We recently noted on Twitter that the New York Times weekly column on their bestseller list, “Inside the List”, mentioned George R.R. Martin and A Song of Ice and Fire, as the novels held four of the top ten positions on their Mass Market Paperback list.
Well, the New York Times bestseller list has been updated, and fully fifteen years after it was first published A Game of Thrones is now the #1 best seller, while the rest of the novels still hold positions on the top ten. It’s quite an amazing achievement, probably last matched by Charlaine Harris and the boom in sales that her Sookie Stackhouse have enjoyed after True Blood became a phenomena. A Game of Thrones is also #1 on the Publishers Weekly list for the first time, to our understanding, with two other books in the series in the top six.
Congratulations to George and to Bantam (as well as to Voyager in the UK, who’ve seen similar rises in sales), and a big thank you to HBO and the cast and crew of Game of Thrones, who helped kick the doors wide-open for hundreds of thousands new fans!
Thanks to olafkeith for the tip!