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New Pulp Bestseller List Announcement

Bestseller Stamp Shows Top Rated Or LeaderPRESS RELEASE

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.

New Pulp Best Seller List (Based on Amazon Sales Ranks 12/24/12) – Christmas Eve Edition!

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 24, 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) Sentinels: Metalgod by Van Plexico (White Rocket Books, December 2012) – 142,343
2)
Doc Savage: Death’s Dark Domain by Will Murray (Altus Press, September 2012) – 242,911
3) Prohibition by Terrence McCauley (Airship 27, December 2012) – 311,087
4) Pro Se Presents # 15 by Various (Pro Se Press, November 2012) – 569,273
5) The Spider: Shadow of Evil by C.J. Henderson and J. Anthony Kosar (Moonstone Books, October 2012) – 589,952
6) The Golden Age by Jeff Deischer (White Rocket Books, October 2012) – 620,860
7) Sha’Daa: Pawns (Volume 3) by Various (Perseid Publishing, October 2012) – 1,329,848
8 ) Monster Aces by Various (Pro Se Press, October 2012) – 1,409,707
9) Secret Agent “X” – Volume Four by Various (Airship 27, October 2012) – 1,546,298
10) Doc Claus by Various (Pulp Empire, December 2012) – 1,719,223

Just missing the list were: Pro Se Presents # 14 by Various (Pro Se Press, October 2012) – 1,765,917, The Spur: Loki’s Rock by Mark Ellis (Fortuna Books, September 2012) – 1,973,242, Horror Heroes by Various (Pulp Empire, October 2012) – 2,174,994, Mystery Men (& Women) Volume Three by Various (Airship 27, November 2012) – 2,293,426 and Three Against the Stars by Joe Bonadonna (Airship 27, November 2012) – 2,714,022.

A very nice Christmas present for White Rocket Books, which snags the # 1 spot with its long-running Sentinels series. Last week’s # 1 tumbles a bit to the fourth spot while Airship 27’s newest, Prohibition, debuts at # 3. The rest of the list looks a good bit like it did last week, though we see Doc Savage fight his way back up to # 2 while Santa slips a bit to # 10.

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

Take it all with a grain of salt, folks.

New Pulp Best Seller List (Based on Amazon Sales Ranks, 12/17/12)

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 17, 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) Pro Se Presents # 15 by Various (Pro Se Press, November 2012) – 187,244
2) The Spider: Shadow of Evil by C.J. Henderson and J. Anthony Kosar (Moonstone Books, October 2012) – 286,931
3) Sentinels: Metalgod by Van Plexico (White Rocket Books, December 2012) – 291,896
4) Doc Savage: Death’s Dark Domain by Will Murray (Altus Press, September 2012) – 317,783
5) The Golden Age by Jeff Deischer (White Rocket Books, October 2012) – 409,339
6) Monster Aces by Various (Pro Se Press, October 2012) – 463,547
7) Sha’Daa: Pawns (Volume 3) by Various (Perseid Publishing, October 2012) – 678,295
8 ) Doc Claus by Various (Pulp Empire, December 2012) – 820,837
9) Secret Agent “X” – Volume Four by Various (Airship 27, October 2012) – 1,004,829
10) Pro Se Presents # 14 by Various (Pro Se Press, October 2012) – 1,338,752

Just missing the list were: The Spur: Loki’s Rock by Mark Ellis (Fortuna Books, September 2012) – 1,568,914, Black Bat Mysteries Volume Two by Various (Airship 27, August 2012) – 1,814,471, Horror Heroes by Various (Pulp Empire, October 2012) – 1,840,164, Mystery Men (& Women) Volume Three by Various (Airship 27, November 2012) – 1,913,545 and Three Against the Stars by Joe Bonadonna (Airship 27, November 2012) – 2,260,707

Airship 27’s newest book, Prohibition by Terrance McCauley, has no sales rank at Amazon yet.

It’s taken awhile but we’ve finally seen Doc Savage topple from his perch atop the list. The Man of Bronze still charts at an impressive # 4 but Pro Se Presents 15 grabs the top spot, followed by The Spider and Van Plexico’s newest Sentinels book (the 7th in the series). White Rocket’s other book, The Golden Age, continues to do well at # 5. Perseid Publishing cracks our list for the first time at # 7. Pulp Empire’s newest, a holiday-themed title, makes a strong debut at # 8.

From a publisher standpoint, we have seven publishers represented. Pro Se has three titles in the top ten, followed by White Rocket, who has two. Rounding out the list are Pulp Empire, Airship 27, Altus, Moonstone and Perseid, all of whom have one each.

Take it all with a grain of salt, folks.

