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New Pulp Best Seller List (Based on Amazon Sales Ranks 6/25/12)

It’s that time again! Before I unveil the Top Ten, let’s go over a few of the ground rules, shall we? These rules have been fairly stable for some time now but I have recently added rule # 5, so please take note.

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 June 25, 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 June 2012, I’m only looking at books published since March 2012. Please keep that in mind before complaining that Title X is not listed.
4) I am no longer tracking pre-release orders. Some publishers never actually release their books and when they do, it’s months after they were supposed to be released. Everything listed in the Top Ten is currently for sale.
5) Like the name suggests, we’re tracking “New” pulp — I’m not tracking sales rankings for reprints of classic material. In order for something to qualify for this list, it has to be at least 50% new material that has not been printed in book form before.
6) I am human. I make mistakes. If you are aware of a title that should be listed below (keeping in mind all the rules above), please let me know and I will make sure to remedy the situation.
7) I get most of my information from All Pulp, New Pulp, the Pulp Factory mailing list and a few other sites. If you think I might miss your release, let me know in advance — drop me a line and tell me when it’s being released.

Without further ado, here’s the completely and totally unofficial New Pulp bestseller list as of right now (title, then publisher, then release date, then sales rank):

1) Doc Savage: The Infernal Buddha by Will Murray (Altus Press, May 2012) – 32,787
2) Sherlock Holmes: The Crossovers Casebook by Various (Moonstone Books, March 2012) – 51,979
3) Sgt. Janus, Spirit-Breaker by Jim Beard (Airship 27, May 2012) – 164,007
4) The Lone Ranger: Vendetta by Howard Hopkins (Moonstone Books, May 2012) – 186,998
5) Jungle Tales by Various (Airship 27, June 2012) – 200,775
6) Kolchak and the Lost World by C.J. Henderson (Moonstone Books, May 2012) – 202,807
7) The Pulptress by Various (Pro Se Press, June 2012) – 210,031
8 ) Pro Se Presents # 11 by Various (Pro Se Press, June 2012) – 278,838
9) The Lone Ranger Chronicles by Various (Moonstone Books, May 2012) – 297,382
10) Tales of The Rook by Various (Pro Se Press, May 2012) – 383,847

Just missing the list were: Pro Se Presents # 10 by Various (Pro Se Press, May 2012) – 487,010, Pro Se Presents # 9 by Various (Pro Se Press, April 2012) – 489,756, Living Legends by Various (Metahuman Press, May 2012) – 594,014 and The Destiny of Fu Manchu by William Patrick Maynard (Black Coat Press, March 2012) – 610,695

Let me start by saying that it is now taking quite awhile to do these lists — because many publishers are releasing a ton of books right now. As a result, there are many books to track and I’ve noticed that some releases appear to be slipping through the cracks, in terms of sales. The last two Pulp Obscura releases from Pro Se (the Eagle and the Armless O’Neil books) have not been able to crack the list — in fact, they’re not very close (both have ranks above 1.2 million). Likewise, Tales from the Hanging Monkey from Airship 27 (1.7 million) has yet to make much impact. In slower times, any new release from those two companies was bound to make at least a cursory appearance on the list. To be honest, I’m not sure we’ll see any of those three here — not with the kind of competition they’re facing.  I mean, Destiny of Fu Manchu had been in the list every week up until now and features a major pulp figure as its star — and it had a sales rank that normally would have gotten it squarely in the top ten. Instead, it’s the 14th best selling book this time around, in its last week of eligibility. Now, that’s a sign of real strength in the pulp market but publishers do need to be aware that without proper promotion, some of their books are now going to be released and promptly vanish into the mists of forgotten works, swallowed up by all these Moonstone books and books featuring “popular” characters and authors. Promotion is no longer something that people can ignore, figuring their books will sell to the hardcore New Pulp crowd no matter what. Those days are gone.

