Clarkesworld Bestsellers for the Week Ending December 10, 2006

Books
1Carnival by Elizabeth Bear (Paperback)
2Empire by Orson Scott Card (Hardcover)
3The Jennifer Morgue by Charles Stross (Signed Hardcover)
4The Android’s Dream by John Scalzi (Signed Hardcover)
5Coyote Frontier by Allen Steele (Paperback)

Magazines
1Fantasy & Science Fiction
2Asimov’s
3Fantasy Magazine
4Realms of Fantasy
5Analog

Continued thanks to everyone participating in our big sale. I’m going through the orders as fast as I can. Several books have gone out of stock, so I’m racing to get those changes on the site too!

Thanksgiving Week Bestsellers

Books
1The Android’s Dream by John Scalzi (Signed Hardcover)
2The Jennifer Morgue by Charles Stross (Hardcover)
3Odyssey by Jack McDevitt (Hardcover)
4Dreamsongs: A RRetrospective by George R. R. Martin (Hardcover)
5Havoc Swims Jaded by David J. Schow (Signed Numbered Hardcover w/Chapbook)

Magazines
1Fantasy Magazine
2Fantasy & Science Fiction
3Realms of Fantasy
4Analog
5Asimov’s

We were closed a good number of days last week due to the holiday, but the sales maintained pace with a normal week. Not bad considering the holiday season is not typically our best. In fact, the last three years running, our best month for sales has been January. The best I can figure is that’s when everyone does their post-holidays “I didn’t get what I wanted” shopping.

Clarkesworld Bestsellers for the Week Ending Nov. 5, 2006

Books
1Soldier of Sidon by Gene Wolfe (Hardcover)
2Forest Mage (Soldier Son Trilogy, Book 2) by Robin Hobb (Signed Hardcover)
3The Orphan’s Tales: In the Night Garden by Catherynne M. Valente (Signed Trade Paperback)
4Wings to the Kingdom by Cherie Priest (Trade Paperback)
5Seeker by Jack McDevitt (Paperback)

Magazines
1Fantasy Magazine
2Fantasy & Science Fiction
3Analog
4Asimov’s
5H.P. Lovecraft’s Magazine of Horror

A lot of turnover from last week’s list. The Orphan’s Tales made a strong showing at number three, despite a number of preorders waiting on the signed copies. (Those copies won’t count in the bestseller list until they ship.)

I’m willing to bet that Blindsight by Peter Watts would have made the list this week, but as I mentioned before, we sold all our copies. The good news is that it’s back in stock! I’ve been told that this book had an initial print run of about 5000 copies. Do yourself a favor and pick it up before it’s gone.

Clarkesworld Bestsellers for the Week Ending Oct. 29, 2006

Books
1Blindsight by Peter Watts (Hardcover)
2Wings to the Kingdom by Cherie Priest (Trade Paperback)
3The Ice Dragon by George R. R. Martin (Signed Hardcover)
4Futures Past by Jack Dann (ed.) (Paperback)
5Beguilement (The Sharing Knife, Book 1) by Lois McMaster Bujold (Hardcover)

Magazines
1Fantasy & Science Fiction
2Asimov’s
3Analog
4Interzone
5Cemetery Dance

Blindsight sales remain strong and now we’ve run out of copies. TOR’s ordering system shows stock available, but nothing has shipped to us in the last two weeks. I’ve checked with an alternate distributor and they have been out of stock for almost three weeks with many copies backordered. I’ve also heard from customers that have been unable to find it in their locals stores. Something tells me the initial print run was too small.

Clarkesworld Bestsellers for the Week Ending October 15, 2006

Books
1Wings to the Kingdom by Cherie Priest (Trade Paperback)
2Blindsight by Peter Watts (Hardcover)
3The Ice Dragon by George R. R. Martin (Signed Hardcover)
4Matriarch by Karen Traviss (Paperback)
5Eifelheim by Michael Flynn (Hardcover)

Magazines
1Fantasy & Science Fiction
2Interzone
3Analog
4Asimov’s
5Postscripts

Cherie Priest takes the top spot this week. Haven’t read this one yet, but I have been enjoying the her serialized version of The Wreck of the Mary Byrd over on the Subterranean Press website. She also has a forthcoming book called Dreadful Skin coming from Subterranean in early 2007.

Blindsight was a book I knew I’d enjoy well before reading it. I’ve been a fan of Peter’s work for years and had the pleasure of catching a reading from this book at Readercon a few months ago. Glad to see it fairing so well on the list this week.

All in all, a pretty good selection of books in the top 5.