Clarkesworld Bestsellers for the Week Ending July 23, 2006

Books
1Kushiel’s Scion by Jacqueline Carey (Signed Hardcover)
2Phantom by Terry Goodkind (Hardcover)
3Three Days to Never by Tim Powers (Signed Numbered Hardcover)
4A Fistful of Charms by Kim Harrison (Signed Paperback)
5The Space Opera Renaissance by David G. Hartwell (Hardcover)

Magazines
1Fantasy & Science Fiction
2Fantasy Magazine
3Subterranean Magazine
4Weird Tales
5Talebones

Kushiel’s Scion and Fistful of Charms have been out for a few weeks, but since these copies ere being signed, they’ve just started shipping last week. Phantom was supposed to be issued signed by the publisher, but (probably due to Terry’s health) that edition was cancelled. I had a lot of disappointed customers on that one.

The free fiction on our site seems to be drawing a lot of attention in the first 24 hours. This is definitely something I plan to continue. Next up will be a couple of stories from Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine.

Glad to have Talebones showing in the magazine list. Good news there is that the subscription drive has been a success and they will continue publishing. Fantasy Magazine slipped to #2 this week, but it stands a good chance to take back that spot next week.

Talebones Update

There have been a lot of posts about the state of things at Talebones Magazine lately. If you haven’t heard, check this entry on norilana‘s LJ.

Anyhow, Patrick posted to their Night Shade Books forum today and here are the results of everyone’s efforts since this started:

112 new subscriptions (and renewals)
47 single-issue copies
2 paid advertisements
1 considerable donation

This is great news and I hope the momentum continues. They haven’t been able to take subscriptions via credit card, so we’re going to help them out. As of yesterday, you can subscribe here too.

By the way, their advertising rates are quite reasonable…