First Place is Second Loser? Hold on…
A while back, I posted about my first book’s leap onto the Locus Best Seller List, where it landed precariously at second place. Well, kids, let this be a lesson to you. Don’t complain about coming in second, or this might happen:
(Click to admire my helpful highlighting. Cuz, ya know, it’s hard to find the item at the top of the list. My name is Brent; I’m here to help.)
I would do an obnoxious end zone dance now, but it’d probably end up like this. (Rest of world: here.)
Quick recap: Locus is the SFF industry mag. In addition to the biggies, Locus also draws from independent and specialty book sellers (where a ton of SFF is sold) and also includes Canadian book stores. And of course, it’s only listing sci-fi and fantasy books! In case you’re feeling cynical, here’s the link to the official Locus Magazine Bestseller List webpage to prove it I didn’t mock up a counterfeit “bestseller” list. As if! (Hmm, counterfeit lists, there’s an idea…)
Seriously, thanks to all of you who bought The Black Prism and helped put me up there. It was quite a shock to find it.