Anyway, Doc Savage and Sherlock Holmes continue to lead the way, though the Holmes book comes to the end of its eligibility with this week. It’s had a very healthy run on the list. The big surprise this week is Sgt. Janus, which climbs all the way to # 3, showing real strength for this new character. Also, Airship 27’s Jungle Tales makes a very impressive debut at # 5. Pro Se continues to see strong sales for The Pulptress and their monthly magazine.

From a publisher standpoint, we have four different companies on the list. Moonstone leads the way with four titles, followed by Pro Se with three, Airship 27 with two and Altus Press with one.

Take it all with a grain of salt, folks.

eBook Best Seller List — Kaput

Just a note to say that I don’t plan to track the eBook best seller list anymore — it’s way too hard to keep up with what’s being released and when, especially since publishers don’t always synch up their print and eBook releases and fewer still bother letting me what’s going on. I’m apparently supposed to just know that Publisher XYZ has released a new book, even though I’ve never heard of XYZ before today.

I’ll continue to do the Monday print list because I enjoy it but if you want to track Kindle sales, by all means, do your own list.

Enjoy your day!

New Pulp Best Seller List (Based on Amazon Sales Ranks 6/18/12)

It’s that time again! Before I unveil the Top Ten, let’s go over a few of the ground rules, shall we? These rules have been fairly stable for some time now but I have recently added rule # 5, so please take note.

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 June 18, 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 June 2012, I’m only looking at books published since March 2012. Please keep that in mind before complaining that Title X is not listed.
4) I am no longer tracking pre-release orders. Some publishers never actually release their books and when they do, it’s months after they were supposed to be released. Everything listed in the Top Ten is currently for sale.
5) Like the name suggests, we’re tracking “New” pulp — I’m not tracking sales rankings for reprints of classic material. In order for something to qualify for this list, it has to be at least 50% new material that has not been printed in book form before.
6) I am human. I make mistakes. If you are aware of a title that should be listed below (keeping in mind all the rules above), please let me know and I will make sure to remedy the situation.
7) I get most of my information from All Pulp, New Pulp, the Pulp Factory mailing list and a few other sites. If you think I might miss your release, let me know in advance — drop me a line and tell me when it’s being released.

Without further ado, here’s the completely and totally unofficial New Pulp bestseller list as of right now (title, then publisher, then release date, then sales rank):

1) Doc Savage: The Infernal Buddha by Will Murray (Altus Press, May 2012) – 13,594
2) The Lone Ranger: Vendetta by Howard Hopkins (Moonstone Books, May 2012) – 45,705
3) The Pulptress by Various (Pro Se Press, June 2012) – 68,605
4) Sherlock Holmes: The Crossovers Casebook by Various (Moonstone Books, March 2012) – 146,678
5) Tales of The Rook by Various (Pro Se Press, May 2012) – 151,300
6) The Lone Ranger Chronicles by Various (Moonstone Books, May 2012) – 208,465
7) Kolchak and the Lost World by C.J. Henderson (Moonstone Books, May 2012) – 336,858
8 ) The Destiny of Fu Manchu by William Patrick Maynard (Black Coat Press, March 2012) –379,005
9) Sgt. Janus, Spirit-Breaker by Jim Beard (Airship 27, May 2012) – 635,540
10) The Sting of the Silver Manticore by P.J. Lozito (Pro Se Press, April 2012) – 687,942

Just missing the list were: Modern Pulp Heroes by Various (Pulp Empire, June 2012) – 759,043, New Adventures of the Eagle by Various (Pro Se Press, June 2012) – 881,807 and Project Alpha by Lee Houston, Jr. (Pro Se Press, June 2012) – 1,022,020.