New Pulp Best Seller List (Based on Amazon Sales Ranks 12/10/12)

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 10, 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) – 104,887
2) Pro Se Presents # 15 by Various (Pro Se Press, November 2012) – 427,806
3) The Spider: Shadow of Evil by C.J. Henderson and J. Anthony Kosar (Moonstone Books, October 2012) – 451,668
4) The Spur: Loki’s Rock by Mark Ellis (Fortuna Books, September 2012) – 573,276
5) The Golden Age by Jeff Deischer (White Rocket Books, October 2012) – 855,636
6) Secret Agent “X” – Volume Four by Various (Airship 27, October 2012) – 1,400,800
7) Horror Heroes by Various (Pulp Empire, October 2012) – 1,421,842
8 ) Black Bat Mysteries Volume Two by Various (Airship 27, August 2012) – 1,447,459
9) Mystery Men (& Women) Volume Three by Various (Airship 27, November 2012) – 1,496,677
10) Three Against the Stars by Joe Bonadonna (Airship 27, November 2012) – 1,745,577

Just missing the list were: Monster Aces by Various (Pro Se Press, October 2012) – 1,851,150, Pro Se Presents # 14 by Various (Pro Se Press, October 2012) – 2,076,179, Sha’Daa: Pawns (Volume 3) by Various (Perseid Publishing, October 2012) – 2,347,502, Blood of the Centipede by Chuck Miller (Pro Se Press, September 2012) – 2,512,398, Pirates and Swashbucklers Volume Two by Various (Pulp Empire, October 2012) – 2,784,325.

It’s weeks like this one where, if I were a New Pulp publisher, I’d be kicking myself. Relatively soft sales ranks all around so a # 1 spot was right there for the taking. Instead, we get Doc Savage retaining the perch with a sales rank well below what we’ve been seeing from that title. Still, it looks like Altus has a juggernaut in the Doc license — every book spends long stretches atop this list. It makes me wonder how a Shadow revival would do… Hey, Conde Nast! I’m sitting right here if you wanna talk about it! Moving back into the realm of things that aren’t pipe dreams, we see Pro Se Press getting very strong sales from the newest issue of Pro Se Presents. Likewise, The Spider continues to do well, moving into the # 3 spot this time around. Last week’s # 2, The Golden Age, slips a bit to # 5 but continues to offer the best sales ranks we’ve ever seen from a White Rockets title in print (they do most of their business in eBooks). In the “just missing the list” category, I’ve started tracking Perseid Publishing’s newest, as I saw it advertised on one of the Facebook groups devoted to New Pulp. Sha’Daa: Pawns (Volume 3) didn’t quite crack the list but maybe it will next week. Airship 27, which placed four books in the top ten last week, does a repeat this time around. They’re all gathered up on the bottom end of the list considering no other publisher places more than one title on the list, it’s impressive nonetheless.

From a publisher standpoint, we have seven publishers represented. Airship 27 flies into the lead with four books in the top ten, followed by Pro Se, Pulp Empire, White Rocket, Altus, Moonstone and Fortuna, all of whom have one each.

Take it all with a grain of salt, folks.

New Pulp Best Seller List (Based on Amazon Sales Ranks 12/2/12)

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 2, 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) – 71,739
2) The Golden Age by Jeff Deischer (White Rocket Books, October 2012) – 125,852
3) Pro Se Presents # 15 by Various (Pro Se Press, November 2012) – 184,340
4) The Spider: Shadow of Evil by C.J. Henderson and J. Anthony Kosar (Moonstone Books, October 2012) – 273,590
5) Horror Heroes by Various (Pulp Empire, October 2012) – 585,940
6) Secret Agent “X” – Volume Four by Various (Airship 27, October 2012) – 647,102

7) Three Against the Stars by Joe Bonadonna (Airship 27, November 2012) – 795,194
8 ) Black Bat Mysteries Volume Two by Various (Airship 27, August 2012) – 867,330
9) Mystery Men (& Women) Volume Three by Various (Airship 27, November 2012) – 956,126
10) Monster Aces by Various (Pro Se Press, October 2012) – 1,463,279

Just missing the list were: Pro Se Presents # 14 by Various (Pro Se Press, October 2012) – 1,697,869, Blood of the Centipede by Chuck Miller (Pro Se Press, September 2012) – 2,140,953, Pirates and Swashbucklers Volume Two by Various (Pulp Empire, October 2012) – 2,335,554 and The Spur: Loki’s Rock by Mark Ellis (Fortuna Books, September 2012) – 2,471,177.

We’re into December now, which means that several books are no longer eligible for the list. The new volumes of Dillon and The Green Hornet both take their leave this week, after strong showings for the past few months. While Doc Savage retains the top spot, we see some real shakeups elsewhere on the list. Jeff Deischer’s The Golden Age slides up from # 3 to # 2 this week, while Pro Se’s newest issue of their monthly magazine debuts at # 3. The big news has to be the return of Airship 27 — after two weeks in a row where they failed to place a single book in the Top Ten, they end up leading the way with FOUR books this week. Of special note is Three Against the Stars by Joe Bonadonna, which is Airship’s newest release. For a very long time, Pro Se and Airship 27 had a healthy rivalry going to see who would be the dominant New Pulp publisher and I think the market is much stronger when there’s good competition between the two.

