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

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 12, 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) – 31,848
2) The Spider: Shadow of Evil by C.J. Henderson and J. Anthony Kosar (Moonstone Books, October 2012) – 108,128
3) The Golden Age by Jeff Deischer (White Rocket Books, October 2012) – 331,644
4) Monster Aces by Various (Pro Se Press, October 2012) – 393,543
5)
Pro Se Presents # 14 by Various (Pro Se Press, October 2012) – 477,778
6) Pirates and Swashbucklers Volume Two by Various (Pulp Empire, October 2012) – 505,180
7) The Green Hornet: Still At Large by Various (Moonstone Books, August 2012) – 517,421
8 ) Blood of the Centipede by Chuck Miller (Pro Se Press, September 2012) – 574,032
9) Mystery Men (& Women) Volume Three by Various (Airship 27, November 2012) – 732,407
10) Horror Heroes by Various (Pulp Empire, October 2012) – 806,664

Just missing the list were: Black Bat Mysteries Volume Two by Various (Airship 27, August 2012) – 1,346,364, The Spur: Loki’s Rock by Mark Ellis (Fortuna Books, September 2012) – 1,354,574 and Secret Agent “X” – Volume Four by Various (Airship 27, October 2012) – 1,697,654.

Very strong sales ranks this week, as every book in the top ten is below a million — that’s great news for New Pulp as a whole! The newest Doc Savage novel is consistently staying at around 30K, which indicates that this might be one of the better selling in the series. White Rocket seems to have a hit on its hands with Jeff Deischer’s newest, which returns to the list for the 2nd time in three weeks. Monster Aces looks to be establishing itself as a popular property and Pulp Empire continues to sell well, notching two titles in the top ten this week. Our lone debut is # 9 Mystery Men volume, which is the third in the series from Airship 27.

From a publisher standpoint, we have five publishers represented. Pro Se leads the way with three titles, followed by Pulp Empire and Moonstone, who have two each. Airship 27, Altus Press and White Rocket have one book each on the list.

Take it all with a grain of salt, folks.

New Pulp Best Seller List (Based on Amazon Sales Ranks 11/5/12)

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 5, 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) – 30,206
2) Horror Heroes by Various (Pulp Empire, October 2012) – 50,224
3)
The Spider: Shadow of Evil by C.J. Henderson and J. Anthony Kosar (Moonstone Books, October 2012) – 130,605
4) Pro Se Presents # 14 by Various (Pro Se Press, October 2012) – 318,238
5) The Green Hornet: Still At Large by Various (Moonstone Books, August 2012) – 330,513
6) Black Bat Mysteries Volume Two by Various (Airship 27, August 2012) – 406,180
7) The Spur: Loki’s Rock by Mark Ellis (Fortuna Books, September 2012) – 848,062
8 ) Monster Aces by Various (Pro Se Press, October 2012) – 1,137,441
9) Secret Agent “X” – Volume Four by Various (Airship 27, October 2012) – 1,185,908
10) Blood of the Centipede by Chuck Miller (Pro Se Press, September 2012) – 1,216,931

Just missing the list were: The Golden Age by Jeff Deischer (White Rocket Books, October 2012) – 1,273,080, Pirates and Swashbucklers Volume Two by Various (Pulp Empire, October 2012) – 1,796,254 and Dillon and the Pirates of Xonira by Derrick Ferguson (Pulpwork Press, August 2012) – 2,044,612.

Interesting week! Pulp Empire’s newest debuts at a very strong # 2 — and in many weeks, they would have been at # 1 with that sales rank. It’s surrounded by classic heroes – Doc Savage, The Spider, the Green Hornet and The Black Bat, though Pro Se’s newest issue of its monthly magazine creeps into the # 4 spot. the bottom half of the list sees continued strong sales from several series characters like The Spur and The Black Centipede. Last week’s # 3 book, The Golden Age by Jeff Desicher, takes a tumble and just misses the list this week.