A week filled with new releases, particularly from the prolific Pro Se Press. Several books that you might normally expect to be on the list just couldn’t crack the top ten in these competitive days: Airship’s Tales from the Hanging Monkey finished just below Project Alpha and Pro Se’s newest issue of Pro Se Presents was lower than that. It should also be noted that Pro Se released yet another book on Sunday (the new Armless O’Neil) but it currently has no sales rank. At the very top, nothing seems close to Doc Savage at present, though Howard Hopkins’ Lone Ranger book continues to sell very strongly. The first of the new debuts hits at # 3 as The Pulptress elbows her way onto the list. We also have a new arrival at # 7. All of the other new books finished just outside the top ten but several of them missed by what amounts to only a few sales — which means that we could see a lot of variability in the list over the next few weeks. After being shut out of the top ten last week, Airship 27 returns at # 9 with the Sgt. Janus book.

From a publisher standpoint, we have five publishers on the list. Moonstone leads the way with 4 books, followed by Pro Se with 3.

Take it all with a grain of salt, folks.

New Pulp eBook Best Seller List (Based on Amazon Kindle Store Sales Ranks)

We’re looking at some Kindle Fire sales ranks this time around. There may be a bunch of New Pulp outfits that are only doing e-book releases that I may not know about — if so, I apologize for not listing you here. I used my print list as the jumping-off point. Let’s go over the basic ground rules that I used in compiling this list (which, again, are based off the ones I do for the print materials):

1) This list only tracks sales through AMAZON. It does not keep track of sales through Barnes and Noble or anything else!
2) This list only tracks AMAZON KINDLE sales. Exactly how Amazon calculates these things is mostly a trade secret and they vary wildly from day to day. If I checked this tomorrow, the list could be very different. This list reflects sales ranks as of Wednesday June 13, 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 June 2012, I’m only looking at eBooks published since March 2012. Please keep that in mind before complaining that Title X is not listed.
4) I am no longer tracking pre-release orders. Some publishers never actually release their eBooks and when they do, it’s months after they were supposed to be released. Everything listed in the Top Ten is currently for sale.
5) Like the name suggests, we’re tracking “New” pulp — I’m not tracking sales rankings for reprints of classic material. In order for something to qualify for this list, it has to be at least 50% new material that has not been printed in book form before.
6) I am human. I make mistakes. If you are aware of a title that should be listed below (keeping in mind all the rules above), please let me know and I will make sure to remedy the situation.
7) I get most of my information from All Pulp, New Pulp, the Pulp Factory mailing list and a few other sites. If you think I might miss your release, let me know in advance — drop me a line and tell me when it’s being released.

Without further ado, here’s the completely and totally unofficial New Pulp bestseller list as of right now (title, then publisher, then release date, then sales rank):

1) Doc Savage: The Infernal Buddha by Will Murray (Altus Press, May 2012) – 31,928
2) Hawk: Hand of the Machine by Van Plexico (White Rocket Books, May 2012) – 100,487
3) Tales of The Rook by Various (Pro Se Press, May 2012) – 232,074
4) Lost Tribes of the Dire Planet by Joel Jenkins (Pulp Work Press, May 2012) – 233,057
5) Pro Se Presents # 9 by Various (Pro Se Press, May 2012) – 260,875
6) Living Legends Book I: Old Soldiers (Metahuman Press, May 2012) – 267,217
7) King of the Outback by Jack Tunney (Fight Card Productions, May 2012) – 297,211
8 ) Hard Road by Jack Tunney (Fight Card Productions, April 2012) – 343,289
9) The Sting of the Silver Manticore by P.J. Lozito (Pro Se Press, April 2012) – 367,401
10) New Adventures of Thunder Jim Wade (Pro Se Press, March 2012) -376,917

Just missing the list: Counter Punch by Jack Tunney (Fight Card Productions, March 2012) – 473,725, Dragon Kings of the Orient by Percival Constantine (Pulp Work Press, May 2012) – 527,392,  and Pro Se Presents # 8 by Various (Pro Se Press, March 2012) – 536,134.

