This week's New York Times Bestsellers (December 28th)

In hardcover:

Stephen King's Full Dark, No Stars is up one spot, finishing the week at number 6. For more info about this title: Canada, USA, Europe.

Robert Jordan and Brandon Sanderson's Towers of Midnight is down one position, ending the week at number 16. For more info about this title: Canada, USA, Europe.

Jim Butcher's Side Jobs: Stories from the Dresden Files is up two spots, finishing the week at number 33. For more info about this title: Canada, USA, Europe.

Troy Denning's Star Wars: Fate of the Jedi: Vortex returns at number 35. For more info about this title: Canada, USA, Europe.

In paperback:

Stephen King's Under the Dome is up three positions, ending the week at number 16 (trade paperback).

Max Brooks' World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie Wars is down ten positions, ending the week at number 21 (trade paperback).

Robert Jordan and Brandon Sanderson's The Gathering Storm is up five spots, finishing the week at number 24.

George R. R. Martin's A Game of Thrones returns at number 25. ( I didn't expect the positive vibe surrounding the HBO series to have an influence on book sales this early in the game...)

Jim Butcher's First Lord's Fury is up four positions, finishing the week at number 28.

6 commentaires:

Adam Whitehead said...

Interesting, especially since I'd heard that the publishers had been downplaying the potential boost in sales from the TV series. The books are already much more popular than Charlaine Harris's were before TRUE BLOOD aired, so the monstrous boost in sales that series got (over 300% in the first year) should perhaps not be expected. However, they seem to have not expected the fact that multiple media outlets have been talking about the TV series for over a year now, and this is starting to drive sales even before the new TV tie-in editions come out.

It will be interesting to see how sales of the series have increased in the first year after the series debuts.

Anonymous said...

Great, maybe George Martin will now have a new blog post telling us all to buy Game of Thrones again so he can make more money. Lord knows he isn't ever going to get anything on A Dance of Dragons as it will never be DONE.

Juhan said...

Well, I don't know if the detractors have noticed, but GRRM has been really-really quiet on his blog for more or less two weeks now. This usually means that he is busy working. We should take that as a good omen.

Also, given that "only" a few months ago it was "leaked" that he only had 5 more chapters to finish, (presumably even less now) could this mean that he is going through a final, finishing spurt before completing DANCE?

I sure hope so.

cheers,

-Juhan

Mavis said...

Hey Anon, have you been pouting for the last 4 years (more likely 9 if you count AFFC)? That must be a miserable existence...

Congrats George!

(PS...as George tells us in his books, winter can last for 10 years at a time. Spring is coming my friend.)

Anonymous said...

Just a reminder to Anon, writers don't owe you shit.

They write at the pace that makes sense to them, in their world.

Yeah there is a risk in taking too long, but versus releasing tripe, what would you rather have?

machinery said...

anonymous - cheer up.
do what i did.
read other books.

ignore his fanatic fans.
if you go into his blog, you can see how pathetic they are.
anything he blogs about, you see dozens of comments.
comments on calendars and figurines ...

not one of them question his work ethics.
bullshit.