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Month: January 2006

Clarkesworld Bestsellers for the Week Ending January 8, 2006

Forgot to post this earlier in the week:

Books
1Corpse Blossoms by Julia Sevin and R. J. Sevin (ed.) (Hardcover)
2Frog Toes and Tentacles by Caitlin R. Kiernan (Hardcover)
3Old Man’s War by John Scalzi (Trade Paperback)
4Twentieth Century Ghosts by Joe Hill (Trade Paperback)
5Song of Kali (20th Anniversary Edition) by Dan Simmons (Signed Numbered Slipcased Hardcover)

Magazines
1Fantasy & Science Fiction
2Subterranean Magazine
3Weird Tales
4Asimov’s
5Fantasy Magazine

Brian Keene & Clarkesworld Books

I am extremely pleased to pass this along. Brian Keene (our #2 bestselling author for 2005) posted this little announcement on his blog today:

I’m happy to announce that I have reached an agreement with Clarkesworld Books, in which they will be the only authorized seller of personalized future Keene titles.

It works like this: When you order a Brian Keene book from Clarkesworld, be it a future title or anything from their current back stock, I will happily personalize it at no extra cost, should you, the customer, choose that option.

He’s posted a FAQ for all the questions this raises. You can find it here along with the rest of the announcement.

I’ll be sending Brian boxes of books as they are released and afterwards on a monthly schedule. It will slow your shipment down a little, but it’s the best way to get something signed or inscribed if you can’t catch him on a book tour or at a convention.

-Neil

Clarkesworld Bestsellers for the Week Ending January 1, 2006

And now back to our regular weekly bestseller list…

Books
1Old Man’s War by John Scalzi (Trade Paperback)
2Song of Kali (20th Anniversary Edition) by Dan Simmons (Signed Numbered Slipcased Hardcover)
3Twentieth Century Ghosts by Joe Hill (Trade Paperback)
4War Stories by Joe Haldeman (Hardcover)
5The Loveliest Dead by Ray Garton (Paperback)

Magazines
1Fantasy & Science Fiction
2Asimov’s
3Postscripts
4Talebones
5Apex

Old Man’s War leaps into first this week thanks to preorders. Enjoyed this one a lot when it came out in hardcover last year so I’m happy to see it getting the top spot. Next on my TBR pile is Joe Hill’s collection. I’ve been hearing lots of good things about this one.

-Neil

More Clarkesworld Books Bestsellers of 2005 Data

Like the listing of bestselling books and magazines I posted yesterday, these are based on sales of books between January 1, 2005 and December 31, 2005.

Bestselling Authors for 2005
1 – Steven Erikson
2 – Brian Keene
3 – Ian Cameron Esslemont
4 – Neil Gaiman
5 – Charles de Lint
6 – Terry Pratchett
7 – Dan Simmons
8 – George R. R. Martin
9 – Tim Lebbon
10 – Gary Braunbeck

Bestselling Publishers for 2005
1 – TOR
2 – HarperCollins
3 – Penguin
4 – PS Publishing
5 – Subterranean Press
6 – Random House
7 – Leisure Books
8 – Prime/Wildside
9 – Golden Gryphon
10 – Night Shade Books

I want to try making a bestselling publisher list based on average sales per title, but that’s going to take a little bit of time and I don’t have it today.

BTW, is it best-selling, best selling, or bestselling? Tried searching for the answer, but I found it used each way by people who should know better.

-Neil

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