It should be noted that several recent Pro Se releases have not yet made it to the Kindle store (Lee Houston’s newest or Pro Se Presents # 10) so those will probably start showing up on the next list. As a result of that, however, we see no new releases on the chart this week, though several books slide up or down the list. Van Plexico’s Hawk makes the biggest jump, springing up to # 2. Overall, we have six publishers represented on the list. In case you’re wondering where Moonstone and Airship 27 are, neither publisher is in the Kindle store (though some of Moonstone’s back catalog is) for their new releases.

Take it all with a grain of salt, folks.

New Pulp Best Seller List (Based on Amazon Sales Ranks 6/11/12)

It’s that time again! Before I unveil the Top Ten, let’s go over a few of the ground rules, shall we? These rules have been fairly stable for some time now but I have recently added rule # 5, so please take note.

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 June 11, 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 June 2012, I’m only looking at books published since March 2012. Please keep that in mind before complaining that Title X is not listed.
4) I am no longer tracking pre-release orders. Some publishers never actually release their books and when they do, it’s months after they were supposed to be released. Everything listed in the Top Ten is currently for sale.
5) Like the name suggests, we’re tracking “New” pulp — I’m not tracking sales rankings for reprints of classic material. In order for something to qualify for this list, it has to be at least 50% new material that has not been printed in book form before.
6) I am human. I make mistakes. If you are aware of a title that should be listed below (keeping in mind all the rules above), please let me know and I will make sure to remedy the situation.
7) I get most of my information from All Pulp, New Pulp, the Pulp Factory mailing list and a few other sites. If you think I might miss your release, let me know in advance — drop me a line and tell me when it’s being released.

Without further ado, here’s the completely and totally unofficial New Pulp bestseller list as of right now (title, then publisher, then release date, then sales rank):

1) Doc Savage: The Infernal Buddha by Will Murray (Altus Press, May 2012) – 19,968
2) Sherlock Holmes: The Crossovers Casebook by Various (Moonstone Books, March 2012) – 62,969
3) The Lone Ranger: Vendetta by Howard Hopkins (Moonstone Books, May 2012) – 151,837
4) The Lone Ranger Chronicles by Various (Moonstone Books, May 2012) – 236,083
5) The Sting of the Silver Manticore by P.J. Lozito (Pro Se Press, April 2012) – 272,146
6) Tales of The Rook by Various (Pro Se Press, May 2012) – 284,883
7) New Adventures of the Eagle by Various (Pro Se Press, June 2012) – 328,344
8 ) New Adventures of Thunder Jim Wade (Pro Se Press, March 2012) – 359,145
9) Project Alpha by Lee Houston, Jr. (Pro Se Press, June 2012) – 469,705
10) The Destiny of Fu Manchu by William Patrick Maynard (Black Coat Press, March 2012) –480,663

Just missing the list were: Savior by Don Thomas (Pro Se Press, March 2012) – 592,360, Sgt. Janus, Spirit-Breaker by Jim Beard (Airship 27, May 2012) – 685,519 and Dr. Watson’s American Adventure by Erwin K. Roberts (Airship 27, April 2012) – 758,573.

One of the strongest and most competitive weeks in quite a while. Books that normally would have easily hit the top five (like the Sgt. Janus title at 685K) end up outside the list! Several new books hit the list this time around, with New Adventures of the Eagle leading the way at # 7. Project Alpha, another Pro Se release, joins it on the list at # 9. Destiny of Fu Manchu drops to its lowest ranking yet (# 10) but it’s a bit deceptive — its sales rank remains very consistent. It falls not because of the book selling less but because of the strength of other releases. At the very top, we see the mighty triumvirate of Doc Savage, Sherlock Holmes and the Lone Ranger.

From a publisher standpoint, we only have 4 publishers represented on the list, which is rather low. Pro Se dominates the second half of the list, giving them five books in the top ten. They’re followed by Moonstone with three, then Altus and Black Coat have one each. For the first time ever, there are no Airship 27 books on the top ten, though Sgt. Janus comes close, hitting at an unofficial # 12 with Dr. Watson’s American Adventure at unofficial # 13. Airship 27’s newest book (Tales from the Hanging Monkey) debuted last week but it currently hasn’t generated a sales rank at Amazon. I’d expect it to show up strongly next week.

