- Mark Lawrence
- Jon Sprunk
- Douglas Hulick
- Mazarkis Williams
Well, it's been a few months since then and now all the books have been released. As mentioned in my Road Signs post I'm always looking for indications of new milestones, so I thought it was time to peek back at the cross selling lists to see how I'm doing.
I'm pleased to report that the number of author's pages I now appear on has tripled to 75 including names such as: Brandon Sanderson, Brent Weeks, Carol Berg, Chris Evans, Daniel Abraham, Daniel Polansky, Dave Duncan, David Anthony Durham, David Chandler, Douglas Hulick, Guy Gavriel Kay, Ian C. Esselemont, J.V. Jones, James Barclay, James Enge, James S.A. Corey, Joe Abercrombie, K. J. Parker, Kate Elliott, Ken Scholes, Kevin Hearne, L.E. Modest Jr., Mark Charan Newton, Mark Lawrence, Martha Wells, N.K. Jemisin, Patrick Rothfuss, Paul Hoffman, Paul Kearney, Peter V. Brett, Peter Vance Orullian, Richard K. Morgan, Richard Kadrey, Robert V.S. Redick, Robin Hobb, Rowena Cory Daniels, Sam Sykes, Scott Lynch, Stephen R. Lawhead, Steven Erickson, Stina Leicht, Tad Williams, Terry Goodkind, Tom Lloyd, and Trudi Canavan.
But the big surprise came when I found my name in the Top 5 of some of the most popular and highly respected authors in fantasy:
|Brandon Sanderson||P. Rothfuss||R. Hobb||M.J. Sullivan||G.R.R. Martin||J. Abercrombie|
|Patrick Rothfuss||B. Sanderson||G.R.R. Martin||M.J. Sullivan||J. Abercrombie||P.V. Brett|
|Joe Abercrombie||B. Sanderson||Steven Erickson||Scott Lynch||M.J. Sullivan||P.V. Brett|
|Brent Weeks||P. Rothfuss||B. Sanderson||Peter V. Brett||M.J. Sullivan||J. Abercrombie|
|Scott Lynch||B. Sanderson||P. Rothfuss||J. Abercrombie||M.J. Sullivan||R. Hobb|
|Daniel Abraham||B. Sanderson||Joe Abercrombie||P. Rothfuss||M.J. Sullivan||D.A. Durham|
|Guy Gavriel Kay||B. Sanderson||P. Rothfuss||J. Abercrombie||M.J. Sullivan||R. Hobb|
|Ken Scholes||B. Sanderson||M.J. Sullivan||J. Abercrombie||R.V.S. Redick||P. Rothfuss|
I'm never sure how to interpret these charts. They feel more like astrology than astronomy. Just because I am on another author's page doesn't mean I'm doing as well as they are, the number of variables are legion, and it doesn't account for non-Amazon sales. But back when I was self-published I remember being thrilled when I hit the 16th spot on Sanderson's and Rothfuss's lists and I don't think I ever climbed higher than 14 so to be 3rd (and behind such industry heavy weights as Martin and Hobb) is pretty surreal.
But that's not the end of the good news. In the past, I've usually found myself on a few pages where I was the #1 or #2 cross sales but that number has grown considerably and I'm now featured on every book's page for these 25 authors:
Peter Vance Orullian
John R. Fultz
So if I was happy in January then I'm ecstatic as March comes to a close. The books continue to do well and appear on several Amazon lists including:
- Best Selling (Historical Fantasy, Epic Fantasy, Action & Adventure)
- Top Rated (Science Fiction & Fantasy, Fantasy, Epic Fantasy, Historical Fantasy, Action & Adventure)
- Most Wished For (Historical Fantasy, Epic Fantasy, Fantasy, Action & Adventure, Genre Fiction)