From a publisher standpoint, we have six publishers represented. Pro Se leads the way with three titles, followed by Airship 27 and Moonstone Books with two each. Altus, Fortuna 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 10/29/12)

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 October 29, 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 October 2012, I’m only looking at books published since July 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) – 17,678
2)
The Spider: Shadow of Evil by C.J. Henderson and J. Anthony Kosar (Moonstone Books, October 2012) – 80,388
3) Secret Agent “X” – Volume Four by Various (Airship 27, October 2012) – 199,180
4) The Golden Age by Jeff Deischer (White Rocket Books, October 2012) – 199,922
5) Pro Se Presents # 14 by Various (Pro Se Press, October 2012) – 275,405
6) Monster Aces by Various (Pro Se Press, October 2012) – 355,802
7) Blood of the Centipede by Chuck Miller (Pro Se Press, September 2012) – 506,707
8 ) Captain Action: Riddle of the Glowing Men by Jim Beard (Airship 27, July 2012) – 627,606
9) The Green Hornet: Still At Large by Various (Moonstone Books, August 2012) – 714,123
10) The Spur: Loki’s Rock by Mark Ellis (Fortuna Books, September 2012) – 980,025

Just missing the list were: Pulp Ink 2 by Various (Snubnose Press, July 2012) – 1,437,559, Dillon and the Pirates of Xonira by Derrick Ferguson (Pulpwork Press, August 2012) – 1,620,294 and Aliens Among Us by Various (Pulp Empire, August 2012) – 1,770,050

Now this is more like it! After a couple of months of soft sales, we now have a top ten list that features every book with a sales rank of under 1 million. That’s very good! At the top of the list, Doc Savage, The Spider and Secret Agent “X” take the lead — showing that classic characters are still leading the way. In fact, our highest debut is at # 4 and it features a whole host of public domain comic book heroes, so it fits in perfectly with the above. Jeff Deischer’s superhero pulp has a very solid debut. Pro Se’s newest, Monster Aces, debuts at # 6, with numbers that on some weeks would have put it in the top 3. Captain Action remains strong at # 8, in its last week of eligibility on the list.

From a publisher standpoint, we have six publishers represented. Pro Se leads the way with three books, followed by Moonstone & Airship 27, who have two each. White Rocket, Fortuna and Altus have one each.

Take it all with a grain of salt, folks.

New Pulp Best Seller List (Based on Amazon Sales Ranks 10/22/12)

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 October 22, 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 October 2012, I’m only looking at books published since July 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) – 24,692
2) The Spider: Shadow of Evil by C.J. Henderson and J. Anthony Kosar (Moonstone Books, October 2012) – 340,466
3) The Green Hornet: Still At Large by Various (Moonstone Books, August 2012) – 713,481
4) Blood of the Centipede by Chuck Miller (Pro Se Press, September 2012) – 760,920
5) Dillon and the Pirates of Xonira by Derrick Ferguson (Pulpwork Press, August 2012) – 811,412
6) Pirates & Swashbucklers Volume Two by Various (Pulp Empire, October 2012) – 883,948
7) Captain Action: Riddle of the Glowing Men by Jim Beard (Airship 27, July 2012) – 1,050,157

8 ) Secret Agent “X” – Volume Four by Various (Airship 27, October 2012) – 1,069,633
9) The Spur: Loki’s Rock by Mark Ellis (Fortuna Books, September 2012) – 1,187,883
10) Aliens Among Us by Various (Pulp Empire, August 2012) – 1,259,838
 

Just missing the list were: The Adventures of Lazarus Gray: Die Glockeby Barry Reese (Pro Se Press, July 2012) – 1,617,860, Pro Se Presents # 13 by Various (Pro Se Press, August 2012) – 1,628,807, Pro Se Presents # 12 by Various (Pro Se Press, July 2012) – 1,806,941 and Black Bat Mysteries Volume Two by Various (Airship 27, August 2012) – 2,051,244