Take it all with a grain of salt, folks.

New Pulp Best Seller List (Based on Amazon Sales Ranks 6/3/12)

It’s that time again! Before I unveil the Top Ten, let’s go over a few of the ground rules, shall we? These rules have been fairly stable for some time now but I have recently added rule # 5, so please take note.

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 Sunday morning June 3, 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 June 2012, I’m only looking at books published since March 2012. Please keep that in mind before complaining that Title X is not listed.
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.

Because of my wedding anniversary, I ran the stats a day early and am posting them in their customary Monday. All this means is that if you double-check my numbers on Monday morning, you might see small differences here and there — these numbers are current as of Sunday morning, though you’re seeing them on Monday.

Without further ado, here’s the completely and totally unofficial New Pulp bestseller list as of right now (title, then publisher, then release date, then sales rank):

1) Doc Savage: The Infernal Buddha by Will Murray (Altus Press, May 2012) – 11,276
2) The Lone Ranger: Vendetta by Howard Hopkins (Moonstone Books, May 2012) – 81,459
3) The Lone Ranger Chronicles by Various (Moonstone Books, May 2012) – 149,745
4) Sherlock Holmes: The Crossovers Casebook by Various (Moonstone Books, March 2012) – 175,467
5) The Destiny of Fu Manchu by William Patrick Maynard (Black Coat Press, March 2012) – 323,796
6) Sgt. Janus, Spirit-Breaker by Jim Beard (Airship 27, May 2012) – 332,411
7) Tales of The Rook by Various (Pro Se Press, May 2012) – 395,171
8 ) The Sting of the Silver Manticore by P.J. Lozito (Pro Se Press, April 2012) – 651,203
9) Dr. Watson’s American Adventure by Erwin K. Roberts (Airship 27, April 2012) – 661,970
10) Hawk: Hand of the Machine by Van Plexico (White Rocket Books, May 2012) – 695,220

Just missing the list were: New Adventures of Thunder Jim Wade (Pro Se Press, March 2012) – 1,004,908, Call of Shadows by David Smith (Airship 27, March 2012) – 1,175,840, Pro Se Presents # 10 (Pro Se Press, May 2012) – 1,373,692 and King of the Outback by Jack Tunney (Fight Card Productions, May 2012) – 1,409,055.

The old order re-establishes itself this week, with classic characters holding down the top five spots. The new Doc Savage book blows away the competition, though Howard Hopkins’ Lone Ranger book continues to do very well. Last week’s # 1 book tumbles to # 7, where it rests behind Airship 27’s newest release. The Manticore continues to sting readers as it remains in the top ten. The only newcomer that cracked the top ten was Van Plexico’s latest, which debuts at # 10.

From a publisher standpoint, Moonstone led the way with three books, followed by Airship 27 and Pro Se Press with two each. Six different publishers are represented on the list.

Take it all with a grain of salt, folks.

New Pulp eBook Best Sellers List (Based on Amazon Kindle Store Sales Ranks)

We’re looking at some Kindle Fire sales ranks this time around. There may be a bunch of New Pulp outfits that are only doing e-book releases that I may not know about — if so, I apologize for not listing you here. I used my print list as the jumping-off point. Let’s go over the basic ground rules that I used in compiling this list (which, again, are based off the ones I do for the print materials):

