Sunday, 20 January 2013

Public Lending Right loans - 2011/2012

Yes, it's that time of year again. The votes are in and have been counted and verified...

For those of you who may be interested, here's the list of my top ten most borrowed books for July 2011 - June 2012 (with last year's placing in brackets):

1. (1) The Horror of Howling Hill (Mar 08)
2. (-) Monstrous Missions (Feb 12)
3. (2) Crisis on Coruscant (Jan 10)
4. (5) Stormslayer (Sep 09)
5. (6) Howl of the Werewolf (Sep 07)
6. (3) Night of the Necromancer (Apr 10)
7. (20) Dark Side (Oct 10)
8. (13) Evolution Expects (Feb 10)
9. (11) What is Myrrh Anyway? (Oct 08)
10. (24) Anno Frankenstein (May 11)

The Horror of Howling Hill was borrowed almost 800 times less than 2010-2011 but my first Doctor Who book is still my top grossing title. Second is my second Doctor Who book Monstrous Missions (but I share the PLR money on this title with Gary Russell). And then third is my Star Wars The Clone Wars gamebook Crisis on Coruscant. It's a times like this that you really appreciate the opportunities that writing tie-in fiction brings.

Fighting Fantasy continues to make a strong showing (with Stormslayer rising another place up the rankings, having done the same thing last year) and the placing of three Pax Britannia titles in the top ten really reflects the growing popularity of my premier steampunk series.

So what will next year bring? Some Moshi Monster titles in the top ten? More Pax Britannia? The Horror of Howling Hill still at #1? We'll just have to wait and see...

My Top 3 most borrowed books 2011-2012

My Top 3 most borrowed Fighting Fantasy gamebooks 2011-2012

 My Top 3 most borrowed Pax Britannia novels 2011-2012

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