This list has received a good bit of feedback lately — none of it of the positive variety, really. Quite a few people have asked why I’m not tracking eBooks, several of them saying that it would be a truer indicator of sales and that print is dead. I’ve explained that I used to track eBook sales but it was just too much — a LOT of people only publish eBooks and thus what I have to track is a lot larger… and publishers aren’t exactly sending me notices when they release something so I have to scour the Internet to find out that info. Then they bitch when I miss something and to be honest, I take an hour out of my time every Monday morning to do this. I’m not getting paid for it. I started doing it just to compare my own books to what else was out there, it seemed to catch on and so I continued to doing it. I’ve also had several people say that the ranks I’m posting “don’t mean anything” since just a couple of sales can cause a huge shift in the ranks. All I’ve ever said is that I’m taking a weekly snapshot of the sales ranks — and they are what they are, meaning I can’t manipulate them. So they’re “true” for what they are. Strangely, the folks who hit number one on the list are never complaining.

Anyway, after a strong sales week last week, the floor kind of fell out on us this time around. The new Doc Savage book is selling very well and Moonstone’s classic revivals are, of course, doing fine. But beyond that… we have one debut on the list this week as Airship 27’s Secret Agent “X” book debuts at # 8. Last week’s # 2, Captain Action, drops to # 7. Chuck Miller’s Centipede book gives Pro Se their lone appearance in the top ten, which is unusual for them, as they generally lead the way.

From a publisher standpoint, we have seven publishers represented. Moonstone, Pulp Empire and Airship 27 have two books each, followed by Pro Se, Fortuna, Altus and Pulpwork, who have one each.

Take it all with a grain of salt, folks.

New Pulp Best Seller List (Based on Amazon Sales Ranks 10/15/12)

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 October 15, 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 October 2012, I’m only looking at books published since July 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) – 54,840
2) Captain Action: Riddle of the Glowing Men by Jim Beard (Airship 27, July 2012) – 106,835
3) Aliens Among Us by Various (Pulp Empire, August 2012) – 205,505
4) Pirates & Swashbucklers Volume Two by Various (Pulp Empire, October 2012) – 247,228
5) The Spider: Shadow of Evil by C.J. Henderson and J. Anthony Kosar (Moonstone Books, October 2012) – 255,004

6) The Green Hornet: Still At Large by Various (Moonstone Books, August 2012) – 326,393
7) The Spur: Loki’s Rock by Mark Ellis (Fortuna Books, September 2012) – 521,221
8 ) Blood of the Centipede by Chuck Miller (Pro Se Press, September 2012) – 530,892
9) The Adventures of Lazarus Gray: Die Glocke by Barry Reese (Pro Se Press, July 2012) – 1,218,152
10) Pro Se Presents # 13 by Various (Pro Se Press, August 2012) – 1,294,965

Just missing the list were: Pro Se Presents # 12 by Various (Pro Se Press, July 2012) – 1,460,215, Black Bat Mysteries Volume Two by Various (Airship 27, August 2012) – 1,699,013 and Fight Card – Round 4 by Wayne Dundee (Fight Card Productions, July 2012) – 2,786,278.

For those of you who are curious, Airship 27’s new Secret Agent “X” book has no sales rank yet — I’m sure it will debut on the list next week.

Sales, on the whole, were way up this week. The first 8 spots on the list all had very good sales ranks and are a real return to form. There’s a huge distance between # 8 and 9 on this list — I’m sure several publishers would have liked to have filled that void. At the very top, Doc Savage continues to hold sway, which is no surprise. Captain Action jumps back up to the # 2 spot, showing strong life in its last month of eligibility. Pulp Empire has what is probably its strongest week yet, as they notch two spots in the top four — Aliens Among Us returns to the list and their newest book debuts at # 4. Following that, we have continued strong sales from The Spider and The Green Hornet. Mark Ellis’ Spur volume looks like it will be a fixture on the list for the next few months. The bottom three spots are all Pro Se titles. Airship 27’s Sinbad book made a brief appearance on the list few weeks ago but has vanished since then — it had a sales rank over 3 million this week. Given the strong push it received and the talent involved, that one has really surprised me.

