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July Best Sellers

The top-selling items through our retail arm for July. The start of baseball season seemed to have Minnesota fans in a sporting mind last month. The horror classics still sell well and pulp titles took a jump, too.

(As always, important to remember that we specialize in collectible items and niche categories, so it’s going to look a little different than your traditional best-seller list.)

  1. Minnesota’s 50 Greatest Baseball Players
  2. Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
  3. The Beginner’s Guide to Pulp Fiction Vol. 1
  4. The Beginner’s Guide to Pulp Fiction Vol. 2
  5. Nick Carter, Master Detective 3 Movie Set
  6. The Spider’s Web/The Spider Returns DVD serial set
  7. Thrilling Detective Pulp Tales Vol. 4
  8. The Shadow 1940 movie serial DVD
  9. The Stand by Stephen King
  10. Thrilling Detective Pulp Tales Vol. 3

Brick Pickle Media, Sales

June Best Sellers

The top-selling items through our retail arm for June. As always, important to remember that we specialize in collectible items and niche categories, so it’s going to look a little different than your traditional best-seller list. The classics remain strong!

  1. On Writing by Stephen King 20th Anniversary Edition
  2. Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
  3. Thrilling Detective Pulp Tales Vol. 4
  4. The Beginner’s Guide to Pulp Fiction Vol. 1
  5. Minnesota’s 50 Greatest Baseball Players
  6. The Gracie Allen Murder Case DVD
  7. The Beginner’s Guide to Pulp Fiction Vol. 2
  8. Thrilling Detective Pulp Tales Vol. 1
  9. Adventures of Captain Marvel serial DVD
  10. The Complete Tales of Jules de Grandin Vol. 5: Black Moon by Seabury Quinn

Brick Pickle Media, Minnesota's 50 Greatest, Pulp

What’s coming in 2020

By Jonathan Sweet

I’m always interested in what authors are working on, so I thought I’d give a look at what we have coming down the pike in 2020.Thrilling Detective Vol. 2 (2)

In case you missed it, one originally planned 2020 project actually hit in late 2019: Chicago Pulp Tales, a collection of vintage pulp stories set in the Windy City.

I’m in the midst of research/writing/production on five books right now:

  • A hardcover edition of Minnesota’s 50 Greatest Baseball Players will come out later this month. Just need to sign off on the final proofs, and we’re good to go.
  • Another sports book in the vein of Minnesota’s 50 Greatest Baseball Players, this time focused on great Minnesota sports moments. Goal is to have that one out in time for Father’s Day.
  • Volume 2 of The Beginner’s Guide to Pulp. That one will make its debut at the Windy City Pulp & Paper Convention in April.
  • A Christmas-themed book that I’ll reveal more about later this year, with the goal of having it done by the fall for the holiday season and local book shows.
  • Finally, I’m a bit stalled on a pulp novel that I’m writing — my first full-length fiction novel. Originally had planned on having it done for the Windy City show, but unless it takes off suddenly, that seems unlikely. Hopefully it’ll still happen later this year!

From the Brick Pickle Pulp side of things, we also have several projects in the works:

  • The aforementioned Volume 2 of the Guide and Chicago Pulp Tales (and maybe my novel!)
  • Thrilling Detective Pulp Stories, Vol. 2, will go live by the end of January. Proofs are on their way as we speak. We’re already well into the work on Volume 3, which will come out later this year. Most likely, we’ll publish an omnibus hardcover edition combining all three as well. (Volume 1 was published in 2019.)
  • A collection of Minnesota pulp stories. The stories are selected, but editing and production still have yet to start, so we’re probably looking at the second half of the year.
  • Some author-themed collections in the second half of the year. More to come on those!