Author Topic: NYT Best Sellers List  (Read 858 times)

Phaz

  • Level 6
  • *
  • Posts: 185
  • Fell Points: 0
    • View Profile
NYT Best Sellers List
« on: October 10, 2008, 08:58:17 PM »
I know there are a lot of informed readers here, as well as people with some "inside" knowledge into the industry.

With Brandon's MB3 being released next week, I've been looking at the NYT Best Sellers list, since I know his goal (as well as I'd assume most authors share) is to reach that list.  I know he said he came really close with MB2 (with around 2,000 books sold if I remember).

I really hope Brandon makes it this time, as I think it's pretty much agreed upon that he will when AMoL comes out, but it would be nice to see him do it with his own series before that.

Right now, Amazon is placing MB3 (as just a presale) around #350 in terms of sales for "books" with #2 in fantasy series and #3 in epic fantasy.  I think that looks well, as I'm sure those numbers will improve (at least, the 350) after the book comes out.  From what I've seen, his books typically sit at around #3,000 to #25,000 in overall sales.   To me that says there is a lot of interest in book 3, as there should be.

In terms of judging this kind of thing, is the NYT list still the best source?  To me it seems like it doesn't quite work right.  For instance, I know Brisingr sold a TON of copies the past few weeks, but I don't see it anywhere on the NYT list.  That doesn't seem right to me.

I've also heard of a few cases where a book sold more copies, than another, but didn't beat it for the #1 slot. 

Does anyone know more about how the NYT list works?  What do you think Brandon's chances are of making it?  When will we know if he does? 

Archer

  • Level 1
  • *
  • Posts: 5
  • Fell Points: 0
    • View Profile
Re: NYT Best Sellers List
« Reply #1 on: October 15, 2008, 10:02:50 PM »
I did my job in this matter. I'm from Hungary and it was really hard to find a book store here which would order the Hero of Ages, but finally I made it. I have ordered all three Mistborn books last week, so it will be surely added to those most important counters at TOR and NYT. I'm a proud supporter of Brandon.  ;D

Archer

  • Level 1
  • *
  • Posts: 5
  • Fell Points: 0
    • View Profile
Re: NYT Best Sellers List
« Reply #2 on: October 23, 2008, 07:32:47 PM »
http://www.brandonsanderson.com/blog/722/Lucky-21

So Hero of Ages made it. And made it very well! :-)
Congratulations to Brandon, and everyone who have bought it!