From a publisher standpoint, we have six publishers represented. Pro Se leads the way with three books (though it should be noted that those last two books were distant finishers on the bottom of the list), followed by Pulp Empire and Moonstone Books, each with two titles. We then have Altus Press, Fortuna Books and Airship 27, all of whom have one book represented.

Take it all with a grain of salt, folks.

New Pulp Best Seller List (Based on Amazon Sales Ranks 10/08/12)

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 October 8, 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 October 2012, I’m only looking at books published since July 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) – 36,114
2) The Adventures of Lazarus Gray: Die Glocke by Barry Reese (Pro Se Press, July 2012) – 241,662
3) The Spider: Shadow of Evil by C.J. Henderson and J. Anthony Kosar (Moonstone Books, October 2012) – 368,531
4) The Spur: Loki’s Rock by Mark Ellis (Fortuna Books, September 2012) – 690,972
5) The Green Hornet: Still At Large by Various (Moonstone Books, August 2012) – 795,186
6) Pro Se Presents # 13 by Various (Pro Se Press, August 2012) – 893,933
7) Pro Se Presents # 12 by Various (Pro Se Press, July 2012) – 1,001,587
8 ) Captain Action: Riddle of the Glowing Men by Jim Beard (Airship 27, July 2012) – 1,034,572
9) Black Bat Mysteries Volume Two by Various (Airship 27, August 2012) – 1,367,590
10) Blood of the Centipede by Chuck Miller (Pro Se Press, September 2012) – 1,561,815

Just missing the list were: Counterpunch: Fight Card – Round 4 by Wayne Dundee (Fight Card Productions, July 2012) – 2,346,506, Aliens Among Us by Various (Pulp Empire, August 2012) – 2,348,933, Sinbad – The New Voyages Volume One by Various (Airship 27, September 2012) – 2,547,831 and Dillon and the Pirates of Xonira by Derrick Ferguson (Pulpwork Press, August 2012) – 3,102,582.

An interesting week — Doc Savage maintains his hold on the top spot while the first new Spider novel in decades debuts at # 3. Sandwiched between those two is Pro Se’s latest Lazarus Gray collection. At # 4, we have Mark Ellis’ latest, followed by the Green Hornet. So a nice mix of classic characters and new ones in the top half of the list. In the bottom half, we see Pro Se’s most recent magazines, Airship’s Black Bat, Jim Beard’s Captain Action and Chuck Miller’s new Black Centipede. Sales look a little healthier this week as we gain steam heading towards the holiday shopping season.

From a publisher standpoint, we have five publishers represented. Pro Se Press leads the way with four titles, followed by Airship 27 and Moonstone, both of whom have two. Altus and Fortuna Books have one each.

Take it all with a grain of salt, folks.

New Pulp Best Seller List (Based on Amazon Sales Ranks 10/01/12)

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 October 1, 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 October 2012, I’m only looking at books published since July 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) – 74,022
2)
Captain Action: Riddle of the Glowing Men by Jim Beard (Airship 27, July 2012) – 434,903
3) The Green Hornet: Still At Large by Various (Moonstone Books, August 2012) – 608,660
4) Black Bat Mysteries Volume Two by Various (Airship 27, August 2012) – 928,393
5) Pro Se Presents # 13 by Various (Pro Se Press, August 2012) – 931,590
6) Pro Se Presents # 12 by Various (Pro Se Press, July 2012) – 1,134,579
7) Blood of the Centipede by Chuck Miller (Pro Se Press, September 2012) – 1,161,381
8 ) The Adventures of Lazarus Gray: Die Glocke by Barry Reese (Pro Se Press, July 2012) – 1,712,248
9) Counterpunch: Fight Card – Round 4 by Wayne Dundee (Fight Card Productions, July 2012) – 1,924,064
10) Aliens Among Us by Various (Pulp Empire, August 2012) – 1,973,438

Just missing the list were: Sinbad – The New Voyages Volume One by Various (Airship 27, September 2012) – 2,085,350 and Dillon and the Pirates of Xonira by Derrick Ferguson (Pulpwork Press, August 2012) – 2,646,138.

