We had a fun time in February with some sale titles (hello Letters to Tiptree) doing extremely well and everything getting a boost from our bonus LCRW subscription — which Michael went ahead and added to hundreds of readers’ libraries on Wednesday! I’m very happy that some of the people getting that bonus picked up an LCRW sub, basically doubling their subscriptions.
The bestselling ebook was Sofia Samatar’s novel The Winged Histories. The pub date is March 15 and we have a reading in LA at the Last Bookstore on March 30 with Kelly Link, Maureen F. McHugh, and Ayize Jama-Everett (come along!) but certain online behemoths released the ebook earlier than expected so to be fair to the legion of preordering Weightless readers, out it went. Sofia’s first novel, the multi-award winning A Stranger in Olondria, got a boost from The Winged Histories and jumped back up onto the charts.
Magazines had a(nother) strong month: the February Locus is always popular — all those year end numbers and lists and the Recommended Reading — and Lightspeed’s heavyweight author line up (Sarah Pinsker, Paul McAuley, Karin Tidbeck, Christopher Barzak, & more) certainly brought in the readers:
- Sofia Samatar, The Winged Histories
- Locus February 2016 (#661)
- Mothership Zeta Issue 1
- Sofia Samatar, A Stranger in Olondria
- Lightspeed Issue 69 (February 2016)
Wait, didn’t I miss something above? Yes! Mothership Zeta which is building up a great head of steam as the first issue is still finding happy readers and the second issue just came out. Lookit that #1 spot!
- Mothership Zeta
- New York Review of Science Fiction
- Galaxy’s Edge
- Clarkesworld Magazine
- Beneath Ceaseless Skies
Lady Churchill’s Rosebud Wristlet