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I'm Still Number Two...

... on the NEW YORK TIMES bestseller list.

COLD VENGEANCE, by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child, has debuted as the new #1 this week. Last week's top dog, the new Harry Dresden novel from Jim Butcher, has dropped to #5. But DANCE WITH DRAGONS is holding on to the second slot!


Aug. 11th, 2011 09:27 pm (UTC)
Yay! Plus, you're up there with some good company! :-)
Aug. 15th, 2011 07:47 pm (UTC)
I think all the others are up there with good company, rubbing shoulders with Martin, the king.
Aug. 11th, 2011 09:30 pm (UTC)
To us: You are still number ONE!
Aug. 11th, 2011 09:39 pm (UTC)
I've just heard today, you're number one in Slovenia, beating a book about Josip Broz Tito
Aug. 12th, 2011 06:48 pm (UTC)
Yeah, ADWD is number one.
What's even more awesome is that there's 8 ASOIAF books (translated&original) in Slovenian top 10 list. It's crazy. :)
And congrats.
Now I'm off waiting for WOW.
Jeni Ni
Aug. 11th, 2011 09:55 pm (UTC)
Almost Obsessive
Dear George, Or Mr. Martin, if that's what you prefer. Please, please, please, please, for the love of all things good and lovely in the world, do not make me wait another 6 years for the next book to be released. I know it's your thing to leave us hanging, and I promise to be as patient as possible, but the ending that you delivered has literally left me longing for more. I need to know what happens. Need. I volunteer myself to be a test editor. Or just for you to bounce ideas off of. But please, if it's at all even remotely feasible, please finish The Winds Of Winter with haste. I've been dreaming about dragons. Thanks for reading, but more-so, thanks for WRITING. All my best, Jeni Ni
Aug. 11th, 2011 10:30 pm (UTC)
Yay for Dance!! I just ordered it also (late to the game, though sometimes latecomers make out ok, as you know ;> ).. but yes, Special Agent Pendergast has this damnable habit of coming out on top, at least for a while ;) I love your books. I also love Preston and Child, and I absolutely love their Agent Pendergast, who has been another old and wonderful friend. Let's get yours to #1 soon, but for now having two of my favorite authors up there is making me smile. If Bernard Cornwell could be at #3 I'd be in heaven! Meanwhile, I am anxiously watching my mail for the sight of dragons.
Aug. 11th, 2011 10:45 pm (UTC)
#1 two weeks in a row.
#2 two weeks in a row.
Could you next be #3 two weeks in a row?
Aug. 11th, 2011 11:21 pm (UTC)
either that, or next week Dance boldly takes #1 again :)
Aug. 11th, 2011 11:54 pm (UTC)
As a fan I'd love to see him hold #2 or regain the top spot, but at the same time I am hesitant to hope for that overly much, as I can't imagine that there are *that* many readers who won't have purchased the book in the first month of it's release.

I'm actually surprised that it's still doing so well, as I would have guessed that over 90% of the fans would have made sure to pick ADWD up in Week 1, and most of the rest would have secured it in week 2. I'm happy to be proven wrong in my assumption, but can there really be so many who have delayed their purchase until now that their numbers will be enough for Mr. Martin to regain the top spot? I guess that we shall see.
Aug. 12th, 2011 09:50 am (UTC)
Well yes, I admit that it'd be a tad optimistic to think Dance'll take the top spot again next week, even if I'm glad to see the book doing so well for such a long time.

On the other hand, I think the sustained success might have something to do with the HBO-series. A ton of new people started reading the series then, and depending on how fast they read and how much spare time they have, they might not have gotten to Dance just yet, spreading out their purchases over a longer period of time.

Edited at 2011-08-12 09:51 am (UTC)
Aug. 11th, 2011 11:56 pm (UTC)
Both good books, but only one's a quick enough read that my friends can borrow it
Here's why: I've already finished Ghost Story, but I'm only halfway through dance, and I've had and been reading both since release day. Dresden reads like a bag of twizlers: No matter how long it looks, you'll be finished with it before dinner. Your books are like a huge prime rib: You'll be digesting it for weeks.

Consequently, I can loan Ghost Story to a friend the week after it's released. I won't be loaning Dance out until September at this rate. So my friends have to get their own copy.
Aug. 12th, 2011 01:47 am (UTC)
In B&N's that I work you've been in the top spot since the book came out. So there's that.
Aug. 12th, 2011 02:15 am (UTC)
I won't be able to help you out here. With all the hoopla surrounding "Dragons" I decided to check out this "Song of Ice and Fire" saga everyone's talking about. I just bought book three today. Probably won't get to the final book for a while.
Aug. 12th, 2011 02:40 am (UTC)
And you deserve it! Thank you for writing and releasing this book!
Aug. 12th, 2011 02:55 am (UTC)
Still number one in my book, sir! Halfway through and loving every page of it.
Aug. 12th, 2011 03:01 am (UTC)
You go, George!
Aug. 12th, 2011 03:46 am (UTC)
Well, you're still #1 on the LA Times list! That makes it 3 weeks running, I think.
Aug. 12th, 2011 07:49 am (UTC)
Thanks once again
There is not enough accolades, nor esteem that can be given you. Thank you for such a wonderfully written story. I hope that you are enjoying this period of time because you truly deserve it. I will say however that reading this book feels the equivalent of reading The Fellowship of the Rings without being able to immediately follow up with the Two Towers. Even so, it is brilliantly written. Thanks for the love and the detail that you weave together in this series, and I will be (almost) patiently awaiting your next installment.
Aug. 12th, 2011 09:42 am (UTC)
Congratulations! My daughter loves the HBO series so she is reading the books now. I'm sure you are picking up lots of readers that way. (I told my daughter the books were better, and she agrees).
Aug. 12th, 2011 12:11 pm (UTC)
Grand success! Congrats!
Steven Lord
Aug. 12th, 2011 02:45 pm (UTC)
That's just the Hardcover fiction list
On the mass market paperback list, you currently have spots 2, 3, 7, and 12. [Darn you to the Stranger and/or the Others for taking the top spot, John Grisham!] I don't think, from a quick scan, that any other author has multiple entries in the top 20 on that list.
Aug. 12th, 2011 06:04 pm (UTC)
I loved Dance. Excellent work, sir. Never before have I been so engaged by a work of fiction; your world has even invaded my dreams. I've never been a careful reader before, but I find that this series compels me to be one. Thank you.
Aug. 12th, 2011 06:22 pm (UTC)
A Dance With Dragons
I've just finished the book. I right now I think I don't like you very much... Your books always leave me with this bitter-sweet taste in my mouth, yearning and dreading the next one, not knowing what more mischiefs are you up to. But I should be masochist because I have enjoyed every step of the journey.
Aug. 12th, 2011 10:42 pm (UTC)
Congratulations! I'd already bought this book on Kindle and devoured it BUT today I just bought the giant, tangible, I can sniff the pages and use a book mark, hardcover book! Probably doesn't make sense but I'm so happy. Also, I supported my local bookstore.
Aug. 13th, 2011 12:05 am (UTC)
I just saw something of interest on Netflix. A movie called Alexander Nevsky is like a Russian version of Ivanhoe.


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