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A Record Breaking Year for Tor Books in 2011

December 21, 2011 Leave a comment Go to comments

2011 has been a fantastic year for us at Tor and we hope that it was a great one for all of you as well. A heartfelt thank you to all the readers that have supported us this year.

Here’s to a great 2012!

A record number 30 bestsellers in 2011, up from 20 in 2010!!!

2011 NYT Bestsellers

1/16 – Preston/Impact:  MM Fiction #19

1/23 – Bear/Halo: HC Fiction #16

1/23 – Card/The Lost Gate: HC Fiction #35

1/31 – Jordan & Sanderson/Towers of Midnight: E-Book List #11

2/6 – Jordan/New Spring: Graphic List #2

3/20 – Lustbader/Last Snow: MM Fiction #34

3/20 – Erikson/The Crippled God: TPB Fiction #12

5/15 – Carr/Hitman: HC Non-Fiction #17

5/22 – Forstchen/One Second After: MM Fiction #29

5/29 – Scalzi /Fuzzy Nation: HC Fiction #23

5/29 – Lustbader /Blood Trust: HC Fiction #34

6/12 – Cameron/A Dog’s Purpose:  TP Fiction #13

6/12 – Sanderson/Way of Kings: MM Fiction #25

7/1 – Card/Ender’s Game: MM Fiction #32

7/17 – Vaughn/Kitty’s Big Trouble: MM Fiction #15

7/24 – Tamaki/ Dance in the Vampire Bund Vol. 10: Manga Fiction #3

7/24 – Takemiya/Torodora, Vol 2.: Manga Fiction #9

8/28 – Vinge / Cowboys & Aliens: MM Fiction #28

9/4 – Goodkind / The Omen Machine: HC Fiction #1!!!!

9/4 – Taylor / An Irish Country Doctor: MM Fiction #34

10/2 – Jordan/Eye of the World Graphic Novel: Graphic List #4

10/2 – Weber/How Firm a Foundation: HC Fiction #8. E-Book List #31, HC & PB Combined #16

10/15 – Kamachi/A Certain Scientific Railgun Vol. 2: Manga Fiction #2

10/23 – Jordan & Sanderson/Towers of Midnight: MM Fiction #11

10/30 – Taylor / A Dublin Student Doctor: HC Fiction #26

10/30 – Vinge / The Children of the Sky: HC Fiction #28

10/30 – Wilson / The Dark at the End: HC Fiction #30

11/13 – Traviss/Halo: Glasslands: TP Fiction #10, HC & PB Combined #31

11/27 – Sanderson/The Alloy of Law: HC Fiction #7, HC & PB Combined #10, E-books #13

12/4 – Goodkind/The Omen Machine: E-Book List #18, E-Books & print combined #34

The Breakdown

10 hardcovers
3 trade paperbacks
9 mass markets
2 graphic novels and 3 manga
2 e-books

A Dog’s Purpose has appeared on the trade paper fiction list a record 27 weeks and counting! (Will we hit 28? We’ll know in 3 hours J)

Towers of Midnight a record 18 weeks on the list!

Kirkus Reviews’ Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of 2011

THE HUM AND THE SHIVER by Alex

WITH FATE CONSPIRE by Marie Brennan

SCHOLAR by L.E. Modesitt

THE HUM AND THE SHIVER by Alex Bledsoe

WITH FATE CONSPIRE

SCHOLAR by L.E. Modesitt

Kirkus Reviews’ Best Historical Fiction

THE RICHEST HILL ON EARTH by Richard Wheeler

Kirkus Reviews’ Best Teen Books

ANNA DRESSED IN BLOOD by Kendare Blake

Library Journal Best Books SFF

LEVIATHANS OF JUPITER by Ben Bova

QUANTUM THIEF by Hannu Rajaniemi

THE UNREMEMBERED by Peter Orullian

THE CHILDREN OF THE SKY by Vernor Vinge

Library Journal Best Books Thrillers

STRONG AT THE BREAK by Jon Land

Amazon.com’s Best Books: Science Fiction & Fantasy 2011

AMONG OTHERS by Jo Walton

VORTEX by Robert Charles Wilson

BN.com’s  Best Science Fiction Releases of 2011

THE CHILDREN OF THE SKY by Vernor Vinge

QUANTUM THIEF by Hannu Rajaniemi

Honorable Mentions:

