World of Warcraft: The Shattering by Christie Golden has ascended into the New York Times Best Seller List just weeks after its release. The novel hit the # 21 in the TOP 35 Best Selling Hardcover Fiction List.
These lists are an expanded version of those appearing in the November 7 print edition of the Book Review. Rankings reflect sales, for the week ending October 23, at many thousands of venues where a wide range of general interest books are sold nationwide. These include hundreds of independent book retailers (statistically weighted to represent all such outlets); national, regional and local chains; online and multimedia entertainment retailers; university, gift, supermarket, discount department stores and newsstands.
Christie earned the New York Times Best Seller title with last year’s World of Warcraft: Arthas, Rise of the Lich King and there was yet another NY Times best seller not long ago — World of Warcraft: Shaman (Tokyopop, Manga) by Paul Benjamin. World of Warcraft Stormrage by Richard A. Knaak was the # 1 in the Wall Street Journal Best Selller List and # 2 in the Locus Magazine Best Seller List.
It’s been an excellent year for Blizzard Entertainment, the writers and gamers.