Re: RARA-AVIS: Jim Thompson: Where'd He Go?

From: Jeff Vorzimmer (
Date: 20 Feb 2010

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    Alan, where did you get this figure? Are we talking just the original edition or cumulative sales? Nothing More Than Murder has been continuously in print for 25 years. Also, if you look at some of the new Black Lizard editions of his books you'll see they are at 20+ printings.


    > NOTHING MORE THAN MURDER sold 750,000 copies. Not sure about any of the
    > others. I know Arnold Hano at Lion said that Thompson didn't sell very well,
    > but not selling well 50-odd years ago is a very different thing from not
    > selling well these days. A standard Gold Medal print run was 200,000 copies,
    > for instance, whereas an equivalent first print run these days might be
    > 20,000.

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