FUZZY NATION

COUNT TO A TRILLION

LEVIATHONS OF JUPITER

Shelf-Awareness Top 10: Reviewers Choice

AMONG OTHERS by Jo Walton (Ron Hogan)

GANYMEDE by Cherie Priest (Ron Hogan)

A DOG’S PURPOSE by Bruce Cameron (Marilyn Dahl)

39 Starred Reviews in 2011

Kirkus

Anna Dressed in Blood – Kendare Blake • The Hum and the Shiver – Alex Bledsoe • With Fate Conspire – Marie Brennan • Spellbound – Blake Charlton • Camouflage – Bill Pronzini • Fuzzy Nation – John Scalzi • The Quantum Thief – Hannu Rajaniemi • Scholar – L.E. Modesitt

Publishers Weekly

Up Against It – MJ Locke • The Secret of Crickley Hall – James Herbert • The Beloved Dead – Tony Hays • End of Days – Bob Gleason

• Endurance – Jay Lake • Fuzzy Nation – John Scalzi • Down the Mysterly River – Bill Willingham • Ganymede – Priest • The First Days – Rhiannon Frater • The Quantum Thief – Hannu Rajaniemi • Bye Bye, Baby – Max Allen Collins • Infernal Angels – Loren D. Estleman • Dark Jenny – Alex Beldsoe

• Prospero Regained – L. Jagi Lamplighter • In the Lion’s Mouth – Michael Flynn

Library Journal

Lucky Stiff – Deborah Coonts • Alloy of Law – Brandon Sanderson • Fall from Grace – Wayne Arthurson • The Beloved Dead – Tony Hays • The Children of the Sky – Vernor  Vinge • The Hum and the Shiver – Alex Bledsoe • Spellbound – Blake Charlton • The Unremembered – Peter Orullian

The Illusion of Murder – Carol McCleary • The Highest Frontier – Joan Slonczewski • Sisterhood of Dune – Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson

Booklist

Lucky Stiff – Deborah Coonts • Hellhole – Brian Herbert and Kevin J, Anderson • End of Days – Bob Gleason • Dark Jenny – Alex Beldsoe • The Galahad Legacy – Dom Testa

Awards

Edgar Award

Rogue Island by Bruce DeSilva won Best First Novel

2011 Locus Awards

Tor Books named Best Books Publisher for 24th year in a row

Warriors, ed. By George R. R. Martin and Gardner ozois named Best Anthology

Robert A. Heinlein: In Dialogue with his Century: Volume 1: 1907-1948: Learning Curve by William H. Patterson, Jr. named Best Non-Fiction Book

Ellen Datlow was named Best Editor

Macavity Award

Rogue Island by Bruce DeSilva won Best First novel

Anthony Award & Crimespree Award

The Damage Done by Hillary Davidson won Best First Novel

Endeavour Award

Dreadnought by Cherie Priest

2010 Spur Awards

The Last Train from Cuernavaca by Lucia St. Clair won Best Western Long Novel

Snowbound by Richard S. Wheeler won Best Western Short Novel

2011 Emperor Norton Award

Nested Scrolls by Rudy Rucker

2010 Romantic Times Book Reviews Awards

Carole Nelson Douglas was given a Career Achievement award in the Mystery Category

Passion Play by Beth Bernobich won Best Epic Fantasy

David Gemmell Legend Award

The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson

Nebula Awards

Tor.com’s short story “Ponies” by Kij Johnson won Best Short Story

Best Tweet of 2011 sent Dec 21st at 8:52am (EST)

@BrandSanderson Brandon Sanderson

Ladies and gentlemen, A Memory of Light–the final book in The Wheel of Time–has been finished.

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  1. December 21, 2011 at 4:34 pm

    awesome next yr double the succes ^_^

  2. Mike G.
    December 22, 2011 at 9:44 am

    Congrats!

    You’ve listed “Scholar” twice under Kirkus, though.

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