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I'm a bit surprised that there is no sign of Scott Lynch's Lies of Locke Lamora on the bestseller lists, not even on Amazon.com's Top 100 SF/F list.I thought it was quite well promoted in the US?At least that is the impression I got from the internet
It was pushed pretty hard in both the US and the UK, I think. Amazon.co.uk has it ranked #766 for books, which is pretty high, though it still doesn't appear on the top seller lists.That's just the way it is, really - in the UK case, the top list is saturated with Doctor Who novelisations and various crap. Good books in the genre, even relatively successful ones, don't often make it onto the lists.
You have to understand that for a book to appear on the bestseller charts, a lot of people must buy in the same week.I'm persuaded that Lynch's debut sells fairly well, but not everyone rushed in to purchase it.Still, for a fantasy book in hardcover format, I'm pretty sure it's doing quite well, especially for a debut.
Pat, what list are you looking at? The latest list (published July 16, covering sales for the week ending July 1) has Hamilton's Danse Macabre at #2 on the hardcover list.The paperback list has Robb's Memory in Death (science fiction) at #7, Fistful of Charms at #14, and Wicked at #26.
I don't really consider Hamilton and Robb as scifi and fantasy. I know that the line between everything in speculative fiction is often blurred. But if I include them, then I have to include basically everyone. . .
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