It’s a new month so several old standbys are now no longer eligible for the list. Goodbye Pulptress, Tales from the Hanging Monkey, etc.

The release of a new Doc Savage novel is, of course, accompanied by the series’ return to the top of the charts. Following that, we see continued strong performances from Captain Action and The Green Hornet. Beyond that, sales are very soft, indeed. Seven of the ten books on the list have sales ranks of over 900,000, which isn’t particularly impressive. We do have a new debut at # 9, as another Fight Club title hits the list. Overall, we continue to see a rather steep depression in the New Pulp field. It may just be the time of year — hopefully sales will pick up as folks start shopping for Christmas.

From a publisher standpoint, we have six publishers represented. Pro Se Press leads the way with four titles, followed by Airship 27, who has two. Altus, Moonstone, Fight Card 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 9/24/12)

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 September 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 September 2012, I’m only looking at books published since June 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) Captain Action: Riddle of the Glowing Men by Jim Beard (Airship 27, July 2012) – 125,208
2)
The Green Hornet: Still At Large by Various (Moonstone Books, August 2012) – 150,583
3) Blood of the Centipede by Chuck Miller (Pro Se Press, September 2012) – 327,012
4) Pro Se Presents # 13 by Various (Pro Se Press, August 2012) – 418,517
5) Jungle Tales by Various (Airship 27, June 2012) – 621,962
6) The Pulptress by Various (Pro Se Press, June 2012) – 1,007,513
7) Black Bat Mysteries Volume Two by Various (Airship 27, August 2012) – 1,124,408
8 ) The Adventures of Lazarus Gray: Die Glocke by Barry Reese (Pro Se Press, July 2012) – 1,317,105
9) Tales from the Hanging Monkey by Various (Airship 27, June 2012) – 1,584,419
10) Aliens Among Us by Various (Pulp Empire, August 2012) – 1,599,001

Just missing the list were: Sinbad – The New Voyages Volume One by Various (Airship 27, September 2012) – 1,599,182, Pro Se Presents # 12 by Various (Pro Se Press, July 2012) – 2,025,521 and Dillon and the Pirates of Xonira by Derrick Ferguson (Pulpwork Press, August 2012) – 2,214,408.

Captain Action is a former # 1 and has been a strong seller but to see it back on top this late in the game is a pleasant surprise. I can only assume Airship 27 will be announcing a follow-up soon. Chuck Miller’s Black Centipede character gets a new release, debuting at a strong # 3. Beyond that, it’s definitely a two horse race as Pro Se Press and Airship 27 swap spots all the way down to # 10, where Pulp Empire’s Aliens Among Us retains its spot on the list. Overall, sales are still a little soft compared to just a few months ago. Airship 27’s Sinbad book just misses the list this time around but the return of Jungle Tales to the top ten helps a bit in terms of market share.

From a publisher standpoint, we have four publishers represented. Airship 27 and Pro Se Press have four titles each while Moonstone and Pulp Empire each have one title on the list.

Take it all with a grain of salt, folks.

New Pulp Best Seller List 9/17/12 (Based on Amazon Sales Ranks)

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 September 17, 2012.
3) In order to keep the focus on new releases, eligible works must have been published within three months of the current date. So, since this list is being done in August 2012, I’m only looking at books published since June 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 Pulptress by Various (Pro Se Press, June 2012) – 178,177
2)
The Green Hornet: Still At Large by Various (Moonstone Books, August 2012) – 307,543
3) The Adventures of Lazarus Gray: Die Glocke by Barry Reese (Pro Se Press, July 2012) – 321,989
4) Sinbad – The New Voyages Volume One by Various (Airship 27, September 2012) – 641,185
5) Black Bat Mysteries Volume Two by Various (Airship 27, August 2012) – 669,975
6) Captain Action: Riddle of the Glowing Men by Jim Beard (Airship 27, July 2012) – 960,113
7) Tales from the Hanging Monkey by Various (Airship 27, June 2012) – 1,167,982
8 ) Aliens Among Us by Various (Pulp Empire, August 2012) – 1,302,412
9) Pro Se Presents # 13 by Various (Pro Se Press, August 2012) – 1,381,094
10) Pro Se Presents # 12 by Various (Pro Se Press, July 2012) – 1,666,196

Just missing the list were: Dillon and the Pirates of Xonira by Derrick Ferguson (Pulpwork Press, August 2012) – 1,812,375, Jungle Tales by Various (Airship 27, June 2012) – 1,993,497 and Blackthorn: Dynasty of Mars by I.A. Watson (White Rocket Books, July 2012) – 2,083,908.

