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Amazon’s Top 5 Fantasy Books
« on: July 19, 2011, 11:46:13 PM »
Dance with Dragons, Kindle version, moves into first place this week, and the 4-book boxed set swaps places with A Clash of Kings, but George R.R. Martin retains his iron grip on the top 5 fantasy books on Amazon.com.

    A Dance with Dragons (Kindle) by George R.R. Martin
    A Dance with Dragons (Hardcover) by George R.R. Martin
    A Game of Thrones (Kindle) by George R.R. Martin
    George R. R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire 4-Book Boxed Set (Paperback) by George R.R. Martin
    A Clash of Kings (Kindle) by George R.R. Martin

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Re: Amazon’s Top 5 Fantasy Books
« Reply #1 on: July 20, 2011, 11:18:55 AM »
He must be flipping loaded :)
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Re: Amazon’s Top 5 Fantasy Books
« Reply #2 on: July 20, 2011, 12:55:18 PM »
It actually makes me kinda sad :(

I liked it better when just fantasy lovers raved about it - now the Time Traveler's Wife/ Girl With the Dragon Tatoo/ Da Vinci Code crew are all reading them ...
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Offline ChrisMB

Re: Amazon’s Top 5 Fantasy Books
« Reply #3 on: July 20, 2011, 02:02:22 PM »
I'm not surprised, considering the popularity of Game of Thrones. I've yet to read the others, but I did like the first book.

Offline Mr Soul

Re: Amazon’s Top 5 Fantasy Books
« Reply #4 on: July 20, 2011, 02:31:47 PM »
I think I'll trip down to my neighborhood indie bookseller and buy something that George RR didn't write.

Offline Ken

Re: Amazon’s Top 5 Fantasy Books
« Reply #5 on: July 21, 2011, 10:24:53 AM »
I think the TV show got people who never heard of Game of Thrones interested in the series. I was one of those who started reading the book after watching the TV show.

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Re: Amazon’s Top 5 Fantasy Books
« Reply #6 on: July 21, 2011, 10:31:00 AM »
Who is G.R.R. Martin then? :P
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Re: Amazon’s Top 5 Fantasy Books
« Reply #7 on: July 21, 2011, 11:17:16 AM »
It actually makes me kinda sad :(

I liked it better when just fantasy lovers raved about it - now the Time Traveler's Wife/ Girl With the Dragon Tatoo/ Da Vinci Code crew are all reading them ...
And? Give it a few years and Martin'll be back into relative obscurity. Genre authors only hit the big time for a short while. I remember the absolutely horrific debut Hoffman book being everywhere in hardback, and selling well, but the second book didn't get anywhere near as much publicity.

Supermarkets are, in my opinion, better for telling what sells and what doesn't. Martin has only appeared in their racks with AGoT and ADWD. Before AGoT, you wouldn't see him there, and the only 'genre' reads would be either tie-in novels (Assassin's Creed, for example), the occasional King book or a few other releases here and there. The majority is still made up of historical fantasy, crime, thriller, etc. I think, at last count, my local Tesco had about 3 or 4 different James Patterson novels on display, if not more. ;) Those Dragon Tattoo books never seem to leave the bloody shelves, though.

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Re: Amazon’s Top 5 Fantasy Books
« Reply #8 on: July 21, 2011, 11:58:15 AM »
Who is G.R.R. Martin then? :P

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