1) This list only tracks sales through AMAZON. It does not keep track of sales through Barnes and Noble or anything else!
2) This list only tracks AMAZON KINDLE sales. Exactly how Amazon calculates these things is mostly a trade secret and they vary wildly from day to day. If I checked this tomorrow, the list could be very different. This list reflects sales ranks as of Saturday June 2, 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 June 2012, I’m only looking at eBooks published since March 2012. Please keep that in mind before complaining that Title X is not listed.
4) I am no longer tracking pre-release orders. Some publishers never actually release their eBooks and when they do, it’s months after they were supposed to be released. Everything listed in the Top Ten is currently for sale.
5) Like the name suggests, we’re tracking “New” pulp — I’m not tracking sales rankings for reprints of classic material. In order for something to qualify for this list, it has to be at least 50% new material that has not been printed in book form before.
6) I am human. I make mistakes. If you are aware of a title that should be listed below (keeping in mind all the rules above), please let me know and I will make sure to remedy the situation.
7) I get most of my information from All Pulp, New Pulp, the Pulp Factory mailing list and a few other sites. If you think I might miss your release, let me know in advance — drop me a line and tell me when it’s being released.

Without further ado, here’s the completely and totally unofficial New Pulp bestseller list as of right now (title, then publisher, then release date, then sales rank):

1) Doc Savage: The Infernal Buddha by Will Murray (Altus Press, May 2012) – 18,997
2) Tales of The Rook  by Various (Pro Se Press, May 2012) – 124,769
3) King of the Outback by Jack Tunney (Fight Card Productions, May 2012) – 145,073
4) Hawk: Hand of the Machine by Van Plexico (White Rocket Books, May 2012) – 207,171
5) Pro Se Presents # 9 by Various (Pro Se Press, May 2012) – 229,002
6) Lost Tribes of the Dire Planet by Joel Jenkins (Pulp Work Press, May 2012) – 318,886
7) The Sting of the Silver Manticore by P.J. Lozito (Pro Se Press, April 2012) – 324,290
8 ) Pro Se Presents # 8 by Various (Pro Se Press, March 2012) – 369,753
9) Counter Punch by Jack Tunney (Fight Card Productions, March 2012) – 379,567
10) Hard Road by Jack Tunney (Fight Card Productions, April 2012) – 398,283

Just missing the list:   Dragon Kings of the Orient by Percival Constantine (Pulp Work Press, May 2012) – 400,254, Living Legends Book I: Old Soldiers  (Metahuman Press, May 2012) – 541,559 and New Adventures of Thunder Jim Wade (Pro Se Press, March 2012) – 568,317.

This week, we have several new releases, with Tales of The Rook, Hawk: Hand of the Machine and King of the Outback. A very strong debut for Van Plexico’s Hawk book — and the Jack Tunney boxing pulps are perennial favorites. At the top spot, Will Murray’s newest Doc Savage book is a very, very strong seller.

Take it all with a grain of salt, folks.

Memorial Weekend New Pulp Best Seller List (Based on Amazon Sales Ranks 5/27/12)

It’s that time again! Before I unveil the Top Ten, let’s go over a few of the ground rules, shall we? These rules have been fairly stable for some time now but I have recently added rule # 5, so please take note.

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 Sunday morning May 27, 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 May 2012, I’m only looking at books published since February 2012. Please keep that in mind before complaining that Title X is not listed.
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.

Because of the holiday weekend, I ran the stats a day early and am posting them in their customary Monday slot. Because of my wedding anniversary, I’ll probably do the same next week. All this means is that if you double-check my numbers on Monday morning, you might see small differences here and there — these numbers are current as of Sunday morning, though you’re seeing them on Monday.

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) Tales of The Rook by Various (Pro Se Press, May 2012) – 28,707
2) The Lone Ranger: Vendetta by Howard Hopkins (Moonstone Books, May 2012) – 33,463
3) Doc Savage: The Infernal Buddha by Will Murray (Altus Press, May 2012) – 38,703
4) Sgt. Janus, Spirit-Breaker by Jim Beard (Airship 27, May 2012) – 40,719
5) Sherlock Holmes: The Crossovers Casebook by Various (Moonstone Books, March 2012) – 52,231
6) The Lone Ranger Chronicles by Various (Moonstone Books, May 2012) – 100,282
7) The Sting of the Silver Manticore by P.J. Lozito (Pro Se Press, April 2012) – 174,218
8 ) The Destiny of Fu Manchu by William Patrick Maynard (Black Coat Press, March 2012) – 287,895
9) New Adventures of Thunder Jim Wade (Pro Se Press, March 2012) – 505,330
10) Sherlock Holmes: The Baron’s Revenge by Gary Lovisi (Airship 27, February 2012) – 510,611

Just missing the list were: Pro Se Presents # 10 (Pro Se Press, May 2012) – 542,961, Call of Shadows by David Smith (Airship 27, March 2012) – 863,429 and Dr. Watson’s American Adventure by Erwin K. Roberts (Airship 27, April 2012) – 901,802.