Well, THAT was unexpected. The Pulptress has been a strong seller ever since its debut in these final weeks of its eligibility, I never expected it to shoot back up the list to land at # 1 again. Whether its the character herself, the stories contained in the book or the low price-point, this volume has been a bona fide hit. The Green Hornet continues to hold its ground at # 2 while the newest Lazarus Gray volume jumps back onto the list at # 3. Following that, we enter the Airship 27 portion of the list. The publisher locks down spots 4-7, with their newest titles clocking in at 4 & 5. The Sinbad book has been highly anticipated so its high ranking is no surprise. Pulp Empire continues to get solid sales out of Aliens Among Us.

From a publisher standpoint, we have four publishers represented. Airship 27 and Pro Se Press have four titles each while Moonstone and Pulp Empire each have one title on the list.

Take it all with a grain of salt, folks.

New Pulp Best Seller List (Based on Amazon Sales Ranks 9/10/12)

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 September 10, 2012.
3) In order to keep the focus on new releases, eligible works must have been published within three months of the current date. So, since this list is being done in August 2012, I’m only looking at books published since June 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 Green Hornet: Still At Large by Various (Moonstone Books, August 2012) – 393,818
2)
Captain Action: Riddle of the Glowing Men by Jim Beard (Airship 27, July 2012) – 460,746
3) Black Bat Mysteries Volume Two by Various (Airship 27, August 2012) – 544,722
4) Pro Se Presents # 13 by Various (Pro Se Press, August 2012) – 715,873
5) The Pulptress by Various (Pro Se Press, June 2012) – 935,460
6) Pro Se Presents # 12 by Various (Pro Se Press, July 2012) – 1,004,264
7) Aliens Among Us by Various (Pulp Empire, August 2012) – 1,022,037
8 ) Tales from the Hanging Monkey by Various (Airship 27, June 2012) – 1,189,187
9) Dillon and the Pirates of Xonira by Derrick Ferguson (Pulpwork Press, August 2012) – 1,430,892
10) Blackthorn: Dynasty of Mars by I.A. Watson (White Rocket Books, July 2012) – 1,645,190

Just missing the list were: Jungle Tales by Various (Airship 27, June 2012) – 1,717,301, The Adventures of Lazarus Gray: Die Glocke by Barry Reese (Pro Se Press, July 2012) – 2,049,626 and Modern Pulp Heroes by Various (Pulp Empire, June 2012) – 2,061,446.

Sales continue to be fairly soft in the New Pulp world. A new Doc Savage book should be on the way soon so hopefully that will provide a shot in the arm to the otherwise quiet sales ranks we’re experiencing. The Green Hornet continues to roll at # 1, followed by the strong debut of Captain Action. Airship 27 has a good week overall, as their new Black Bat title forces its way into the # 3 spot and Tales from the Hanging Monkey returns to the list at # 8. Pulp Empire has to be happy with the continued presence of Aliens Among Us. Derrick Ferguson’s Dillon drops a few spots this week — given the popularity of the character and his author, I’m a little surprised it hasn’t peaked higher but perhaps it’s a slow burner at present — I do foresee a long run in the top ten, even if it’s mostly in the bottom half of the list. Pro Se continues to see a dominant performance from The Pulptress — if there aren’t plans for a second volume in the series yet, I’d be shocked.

From a publisher standpoint, we have six publishers represented. Pro Se Press and Airship 27 have three titles each, followed by Moonstone, Pulp Empire, Pulpwork Press and White Rocket Books, all of whom have one each.

Take it all with a grain of salt, folks.