The Vampire King debuts at number 4 this week, with Kindle books continuing to reign supreme.
All Kindle, all day, baby. Kindle, and digital sales in general, are on a skyrocketing path to the moon in 2012. George R.R. Martin continues to own the top 5, and with season 2 of the Game of Thrones HBO series opener a little more than a month away, expect to see healthy sales in the series continue.
Looks like a few people got Kindles for Christmas. With e-book sales skyrocketing from $62 million in 2008 to $863 million in 2010, its no surprise. While people purchased hardcovers prior to Christmas to give as gifts, Kindle Fire sales will likely push hardcovers out of the top five for a while. Also notable that smaller, bite-size books are rising in popularity along with e-books. A Modern Witch, below, is available for $1.99 for the Kindle. Its going to be a wild ride in 2012.
This Christmas weekend Stephen King’s Kindle edition swaps place with his hardcover edition for first place, A Game of Thrones jumps in front of A Dance with Dragons, and a .99 Kindle book makes the top 5.
Here’s hoping you receive all your literary wishes this holiday season!
The hardcover versions of the latest by King and Martin take precedence this Christmas week, as it seems like giving a physical object still feels more appropriate as a gift for the moment.
Stephen King sits on top this holiday season, with George R.R. Martin continuing to sell novels like hot cakes.
The Alloy of Law reviews are pouring in, but sadly the biggest news is the passing of Anne McCaffrey. We have lost one of the greats. Her craft will be continued by the current crop of talented fantasy authors, and you can check out interviews with a few current greats like R.A. Salvatore, Patrick Rothfuss, Lev Grossman, Terry Brooks and Daniel Abraham below. Also, Brandon Sanderson talks about writing the Infinity Blade novella. Cool stuff.
- Review: The Alloy of Law by Brandon Sanderson @ Pat’s Fantasy Hotlist
- Review: The Alloy of Law by Brandon Sanderson @ Fantasy Book Review
- Review: The Alloy of Law by Brandon Sanderson @ Fantasy & Sci-Fi Lovin’ News & Reviews
- Review: The Blade Itself by Joe Abercrombie @ The Rocky Mountain Collegian
- Review: The Gunslinger by Stephen King @ BestFantasyBooks
- Review: The Prodigal Mage by Karen Miller @ Fantasy Book Review
- Review: Neverwinter by R.A. Salvatore @ Grasping for the Wind
- Interview: R.A. Salvatore @ Geeks of Doom
- Interview: Patrick Rothfuss @ Gollancz
- Interview: Daniel Abraham @ Black Gate
- Interview: Lev Grossman @ MTV
- Interview: Paolo Bacigalupi @ Grasping for the Wind
- Interview: Lev Grossman @ i09
- Interview: Terry Brooks @ Suvudu
- Interview: Felicia Day @ Los Angeles Times
- Interview: David Anthony Durham @ If You’re Just Joining Us
- Authors: Anne McCaffrey dies at 85 @ NY Times
- TV: First look at Game of Thrones: Season 2 @ Fanboy
- Video Games: Brandon Sanderson on Infinity Blade novella @ IGN
- Video Games: Game of Thrones: Genesis review @ EuroGamer
- Video Games: Game of Thrones: Genesis review @ Video Game Writers
Stephen King continues to dominate the holiday season, but George R.R. Martin is still scooping up large swaths of bestseller weeks. Its likely Martin will rank first for the annual review.
- 11/22/63: A Novel (Kindle) by Stephen King
- 11/22/63: A Novel (Hardcover) by Stephen King
- A Dance with Dragons (Kindle) by George R.R. Martin
- A Game of Thrones (Kindle) by George R.R. Martin
- Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West (Audiobook) by Gregory Maguire
Stephen King takes first and second this week, with two different formats of the same novel. A Dance with Dragons remains strong, with The Allow of Law by Brandon Sanderson making its debut in fifth.
George R.R. Martin continues to own the majority of books in the top 5 with Erin Morgenstern holding first place. Stephen King’s latest rounds out the top 5 this week.