Amazon Best Seller, Blah Blah Blah

A little bird tittered in my ear that Old Man’s War has crawled onto the Amazon Best Seller list in the Science Fiction & Fantasy genre: At this very second it’s #12 (this will almost certainly change quickly, this being Amazon), just slightly above The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy. Just below that: George Orwell, Stephen King, Ray Bradbury and Ayn Rand. Golly. This is probably the last time I’ll be on top of all of these characters, and I resolve to savor this moment duly.


Okay, I’m done.

Before anyone thinks that I’ve hauled myself onto a bestseller list by myself, even a narrow-gauge one such as this one, I’ll note that yesterday Instapundit gave the book a nice mention once again, thus bumping up the Amazon rankings once more. He’s definitely getting an acknowledgment in the next book, I tell you. Aside from that other bloggers have also promoted the book: here and here and here, for example (and there’s a very touching testimonial here). This is exactly the grassroots sort of stuff that makes a real difference for a book like mine, and I’m genuinely humbled so many bloggers have chosen to read it and write about it. So: many, many thanks.

Update: Here’s a good reason Old Man’s War is guaranteed to fall off this best seller list — at the moment, Amazon’s down to its last five copies (they say more are on the way, however). Jeez. Talk about inconvenient timing.

10 Comments on “Amazon Best Seller, Blah Blah Blah”

  1. Congrats on your success with this book! I haven’t yet picked it up but intend to. Now I think I might just order it from Amazon to help boost you there… Heck, I have to finish Gibson’s Pattern Recognition first anyway….

  2. All gone now. And down to number 18. Such are the vicissitudes of fortune. I suspect it will be up in the top ten when the new shipment arrives.

  3. Jess:

    Atlas Shrugged is sci-fi in part due to the secret weapon in the final third; Plot Against America is alternate history, which is SF/F because it is “speculative.”

  4. cb writes:
    “Don’t get cocky!”

    To which I respond: “Enough with the modesty crap.”

    It doesn’t matter who blogged about it or how it got there. You wrote it & lots of people are buying it. That’s awesome news.

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