Note to self: After completing best-selling epic fantasy series, make sure to let HBO know they can do a mini-series. Its great for back issue book sales. George R.R. Martin owns 3 of the top 5 fantasy slots on Amazon.com this week, the fifth entry being the boxed set of the first four novels in the A Song of Ice and Fire series. Rockin’.
The spotlight is shared by Pat Rothfuss and George Martin this week, the former garnering publicity following his recent release of The Wise Man’s Fear, and the latter on the forthcoming release of his HBO tv series. In addition to the barrage of coverage on these great authors, there are reviews of books by great authors that crossed this week: Glen Cook, Peter S. Beagle and Daniel Abraham.
Blue by Lou Aronica moves into first, an example of cheap digital sales skyrocketing to the top. J.R. Rain retains 2 slots in the top 5, while Pat Rothfuss drops off this week. While A Game of Thrones remains in the top 5, A Dance with Dragons and other George R. R. Martin novels make up 7 of the top 20 books in the fantasy bestsellers on Amazon, with one of those being a box set of the first four books.
A triage of great interviews, with a triage of great authors this week: George R.R. Martin, Ian C. Esslemont and Daniel Abraham. We’re in April now, and with the impending premier episode of the Game of Thrones HBO series looming only a few weeks over the horizon, the fantasy blogosphere is abuzz with George R.R. Martin, the biggest of which is the interview at the NY Times. Winter is Coming!