Clarkesworld Bestsellers for the Week Ending July 9, 2006

Books
1Three Days to Never by Tim Powers (Signed Numbered Hardcover)
2And Hell Followed With Them by Brian Keene and Tim Lebbon and Brian Knight and Geoff Cooper (Signed Numbered Hardcover)
3Glasshouse by Charles Stross (Hardcover)
4Requiem by Graham Joyce (Paperback)
5Accelerando by Charles Stross (Paperback)

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

The combination of the 4th of July and Readercon significantly cut the number of shipping days down this week. Sales numbers are lower, but the placement of the first three books probably would have held on a full week.

Readercon was great and somewhat exhausting. I took over 20 boxes of books with me for the assorted signings I worked out in advance. I’m catching up on all the stuff that piled up while we were gone, so I’ll post more either late tonight or tomorrow.

Countdown to Readercon

Readercon is just under a month away and I since I was unable to get a table in the dealer’s room, I’ve decided to make good use of the extra freedom that gives me. I’ve started contacting authors that willing attending the con to set up as many signings as possible. I’m packing my car with as many books as it will hold. 🙂

So far, I’ve had acceptances from: Allen Steele, James Morrow, Jeffrey Carver, Jeffrey Ford, Karl Schoeder, Paul Di Filippo, Paul Levinson, Paul Witcover, Peter Watts, Richard Bowes, and Robert J. Sawyer. Many personal favorites, so I’m very pleased.

No one has said no, but there are a few that just haven’t written back yet. There are still more that I don’t have email addresses for and would love to add to that list. Some of you are on my friends list, so if you haven’t heard from me, please drop me a line at books@clarkesworld.com or post a comment. Likewise if you have contact information for someone who isn’t mentioned above and would be willing to put me in touch with them. I’ve noticed a distinct lack of female authors on the confirmed list, so there will be some extra effort made there. Normally it’s much more balanced.

-Neil

Cons – Readercon & Balticon Update

I had been hoping to attend Balticon this year, but after checking out my finances and driving by the gas station, I don’t see that being likely. The next con I’ll be at will be ReaderCon, which if I had to choose between the two would be the clear choice. I had been hoping to get a table in the Dealer’s room there, but all of last year’s vendors are returning, so there are no tables available. There was the possibility of a new table opening, but I just heard this week that they scrubbed that plan. I guess I’ll get to go to the panels again this year after all.