Light Novel Sales

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Originally created as a temporary home for sales ranking thread, this seems to have exploded somehow into something far more... If anyone feels willing and able to make a basic club layout, please let me know. Looking for help with: - Finding circulation figures from publishers - Someone to do a layout for the club (a banner, club picture and formatting of text is probably enough) - Suggestions for other ideas. What I will not be adding: - Individual retailer rankings, other than the book depository one that already has a thread. They're generally not very useful. Anything that I deem is useful will be linked in the club comments - feel free to link to these here yourselves as well. - POS ranks. These are useful, but I feel they're more effort than they're worth. If anyone else feels as though they have enough time and dedication to post them regularly, I will consider letting them. From past experience each one takes about 2.5 hours to do. There are 2 relevant sets each of daily, weekly, monthly, half yearly (both half years unlike oricon) and yearly rankings.


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Log of weekly series rankings in 2018
kuuderes_shadow - Aug 16, 2018
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Yesterday, 1:02 PM
English light novel release ranks (book depository)
kuuderes_shadow - Apr 16, 2018
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Dec 16, 2018 9:14 AM
Japanese light novel circulation figures (from publishers)
kuuderes_shadow - Mar 11, 2018
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Dec 9, 2018 8:20 AM
Sticky: Bestselling light novels of all time (Japan, Oricon)
kuuderes_shadow - Mar 11, 2018
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Dec 2, 2018 5:06 AM
Sticky: Bestselling light novels in calendar year 2018 (Japan, Oricon)
kuuderes_shadow - Apr 16, 2018
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Dec 2, 2018 5:04 AM



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kuuderes_shadow | Yesterday, 1:09 PM
As an aside, it's amusing to see the number of different ways I've written out the same titles over the course of the year... Hachinan tte or Hachinantte? Should eighty-six (or should that be eighty six) have a hyphen in it or not? Should THE NEW GATE be written in all capitals as on the cover or as The New Gate to conform with the standard way of writing these titles?

Does anyone really care?

kuuderes_shadow | Yesterday, 1:03 PM
I posted some stats in the log of series rankings thread in case anyone is interested. That thread is now finished - a new one will (probably) be made for 2019 eventually.

kuuderes_shadow | Dec 16, 2018 9:16 AM
The ranking of book depository rankings for 2018 English language releases has been added to the relevant thread. 2017's rankings have been moved to a new post at the bottom of the thread.

kuuderes_shadow | Dec 11, 2018 11:14 AM
English language bookwalker rankings for 2018: https://global.bookwalker.jp/ex/feature/2018-ranking/light-novel.html

Bear in mind that some series are not available on any other site - the series in 4th, 11th and 19th on this site will be FAR lower in a general rankings list. Series not available in physical format (and, to a lesser extent, series where the physical release is behind the digital one) will obviously also do better here than in general, and likewise those series without a digital release won't be on here at all. Bookwalker also makes up a far smaller proportion of English language e-book light novel sales than the Japanese site does for Japanese language e-book sales. Still interesting to see, though.

kuuderes_shadow | Dec 2, 2018 12:12 PM
I've started (and started is the right word) moving the links in the main page of the spreadsheet over to MAL links, rather than the LNDB links that are there at present. I'm also adding more links as I go through. These will of course get added to the thread the next time this is updated (in perhaps 3 weeks time or so?)

If something doesn't have a page on MAL and already has a link to LNDB then that link will stay.

kuuderes_shadow | Dec 2, 2018 5:09 AM
The main threads are now up to the end of October (4th November). Less than a month old data for the first time since the downtime, and just 3 weeks behind in terms of available data.

kuuderes_shadow | Nov 30, 2018 12:01 AM
So Overlord has failed in its quest to get in the series rankings every week this year. Pretty damn impressive that it took until w/c 19th November for it to drop out for the first time, though.

kuuderes_shadow | Nov 28, 2018 10:14 AM
Bookwalker light novel sales rankings for 2018 in English or in Japanese (note: the latter includes non-light novels)

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