Neil Clarke

The Award-Winning Editor of Clarkesworld Magazine, Forever Magazine, The Best Science Fiction of the Year, and More

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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1 Comment

  1. Anonymous

    Best-selling

    I’m happy to know I might be able to actually help out with this one. My first thought was that it should be “best-selling,” so I decided to check a couple of sources. Webster.com does indeed list “best-seller” and “best-selling,” but not best seller, etc.
    Unfortunately, the AP Stylebook (sorry, but I’m a journalist) lists “best seller.” So, I guess either of those would be acceptable, though I’d probably go with the dictionary definition. 😉
    There’s my geeky moment for the day!

    — Christa J.

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