The Vampire King debuts at number 4 this week, with Kindle books continuing to reign supreme.
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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.
The week that George R.R. Martin’s publisher announces a release date for A Dance with Dragons, it premiers in first place. With the release of A Wise Man’s Fear, sales of Rothfuss’ The Name of the Wind have rocketed the first novel in the series back into the top 3, in Kindle form. Overall a rare fantastic week for epic fantasy.
Pale Demon debuts in first place, with The Wise Man’s Fear by Pat Rothfuss moving up a notch this week.
The cover for Gail Z. Martin’s The Sworn was released this week, and we’ve got a great mix of reviews, from Terry Brooks’ latest to a pair of Adrian Tchaikovsky novels, to the Swords and Dark Magic compilation. We’ve also located an interview with George R.R. Martin’s editor who discusses her work on A Clash of Kings. Topping off this week is our first mention of eReaders in the fantasy blogosphere, and it comes in the form of Ray Kurzweil offering a solution to books that get mangled by current eReader software.
- Review: Bearers of the Black Staff by Terry Brooks @ A Dribble of Ink
- Review: Black Magic Sanction by Kim Harrison @ Fantasy Literature
- Review: Empire in Black and Gold by Adrian Tchaikovsky @ SFF World
- Review: Dragonfly Falling by Adrian Tchaikovsky @ The Mad Hatter’s
- Review: Swords and Dark Magic by Various @ Sci-Fi Lovin’ News & Reviews
- Review: The Map of All Things by Kevin J. Anderson @ Fantasy Book Critic
- Review: Nights of Villjamur by Mark Charan Newton @ Grasping for the Wind
- Release: The Sworn by Gail Z. Martin @ 1888 Press Releases
- Cover: The Sworn by Gail Z. Martin @ Orbit
- Interview: Anne Groell discusses working on A Clash of Kings @ Suvudu
- Interview: Karen Miller @ Angela Slatter
- Film: Weta Workshop to bring The Wind in the Willows back to life @ Fantasy Book Review
- Book Tech: Ray Kurzweil introduces eReader software set to trump all @ The New York Times
Dead Witch Walking goes from one to none as Jim Butcher’s Changes moves into the number one slot this week. I’ve got to tell you, it feels good to have one of the fantasy champs back in the top seat. I was reading another blog last week talking about how traditional fantasy seems to have dropped off the Amazon Fantasy list. Its true, and if this urban vampire trend continues for much longer, Amazon should really just create an “Urban Fantasy” category rather than lumping in all these books with girls with tramp stamps on their covers in the Fantasy category. Props to my man Jim Butcher!
Changes by Jim Butcher and Silver Borne by Patricia Briggs move up a few notches, while the same 5 books remain in the Amazon top 5 fantasy bestseller list. Dead Witch Walking by Kim Harrison enjoys its sixth week in the number one spot.
Dead Witch Walking holds strong at number one, with Dead in the Family moving up to the number two slot. Changes, Book 12 in The Dresden Files series, moves Jim Butcher back into the top 5 list. Rounding out our top 5 this week are Breaking Dawn and a newcomer, Silver Borne.
The top three hold solid, which Dead in the Family moves up one position this week, and Stephanie Meyer takes another piece of the pie with New Moon creeping back in to the top 5. Meyer is holding a masterful 60% of the top 5 bestselling fantasy books on Amazon.com this week.
Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter has a short run of one week in the top 5, replaced by another Stephanie Meyer book this week. Stephanie Meyer enjoys another week with two books in the top five, accompanied by another strong week from Dead Witch Walking, Battle of the Network Zombies, and Dead in the Family.