A very busy week in the Top Ten! We have a couple of mainstays drop out of the Top Ten (like the Dr. Watson book) and several new books make their debut — including the # 1 title on the list this time. Howard Hopkins’ posthumous release comes in at # 2 and the new Doc Savage book slips to # 3. Airships 27’s newest title debuts at # 4. It should be noted that the Fu Manchu book is the paperback version, which is currently outselling the hardcover that Amazon’s been offering for awhile. We see continued strong sales on the Thunder Jim Wade book and on anything related to Sherlock Holmes.

From a publisher standpoint, Moonstone and Pro Se had three books each in the Top Ten, with Airship 27 capturing two slots. We have five publishers total represented here.

Take it all with a grain of salt, folks.

New Pulp eBook Best Seller List (Based on Amazon Kindle Sales Ranks 5/25/12)

We’re looking at some Kindle Fire sales ranks this time around. There may be a bunch of New Pulp outfits that are only doing e-book releases that I may not know about — if so, I apologize for not listing you here. I used my print list as the jumping-off point. Let’s go over the basic ground rules that I used in compiling this list (which, again, are based off the ones I do for the print materials):

1) This list only tracks sales through AMAZON. It does not keep track of sales through Barnes and Noble or anything else!
2) This list only tracks AMAZON KINDLE sales. Exactly how Amazon calculates these things is mostly a trade secret and they vary wildly from day to day. If I checked this tomorrow, the list could be very different. This list reflects sales ranks as of Friday morning May 25, 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 May 2012, I’m only looking at eBooks published since February 2012. Please keep that in mind before complaining that Title X is not listed.
4) I am no longer tracking pre-release orders. Some publishers never actually release their eBooks and when they do, it’s months after they were supposed to be released. Everything listed in the Top Ten is currently for sale.
5) Like the name suggests, we’re tracking “New” pulp — I’m not tracking sales rankings for reprints of classic material. In order for something to qualify for this list, it has to be at least 50% new material that has not been printed in book form before.
6) I am human. I make mistakes. If you are aware of a title that should be listed below (keeping in mind all the rules above), please let me know and I will make sure to remedy the situation.
7) I get most of my information from All Pulp, New Pulp, the Pulp Factory mailing list and a few other sites. If you think I might miss your release, let me know in advance — drop me a line and tell me when it’s being released.

Without further ado, here’s the completely and totally unofficial New Pulp bestseller list as of right now (title, then publisher, then release date, then sales rank):

1) Doc Savage: The Infernal Buddha (Altus Press, May 2012) – 14,219
2) Pro Se Presents # 8 by Various (Pro Se Press, March 2012) – 77,823
3) The Sting of the Silver Manticore by P.J. Lozito (Pro Se Press, April 2012) – 158,460
4) Pro Se Presents # 9 by Various (Pro Se Press, April 2012) – 164,070
5) Dragon Kings of the Orient by Percival Constantine (Pulp Work Press, May 2012) – 327,017
6) Counter Punch by Jack Tunney (Fight Card Productions, March 2012) – 331,648
7) Tales of Masks & Mayhem Volume 4 by Various (Night to Dawn Magazine & Books, February 2012) – 342,810
8 ) Hard Road by Jack Tunney (Fight Card Productions, April 2012) – 345,975
9) Pro Se Presents # 7 by Various (Pro Se Press, February 2012) – 501,213
10) New Adventures of Thunder Jim Wade (Pro Se Press, March 2012) – 544,275

Just missing the list: Heroes of Mars by Various (Pulp Empire, February 2012) -624,814 and Lost Tribes of the Dire Planet by Joel Jenkins (Pulp Work Press, May 2012) – 716,875.