From a publisher standpoint, we have five publishers represented. Airship 27 flies into the lead with four books in the top ten, followed by Pro Se Press who has two. Altus, Moonstone, White Rocket 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 11/26/12)

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 November 26, 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 November 2012, I’m only looking at books published since August 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) – 43,371
2) The Spider: Shadow of Evil by C.J. Henderson and J. Anthony Kosar (Moonstone Books, October 2012) – 245,597
3) The Green Hornet: Still At Large by Various (Moonstone Books, August 2012) – 273,519
4) The Golden Age by Jeff Deischer (White Rocket Books, October 2012) – 484,391
5) Monster Aces by Various (Pro Se Press, October 2012) – 996,619
6) Horror Heroes by Various (Pulp Empire, October 2012) – 1,179,525
7) Pro Se Presents # 14 by Various (Pro Se Press, October 2012) – 1,311,263

8 ) Dillon and the Pirates of Xonira by Derrick Ferguson (Pulpwork Press, August 2012) – 1,313,221
9) Blood of the Centipede by Chuck Miller (Pro Se Press, September 2012) – 1,726,462
10) Pirates and Swashbucklers Volume Two by Various (Pulp Empire, October 2012) – 1,875,704

Just missing the list were: The Spur: Loki’s Rock by Mark Ellis (Fortuna Books, September 2012) – 2,098,749, Mystery Men (& Women) Volume Three by Various (Airship 27, November 2012) – 2,109,361, Black Bat Mysteries Volume Two by Various (Airship 27, August 2012) – 2,158,107, and Secret Agent “X” – Volume Four by Various (Airship 27, October 2012) – 2,600,383.

If you’re thinking that this week’s list looks familiar, you’re not far off. We have the same top ten as last week, with only a few minor deviations in where the books ended up. And our four “just missing the list” books are also the same, though Loki’s Rock moves up from # 12 to # 11. We continue to see the classic heroes dominating the top of the list (I’m including Jeff Deischer’s The Golden Age here). Once we get to # 5, we see a rash of New Pulp creations, which always warms my heart. Still, we definitely see that classic heroes hold sway over fans, both young and old. Derrick Ferguson’s Dillon drops from # 3 to # 8 but Monster Aces rises an almost equal amount. Pro Se continues to see solid sales from Chuck Miller’s Black Centipede franchise. Pulp Empire snags two spots this time around, which is now such a common occurrence that I think you have to put them up there with Airship 27 in terms of sales, if not in volume. For the second week in a row, Airship didn’t place any books in the top 10, though they do have spots 12, 13 & 14.

From a publisher standpoint, we have six publishers represented. Pro Se leads the way with three titles, followed by Moonstone and Pulp Empire, who have two each. Pulpwork, Altus and White Rocket have one each.

Take it all with a grain of salt, folks.

New Pulp Best Seller List (Based on Amazon Sales Ranks 11/19/12)

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 November 19, 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 November 2012, I’m only looking at books published since August 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) – 57,048
2) The Spider: Shadow of Evil by C.J. Henderson and J. Anthony Kosar (Moonstone Books, October 2012) – 130,968
3) Dillon and the Pirates of Xonira by Derrick Ferguson (Pulpwork Press, August 2012) – 244,190
4) The Golden Age by Jeff Deischer (White Rocket Books, October 2012) – 401,327
5) Horror Heroes by Various (Pulp Empire, October 2012) – 543,472
6) The Green Hornet: Still At Large by Various (Moonstone Books, August 2012) – 643,187
7) Pro Se Presents # 14 by Various (Pro Se Press, October 2012) – 1,024,875
8 ) Monster Aces by Various (Pro Se Press, October 2012) – 1,031,914
9) Blood of the Centipede by Chuck Miller (Pro Se Press, September 2012) – 1,325,180
10) Pirates and Swashbucklers Volume Two by Various (Pulp Empire, October 2012) – 1,397,963

Just missing the list were: Mystery Men (& Women) Volume Three by Various (Airship 27, November 2012) – 1,612,801, The Spur: Loki’s Rock by Mark Ellis (Fortuna Books, September 2012) – 1,720,368, Black Bat Mysteries Volume Two by Various (Airship 27, August 2012) – 1,796,693,  and Secret Agent “X” – Volume Four by Various (Airship 27, October 2012) – 2,129,896.

Sales are down overall from last week but are still up in general from where we were a month or two ago. Doc Savage and The Spider maintain their grips at the top while Derrick Ferguson’s Dillon continues its bipolar run, jumping all the way back up to # 3 after being off the list last week. White Rocket continues to get its strongest showing ever on this list from Jeff Deischer’s newest, while Pulp Empire has proven that they’re no flash in the pan, consistently placing multiple titles in the top ten. Pro Se continues to do well in overall numbers, though they’ve tended to congregate in the bottom half of the list lately. For the first time in awhile, no Airship titles managed to sneak onto the list, though they dominate the “just missing the list” category, with unofficial spots # 11, 13 and 14.

From a publisher standpoint, we have six publishers represented. Pro Se leads the way with three titles, followed by Pulp Empire and Moonstone, who have two each. Pulpwork, Altus and White Rocket have one each.

Take it all with a grain of salt, folks.