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Werthead

The SFF All-Time Sale List (vol 2)

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I spent the day coallating the new list.

There were 237 authors on last year's list, we're now up to 344, so this has been a lot of work. Mostly from Jussi, obviously, but also AncalagonTheBlack and TerokNor, who provided some solid figures for German authors.

I think we'll have to look at introducing some lock, maybe around the 200 mark, to keep this from spiralling out of control. With tons of indie authors now selling tens of thousands of copies I think trying to catch everything in the genre is futile.

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14 hours ago, Werthead said:

Will try to get it up tomorrow.

"Trying" is often part of the problem. Just relax.

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16 hours ago, Werthead said:

I think we'll have to look at introducing some lock, maybe around the 200 mark, to keep this from spiralling out of control.

This sounds reasonable.

 

We have new US numbers for R. Scott Bakker:

With over 175,000 copies in print, the high fantasy novels of R. Scott Bakker have dazzled fans from around the world

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That's the same figure as a decade ago. Huh.

Also, updated list linked in the OP.

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Nice work Wert and thanks for the shout-out here and on your blog as well!! :) I will keep an eye out for any new sales numbers that i come across in future.;)

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Paul Hoffman

The sequel to 'The Left Hand Of God', which sold over 20,000 copies

 

From the new Orbit US catalog:

https://www.hachettebookgroup.biz/_b2b/media/media_assets/catalogs/Orbit__Redhook_F17W18_Frontlist_Catalog_3.16.17.pdf

 

Nicholas Sansbury Smith

Nick's series has sold over a quarter million ebook copies on Amazon

 

Andrzej Sapkowski's US numbers

Over 800,000 copies of the Witcher series sold in the U.S.

 

Miles Cameron update

The Traitor Son Cycle has sold almost 100,000 copies across the series

 

James S.A. Corey update

The Expanse series has sold over 650,000 copies

 

David Dalglish update

Dalglish's self-published Shadowdance series sold nearly half a million copies worldwide. Orbit has grossed approximately 240,000 copies since publication.

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The sequel to 'The Left Hand Of God', which sold over 20,000 copies

 

Huh. I guess some survived The Purge.

 

* grabs flamethrower and heads out *

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