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Fictionwise Announces 2001 eBook Awards
Author of the Year, eBook of the Year, Best Selling, and Highest Rated eBooks

Chatham, NJ, USA – January 8, 2002 – Fictionwise.com, a leading eBook publisher and distributor, announced today annual awards for its top selling and highest rated eBooks and authors for 2001. Fictionwise, which has over 33,000 registered members and 1300+ eBooks online, experienced rapid growth in 2001 with monthly revenue growing 400% over the course of the year.

“We want to congratulate and thank all the authors whose work appears at Fictionwise,” said Stephen Pendergrast, co-publisher at Fictionwise. “These awards are a celebration of their efforts, and we deeply appreciate their contributions to Fictionwise over the last year.”

eBook Author of the Year: Mike Resnick

Popular science fiction author Mike Resnick is Fictionwise’s 2001 eBook Author of the Year. The award is based on unit sales and member ratings. Mr. Resnick was the best selling author in 2001 and his works maintained an extremely high average rating from Fictionwise members. Larry Niven was a close second in the final tally and Robert Silverberg placed third.

“Mike Resnick has been a very important part of Fictionwise since we began in June of 2000,” said Scott Pendergrast, co-publisher. “From the very start, he put his faith in us, which brought thousands of his fans to Fictionwise, as well as other important authors who followed his lead.”

Mike Resnick said: “I've won Hugos and Nebulas and a lot of other awards, but I've never been voted anything like Author of the Year before. Given that these were all reprints, I feel like my career has just been officially validated, and I'm very grateful to Fictionwise and all its many readers.”

eBook of the Year: Robot Dreams by Isaac Asimov

Isaac Asimov’s “Robot Dreams” is Fictionwise’s 2001 eBook of the Year, which is based on total unit sales multiplied by average rating. The work achieved a rating of 3.28 out of a possible 4 points. “Beggars in Spain” by Nancy Kress was the eBook of the Year in 2000, and placed second in 2001.

2001 Best Selling eBooks:

“Robot Dreams” by Isaac Asimov topped the list of Fictionwise’s Best Selling eBooks of 2001. Larry Niven had the most eBooks on the Best Seller list, nine in total, including “The Fourth Profession,” which was the second best selling eBook in 2001. Mike Resnick had five best sellers and Isaac Asimov had three.

1. Robot Dreams by Isaac Asimov 2. The Fourth Profession by Larry Niven 3. Beggars in Spain by Nancy Kress 4. Wrong Way Street by Larry Niven 5. Potential by Isaac Asimov 6. Not Long Before the End by Larry Niven 7. Neutron Star by Larry Niven 8. Sandkings by George R. R. Martin 9. The Hole Man by Larry Niven 10. Procrustes by Larry Niven 11. Seven Views of Olduvai Gorge by Mike Resnick 12. Inconstant Moon by Larry Niven 13. Soothsayer by Mike Resnick 14. ARM by Larry Niven 15. “Repent, Harlequin!” Said the Ticktockman by Harlan Ellison 16. Cleon the Emperor by Isaac Asimov 17. At the Core by Larry Niven 18. Prophet by Mike Resnick 19. Oracle by Mike Resnick 20. Think Like a Dinosaur by James Patrick Kelly 21. Second Contact by Mike Resnick 22. The Aliens Who Knew, I Mean, Everything by George Alec Effinger 23. The Fourth Branch by Kage Baker 24. Facts Relating to the Arrest of Dr. Kalugin by Kage Baker 25. I Have No Mouth, And I Must Scream by Harlan Ellison

To see more best selling eBooks, including the top genre sellers go to: /2001.htm

Highest Rated eBooks of the Year:

Fictionwise members have submitted over 42,000 ratings on eBooks in its catalog. Fictionwise.com. Ratings are based on scale of 1 to 4, with 4 being the highest. The Fictionwise rating system is one of the best online today and has proven to be a good indicator of industry awards such as the Hugo and Nebula Awards. To qualify for the Highest Rated list, authors must have at least five eBooks online at Fictionwise and at least 40 member ratings.

Lois McMaster Bujold grabbed the top two spots in the Highest Rated list. Mike Resnick placed six eBooks on the list, while David Weber landed four spots.

1. Barrayar by Lois McMaster Bujold 2. Shards of Honor by Lois McMaster Bujold 3. Eon by Greg Bear 4. The Apocalypse Troll by David Weber 5. Double Star by Robert A. Heinlein 6. The Man Who Used the Universe by Alan Dean Foster 7. March Upcountry by David Weber 8. The Widowmaker Reborn: Volume 2 of the Widowmaker Trilogy by Mike Resnick 9. Ivory by Mike Resnick 10. Sandkings by George R. R. Martin 11. Beggars in Spain by Nancy Kress 12. Prophet by Mike Resnick 13. The Honor of the Queen by David Weber 14. