crime or similar publishers any longer. The playing field is simply not level enough.
4) I am no longer tracking pre-release orders. Some publishers never actually release their books and when they do, it’s months after they were supposed to be released. Everything listed in the Top Ten is currently for sale.
5) Like the name suggests, we’re tracking “New” pulp — I’m not tracking 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.
6) I am human. I make mistakes. If you are aware of a title that should be listed below (keeping in mind all the rules above), please let me know and I will make sure to remedy the situation.
7) I get most of my information from All Pulp, New Pulp, the Pulp Factory mailing list and a few other sites. If you think I might miss your release, let me know in advance — drop me a line and tell me 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) The Worlds of Edgar Rice Burroughs by Various (Baen, October 2013) – 53,555
2) Doc Savage: The Miracle Menace by Will Murray (Altus Press, September 2013) – 74,637
3) Liberty Girl by Barry Reese (Pro Se Productions, October 2013) – 145,275
4) The Queen of Escapes by Curt Fernlund (Airship 27, October 2013) – 324,975
5) New Adventures of the Green Ghost by Various (Pro Se Productions, October 2013) – 351,725
6) Shadow Legion: New Roads to Hell by Thomas Deja (Airship 27, September 2013) – 488,715
7) The Spider: Extreme Prejudice by Various (Moonstone Books, September 2013) – 502,562
8 ) Black Fedora by Various (Pro Se Productions, September 2013) – 1,021,105
9) Pro Se Presents # 19 (Pro Se Productions, July 2013) – 1,033,822

10) Ravenwood, Stepson of Mystery Volume Two (Airship 27, August 2013) – 1,063,699

Just missing the list were: Six Guns and Spaceships by Various (Pro Se Productions, September 2013) – 1,537,468, The Bagman vs. The World’s Fair by B.C. Bell (Airship 27, August 2013) – 1,687,638, The New Adventures of Jim Anthony, Super-Detective: The Death’s Head Cloud by Josh Reynolds (Pro Se Productions, September 2013) – 1,840,561, Robin Hood – Freedom’s Outlaw by I.A. Watson (Airship 27, July 2013) – 1,907,045, Fight Card: Brooklyn Beatdown by Derrick Ferguson (Fight Card Productions, July 2013) – 2,115,331, Fight Card: Barefoot Bones by Bobby Nash (Fight Card Productions, October 2013) – 2,115,332, Behold the Night Wind by Christopher R. Yates (Borgo Press, July 2013) – 2,114,031 and A Week in Hell by J. Walt Layne (Pro Se Productions, August 2013) – 2,419,665.

Doc Savage is knocked from the top spot by the always-popular Edgar Rice Burroughs’ heroes. Our highest debut lands at # 3 as Pro Se’s partnership with Heroic spawns the Liberty Girl digest-sized novella. The Queen of Escapes continues to have strong sales and we see a big jump out of Tom Deja’s Shadow Legion, as it leaps from off-the-list to # 6. A strong week of sales all around.

From a publisher standpoint, we have five publishers represented. Pro Se has four titles and Airship 27 places three while Moonstone, Altus and Baen have one each.

Take it all with a grain of salt, folks.

New Pulp Best Seller List (Based on Amazon Sales Ranks 10/15/13)

mm_cvrIt’s that time again! Before I unveil the Top Ten, let’s go over a few of the ground rules, shall we?

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. We do not currently track e-books. 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 Tuesday morning October 15, 2013. Please read that part about sales RANKS. I am not tracking actual sales, as I don’t know those figures. A sales rank of 40,000 means that there are 39,999 books selling better at that moment on Amazon. You want to have a low sales rank, which means you’re closer to # 1.
3) In order to keep the focus on new releases, eligible works must have been published within four months of the current date. So, since this list is being done in October 2013, I’m only looking at books published since July 2013. Please keep that in mind before complaining that Title X is not listed. Also, keep in mind that for the most part, I’m tracking sales from smaller press publishers who actively publishing New Pulp material. I don’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, I’ll track that… but I’m not tracking Hard Case Crime or similar publishers any longer. The playing field is simply not level enough.
4) I am no longer tracking pre-release orders. Some publishers never actually release their books and when they do, it’s months after they were supposed to be released. Everything listed in the Top Ten is currently for sale.
5) Like the name suggests, we’re tracking “New” pulp — I’m not tracking 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.
6) I am human. I make mistakes. If you are aware of a title that should be listed below (keeping in mind all the rules above), please let me know and I will make sure to remedy the situation.
7) I get most of my information from All Pulp, New Pulp, the Pulp Factory mailing list and a few other sites. If you think I might miss your release, let me know in advance — drop me a line and tell me 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: The Miracle Menace by Will Murray (Altus Press, September 2013) – 24,374
2) The Worlds of Edgar Rice Burroughs by Various (Baen, October 2013) – 50,382

3) The Queen of Escapes by Curt Fernlund (Airship 27, October 2013) – 187,313
4) New Adventures of the Green Ghost by Various (Pro Se Productions, October 2013) – 281,287
5) Six Guns and Spaceships by Various (Pro Se Productions, September 2013) – 521,740
6) Black Fedora by Various (Pro Se Productions, September 2013) – 644,374
7) The Bagman vs. The World’s Fair by B.C. Bell (Airship 27, August 2013) – 1,260,625

8 ) The Spider: Extreme Prejudice by Various (Moonstone Books, September 2013) – 1,314,341
9) Robin Hood – Freedom’s Outlaw by I.A. Watson (Airship 27, July 2013) – 1,484,956
10) The New Adventures of Jim Anthony, Super-Detective: The Death’s Head Cloud by Josh Reynolds (Pro Se Productions, September 2013) – 1,487,494

Just missing the list were: Shadow Legion: New Roads to Hell by Thomas Deja (Airship 27, September 2013) – 1,498,704, Fight Card: Brooklyn Beatdown by Derrick Ferguson (Fight Card Productions, July 2013) – 1,596,770, Fight Card: Barefoot Bones by Bobby Nash (Fight Card Productions, October 2013) – 1,596,772, Ravenwood, Stepson of Mystery Volume Two (Airship 27, August 2013) – 1,772,998, A Week in Hell by J. Walt Layne (Pro Se Productions, August 2013) – 2,017,013 and Behold the Night Wind by Christopher R. Yates (Borgo Press, July 2013) – 2,077,193.

The Gantlet Brothers: Sold Out by Joel Jenkins has no sales rank in print yet but I’d imagine it will join this list at some point. Likewise, I couldn’t find anything but the Kindle edition of the new Airship 27 Jim Anthony book. Perhaps I was doing something wrong?

Our first new list in a long time (since January!), so if I missed anything that’s been released since July, I humbly apologize. Let me know and I’ll try to track it next week.

Doc Savage continues to rule the roost, as he did when I was last tracking sales. The strong debut of Curt Fernlund’s book is impressive — it has a dazzling cover, as well. Beyond that, it’s a nice mix of classic heroes (Doc, ERB’s characters, The Spider, Jim Anthony, etc.) and some newer creations (Queen of Escapes, Shadow Legion, etc.) We still see that classic characters and concepts do better than the original creations but there’s no big surprise there. Over time, the newer heroes will develop their own followings, hopefully.

From a publisher standpoint, we have five publishers represented. Pro Se has four titles and Airship 27 places three while Moonstone, Altus and Baen have one each.

Take it all with a grain of salt, folks.

Sunday Morning Chat

revengeWelcome back to Ye Olde Blog! I hope everybody’s weekend is going well – I’m getting my supplies together for next weekend’s Free Comic Book Day event. I’ll be at Avalon Comics in Macon, Georgia, selling and signing copies of my work. Artist Craig Hamilton will be there as well and I’m looking forward to meeting him. Craig worked on Aquaman (1986), Green Lantern (1990), Starman (1994) and The Spectre (2001), among many other things. Should be fun! If you’re in the middle Georgia area, please consider stopping by and saying hello.

Work continues on the fifth volume of Lazarus Gray. The fourth volume has been sent to George Sellas, who will read over it and come up with ideas for the cover & interior images. As you may have noticed, Reese Unlimited is the only imprint at Pro Se Press still doing the interior art thing. Airship 27 still does it on their titles, as well, but otherwise most folks in New Pulp land seem to be moving away from it. I still like it, though – the classic pulps of the 1930s featured interior pieces and I think it adds something to the package. I have, however, heard from folks who think that interior art (along with “comic book style” covers) keep the books from reaching a wider audience. If I were writing stories set in the modern day,  I might agree with that more — but would a huge audience buy Die Glocke if it had a different cover and no interior art? I don’t know about that. What do you guys think?

Spent most of this week reading non-pulp stuff but I’m going to dive back into a classic Shadow novel this weekend. Not sure which one yet. As always, I’ll share my opinions of it on The Shadow Fan’s Podcast.

I really miss the New Pulp Bestseller List. I did it for well over a year, every Monday here at the blog, before turning it over to All Pulp. Then All Pulp ground to a halt shortly thereafter. They’re still alive and supposedly about to do a big reboot with new owners but I haven’t heard about them continuing the list. Even when it was at All Pulp, I felt the focus was becoming less focused. There were things on the list that required a really broad definition of pulp and there were weeks you could have renamed the entire thing The Sherlock Holmes Bestseller List. Then I heard that the White Rocket Podcast was going to be doing a list but I haven’t heard anything about that since. All of that is a long way of me saying that I’ve considered reviving it here… but the big thing is that it was a lot of work to do it. I originally set out to focus on the ‘core’ New Pulp publishers (Pro Se, Wild Cat, Airship 27, etc.) and I’d probably do it that way again, which wouldn’t sit well with those who think we need to broaden the net, so to speak. I think if you broaden it too much, you lose sight of the core group to begin with. Ah, well. It’s likely I won’t do anything about it — I did my time. It’s someone else’s moment now… but it sure seems weird not to have a list out there anymore.

Hope you all have a nice and relaxing weekend (or what’s left of it!).

New Pulp Bestseller List Announcement

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All Pulp endeavors to bring Fans of Pulp of All Types News, Reviews, and more about the medium/genres/style/method of storytelling we all love. We are proud to announce that not only will we be doing just that, especially for fans of New Pulp, with the addition of a new weekly feature, but this feature is one that has its own special impact on the New Pulp field and was developed and started by one of New Pulp’s best creators!

Barry Reese, veteran Pulp Author known for The Rook, Lazarus Gray, and many other characters and stories, began a compilation of best selling New Pulp titles based on Amazon rankings in October, 2011. Every Monday, Barry posted the top ten best sellers from various New Pulp companies on his blog and various pages, sites, and blogs picked it up. Very quickly, The New Pulp Best Seller List became a weekly standard and provided many titles with more publicity, a boost in sales, and a hallowed place in the New Pulp world.

Due to other commitments and demands on his time, Barry has decided that he will no longer be compiling and posting the New Pulp Best Seller List. Recognizing, however, the impact his endeavors have had and the importance placed on the list, Barry asked All Pulp if it would be a project that we would take on and continue, giving All Pulp the ability to make adjustments and changes if we saw fit.

All Pulp is proud to announce that beginning the Monday, February 4, 2013, The New Pulp Best Seller List, created and initiated by Barry Reese, will become a regular Monday feature on our site. All Pulp will use the same figures that Barry has used, those being the Amazon sales ratings as they appear each Monday morning. Although there will be some changes to Barry’s original rules, in essence, All Pulp will endeavor to continue the work Barry has done for over a year and to spotlight the current sales trends, taken with Barry’s grain of salt of course, of New Pulp titles.

“I loved doing the list,” Barry stated, “and I appreciate that it seemed to add something to the New Pulp community for many people. In the end, the weekly time commitment just became too much. I’m glad to see that the list is going to live on in another form and I’ll be checking it out each time, just like everyone else!”

Stay tuned to All Pulp for other announcements concerning the New Pulp Best Seller List, including possible expansions and ways Publishers and creators can make sure their books get noticed!

New Pulp Best Seller List (Based on Amazon Sales Ranks 1/14/13)

It’s that time again! Before I unveil the Top Ten, let’s go over a few of the ground rules, shall we?

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. We do not currently track e-books. 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 Monday morning January 14, 2013.
3) In order to keep the focus on new releases, eligible works must have been published within four months of the current date. So, since this list is being done in January 2013, I’m only looking at books published since October 2012. Please keep that in mind before complaining that Title X is not listed. Also, keep in mind that for the most part, I’m tracking sales from smaller press publishers who actively publishing New Pulp material. I don’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, I’ll track that… but I’m not tracking Hard Case Crime or similar publishers any longer. The playing field is simply not level enough.
4) I am no longer tracking pre-release orders. Some publishers never actually release their books and when they do, it’s months after they were supposed to be released. Everything listed in the Top Ten is currently for sale.
5) Like the name suggests, we’re tracking “New” pulp — I’m not tracking 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.
6) I am human. I make mistakes. If you are aware of a title that should be listed below (keeping in mind all the rules above), please let me know and I will make sure to remedy the situation.
7) I get most of my information from All Pulp, New Pulp, the Pulp Factory mailing list and a few other sites. If you think I might miss your release, let me know in advance — drop me a line and tell me 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) Prohibition by Terrence McCauley (Airship 27, December 2012) – 208,276
2) Three Against the Stars by Joe Bonadonna (Airship 27, November 2012) – 648,308
3) Pro Se Presents # 16 by Various (Pro Se Press, December 2012) – 661,201
4) Monster Aces by Various (Pro Se Press, October 2012) – 853,752
5) The Spider: Shadow of Evil by C.J. Henderson and J. Anthony Kosar (Moonstone Books, October 2012) – 1,066,421

6) The Golden Age by Jeff Deischer (White Rocket Books, October 2012) – 1,122,523
7) Prophecy’s Gambit by Nancy Hansen (Pro Se Press, January 2012) – 1,323,924
8 ) Sentinels: Metalgod by Van Plexico (White Rocket Books, December 2012) – 1,328,143
9) Pro Se Presents # 15 by Various (Pro Se Press, November 2012) – 1,376,117
10) Horror Heroes by Various (Pulp Empire, October 2012) – 2,042,641

Just missing the list were: Helmet Head by Mike Baron (November 2012) – 2,185,393, Sha’Daa: Pawns (Volume 3) by Various (Perseid Publishing, October 2012) – 2,379,979, Pro Se Presents # 14 by Various (Pro Se Press, October 2012) – 2,508,604 and Secret Agent “X” – Volume Four by Various (Airship 27, October 2012) – 2,617,248.

An amazingly “soft” week in terms of sales. Once again, the # 1 spot was right there for the taking and every New Pulp publisher should be kicking themselves for not having taken advantage of 1) The absence of Doc Savage & 2) the sales slump that the field is currently going through.

Well, let me rephrase that – every New Pulp publisher besides Airship 27 should be kicking themselves. The mighty Airship captures the top two spots in our list this week, with Prohibition taking the top spot after two weeks at # 2.

Last week’s top book drops to # 6. The new issue of Pro Se Presents debuts at # 3.

From a publisher standpoint, we have five publishers represented. Pro Se leads the way with four titles, followed by White Rocket and Airship 27 with two each. Moonstone and Pulp Empire  have one each.

Take it all with a grain of salt, folks.

New Pulp Best Seller List (Based on Amazon Sales Ranks 01/07/12)

It’s that time again! Before I unveil the Top Ten, let’s go over a few of the ground rules, shall we?

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. We do not currently track e-books. 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 Monday morning January 7, 2013.
3) In order to keep the focus on new releases, eligible works must have been published within four months of the current date. So, since this list is being done in January 2013, I’m only looking at books published since October 2012. Please keep that in mind before complaining that Title X is not listed. Also, keep in mind that for the most part, I’m tracking sales from smaller press publishers who actively publishing New Pulp material. I don’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, I’ll track that… but I’m not tracking Hard Case Crime or similar publishers any longer. The playing field is simply not level enough.
4) I am no longer tracking pre-release orders. Some publishers never actually release their books and when they do, it’s months after they were supposed to be released. Everything listed in the Top Ten is currently for sale.
5) Like the name suggests, we’re tracking “New” pulp — I’m not tracking 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.
6) I am human. I make mistakes. If you are aware of a title that should be listed below (keeping in mind all the rules above), please let me know and I will make sure to remedy the situation.
7) I get most of my information from All Pulp, New Pulp, the Pulp Factory mailing list and a few other sites. If you think I might miss your release, let me know in advance — drop me a line and tell me 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) The Golden Age by Jeff Deischer (White Rocket Books, October 2012) – 216,583
2) Prohibition by Terrence McCauley (Airship 27, December 2012) – 440,544
3) Prophecy’s Gambit by Nancy Hansen (Pro Se Press, January 2012) – 502,801
4) Sentinels: Metalgod by Van Plexico (White Rocket Books, December 2012) – 537,175
5) The Spider: Shadow of Evil by C.J. Henderson and J. Anthony Kosar (Moonstone Books, October 2012) – 868,197
6) Pro Se Presents # 15 by Various (Pro Se Press, November 2012) – 1,104,914
7) Horror Heroes by Various (Pulp Empire, October 2012) – 1,631,633
8 ) Helmet Head by Mike Baron (November 2012) – 1,755,536
9) Sha’Daa: Pawns (Volume 3) by Various (Perseid Publishing, October 2012) – 1,995,613
10) Monster Aces by Various (Pro Se Press, October 2012) – 2,144,926

 

Just missing the list were: Secret Agent “X” – Volume Four by Various (Airship 27, October 2012) – 2,244,756, Pro Se Presents # 14 by Various (Pro Se Press, October 2012) – 2,287,193 and Doc Claus by Various (Pulp Empire, December 2012) – 2,636,944.

Since we’re now in January, a few books are no longer eligible for the list – most notably, Doc Savage: Death’s Dark Domain. That book spent a lot of time in the top spot and its absence opens up the possibility of other books hitting # 1 until the next Doc arrives. The book that takes advantage this week is Jeff Deischer’s The Golden Age, which returns to top of the list. For the second week in a row, Prohibition from Terrence McCauley is in the # 2 position. Nancy Hansen’s newest book debuts at # 3, followed by the most recent Sentinels novel. From that point forward, this week’s list looks a lot like last week’s. Considering the overall soft sales that are displayed this time around, coupled with the absence of Doc Savage, there was no reason why any New Pulp publisher out there couldn’t have grabbed the # 1 spot with a strong week of promotion.

From a publisher standpoint, we have seven publishers represented. Pro Se leads the way with three titles, followed by White Rocket with two. Airship 27, Mike Baron, Perseid Publishing, Moonstone and Pulp Empire have one each.

Take it all with a grain of salt, folks.

New Pulp Bestseller List (Based on Amazon Sales Ranks 12/31/12)

It’s that time again! Before I unveil the Top Ten, let’s go over a few of the ground rules, shall we?

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. We do not currently track e-books. 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 Monday morning December 31, 2012.
3) In order to keep the focus on new releases, eligible works must have been published within four months of the current date. So, since this list is being done in December 2012, I’m only looking at books published since September 2012. Please keep that in mind before complaining that Title X is not listed. Also, keep in mind that for the most part, I’m tracking sales from smaller press publishers who actively publishing New Pulp material. I don’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, I’ll track that… but I’m not tracking Hard Case Crime or similar publishers any longer. The playing field is simply not level enough.
4) I am no longer tracking pre-release orders. Some publishers never actually release their books and when they do, it’s months after they were supposed to be released. Everything listed in the Top Ten is currently for sale.
5) Like the name suggests, we’re tracking “New” pulp — I’m not tracking 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.
6) I am human. I make mistakes. If you are aware of a title that should be listed below (keeping in mind all the rules above), please let me know and I will make sure to remedy the situation.
7) I get most of my information from All Pulp, New Pulp, the Pulp Factory mailing list and a few other sites. If you think I might miss your release, let me know in advance — drop me a line and tell me 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: Death’s Dark Domain by Will Murray (Altus Press, September 2012) – 103,269
2)
Prohibition by Terrence McCauley (Airship 27, December 2012) – 148,953
3) The Spider: Shadow of Evil by C.J. Henderson and J. Anthony Kosar (Moonstone Books, October 2012) – 216,331
4) The Golden Age by Jeff Deischer (White Rocket Books, October 2012) – 662,132
5) Pro Se Presents # 15 by Various (Pro Se Press, November 2012) – 720,438
6) Horror Heroes by Various (Pulp Empire, October 2012) – 915,497
7) Sentinels: Metalgod by Van Plexico (White Rocket Books, December 2012) – 982,642
8 ) Helmet Head by Mike Baron (November 2012) – 1,325,594
9) Sha’Daa: Pawns (Volume 3) by Various (Perseid Publishing, October 2012) – 1,613,151
10) Monster Aces by Various (Pro Se Press, October 2012) – 1,793,787

Just missing the list were: Secret Agent “X” – Volume Four by Various (Airship 27, October 2012) – 1,868,564, Pro Se Presents # 14 by Various (Pro Se Press, October 2012) – 2,028,244, Doc Claus by Various (Pulp Empire, December 2012) – 2,159,426 and The Spur: Loki’s Rock by Mark Ellis (Fortuna Books, September 2012) – 2,262,348

Welcome to our final list for 2012! It’s fitting that Doc Savage has returned to the top spot since Will Murray’s new adventures have dominated the list ever since their debut. Last week’s top book, Sentinels: Metalgod, tumbles to # 7, while Prohibition from Airship 27 continues to look very impressive near the top. This is the current Doc book’s last week of eligibility on the list, by the way. Mike Baron’s Helmet Head is at # 8 — he has another new release, Whack Job, that was released on Christmas day but it has no sales rank yet. Now, Helmet Head was originally solicited by Airship 27 as being a print release from their company. But something must have changed because it was released with no press announcement from Airship 27 and they’re not listed as the publisher on Amazon. I can only assume Baron decided to skip the middle man and self-publish it. White Rocket has to be thrilled by the continued success of Jeff Deischer’s Golden Age.

From a publisher standpoint, we have eight publishers represented. Pro Se and White Rocket Books have two titles each, while Airship 27, Mike Baron, Perseid Publishing, Altus, Moonstone and Pulp Empire all have one each.

Take it all with a grain of salt, folks.