Is George R. R. Marting Becoming the Stephen King of Fantasy?


Top Five Fantasy Sellers List Clogged by George R. R. Martin

Geroge R. R. Martin

Geroge R. R. Martin

Martin is selling a ton of books right now, not just his most recent release in his “Song of Ice and Fire” series, A Dance With Dragons. He has three of the five best sellers on Amazon at the moment. Whether you like him or not, the man can sell books. Is he becoming the Stephen King of Fantasy?

Martin often gets criticism that his books are too long and his series it too drawn out. He also gets harped on by the fact that there are too many characters to keep up with and the side plots seem to lead to nowhere. However, his books are killing the charts and people who start reading his books seem to not be able to put them down nor can they wait for the next installment.

Hopefully, I will be in the mix soon with “Shadows of Siernod” and “Flames of Palamarr”.

Top Five Fantasy Sellers on Amazon for October 2011

  1. The Night Circus (Kindle), by Erin Morgenstern
  2. A Dance with Dragons (Kindle), by George R.R. Martin
  3. 11/22/63: A Novel, by Stephen King
  4. A Game of Thrones, by George R.R. Martin
  5. A Feast for Crows, by George R.R. Martin

Source: http://www.fantasybooknews.com/2011/10/amazon%E2%80%99s-top-5-fantasy-books-october-30-2011/


– by J.Wade Harrell, author of Shadows of Siernod

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About J. Wade Harrell

A native of rural SW Oklahoma, I currently write swords and sorcery fiction which I publish in electronic format on Amazon. My interests and hobbies include shooting, riding motorcycles, fishing, watching college football, playing games, and most of all, spending as much time as possible with my better half, Kathy. I hope you enjoy my blog and that it might lead you into my fantastic worlds of swords and magic. -J. Wade Harrell
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