As with the print list, Doc Savage pounds his way into the top spot with the release of Will Murray’s newest novel. Once you get past that, though, you see a list dominated by Pro Se Press. Pro Se has five books in the top ten, including three different issues of their monthly magazine. Last week’s # 1 book (Counter Punch) slips to # 6 this time around but remains strong.

Take it all with a grain of salt, folks.

New Pulp Best Seller List (Based on Amazon Sales Ranks 5/21/12)

It’s that time again! Before I unveil the Top Ten, let’s go over a few of the ground rules, shall we? These rules have been fairly stable for some time now but I have recently added rule # 5, so please take note.

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 May 21, 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 May 2012, I’m only looking at books published since February 2012. Please keep that in mind before complaining that Title X is not listed.
4) I am no longer tracking pre-release orders. Some publishers never actually release their books and when they do, it’s months after they were supposed to be released. Everything listed in the Top Ten is currently for sale.
5) Like the name suggests, we’re tracking “New” pulp — I’m not tracking sales rankings for reprints of classic material. In order for something to qualify for this list, it has to be at least 50% new material that has not been printed in book form before.
6) I am human. I make mistakes. If you are aware of a title that should be listed below (keeping in mind all the rules above), please let me know and I will make sure to remedy the situation.
7) I get most of my information from All Pulp, New Pulp, the Pulp Factory mailing list and a few other sites. If you think I might miss your release, let me know in advance — drop me a line and tell me when it’s being released.

Without further ado, here’s the completely and totally unofficial New Pulp bestseller list as of right now (title, then publisher, then release date, then sales rank):

1) Doc Savage: The Infernal Buddha by Will Murray (Altus Press, May 2012) – 10,877
2) Sherlock Holmes: The Crossovers Casebook by Various (Moonstone Books, March 2012) – 54,061
3) The Lone Ranger: Vendetta by Howard Hopkins (Moonstone Books, May 2012) – 161,034
4) The Lone Ranger Chronicles by Various (Moonstone Books, May 2012) – 174,150
5) The Destiny of Fu Manchu by William Patrick Maynard (Black Coat Press, March 2012) – 438,295
6) Sherlock Holmes: The Baron’s Revenge by Gary Lovisi (Airship 27, February 2012) – 574,021
7) New Adventures of Thunder Jim Wade (Pro Se Press, March 2012) – 620,498
8) Dr. Watson’s American Adventure by Erwin K. Roberts (Airship 27, April 2012) – 640,919
9) The Sting of the Silver Manticore by P.J. Lozito (Pro Se Press, April 2012) – 641,458
10) Dragon Kings of the Orient by Percival Constantine (Pulpwork Press, May 2012) – 897,242

Just missing the list were: Secret Agent X: Master of Madness by Stephen Payne (Altus Press, April 2012) – 903,260 , Call of Shadows by David Smith (Airship 27, March 2012) – 939,555, The Moon Man Volume One by Various (Airship 27, March 2012) – 964,288 and The Ruby Files Volume One by Various (Airship 27, March 2012) – 1,066,639.

And the big guns have returned. The top six spots are all “classic” characters – Doc Savage, Sherlock Holmes, Fu Manchu and the Lone Ranger. With Will Murray’s latest Doc, I’d imagine a typically long run for the title at the top of the list. Howard Hopkins’ posthumous release jumps into the top ten this week, outselling the anthology Lone Ranger title. Dragon Kings of the Orient nabs the tenth spot, narrowly edging out several titles that were just behind.

From a publisher standpoint, Moonstone led the way with three titles, followed by Airship 27 and Pro Se, who each had two.

Take it all with a grain of salt, folks.