Got the news last night, just before I was about to go do an event, so now I’m catching up here on the site:
Hey! The Consuming Fire is a bestselling book!
Specifically, it’s #15 on the New York Times Combined Print & Ebook Fiction List (and the only SF/F entry on this particular list), #35 on the USA Today list (which tracks sales of all books, fiction and nonfiction), and #8 on the weekly Audible bestselling fiction list (which tracks sales on Audible, which is roughly 90% of the audiobook market at this point).
That’s a pretty excellent showing, and better than where its predecessor, The Collapsing Empire, showed up on each respective list (it wasn’t on the NYT list at all), which is what you like to see when you’re dealing with sequels. This is also now fourth fiction book of mine out of the last five to make it onto a NYT bestseller list of one sort or another. I’ll take that very much, thank you.
Thanks are in order, including the very fine people at Tor, starting with my editor Patrick and moving on down the list there, the equally fine people at Audible, not neglecting my narrator Wil Wheaton, all the booksellers, indie, chain and online, who helped sell copies, and of course and obviously, every single person who went ahead an either pre-ordered the book, or got a copy of it in its first week. Every single one of you is pretty darn awesome.
I’m delighted my book is doing so well out of the gate. Thank you! Let’s see where it goes from here.
(Update: It’s also #10 on the Wall Street Journal bestseller list for eBooks, and #23 on the Publishers Weekly list for Fiction Hardcover Frontlist — “Frontlist” meaning new books. Not bad!)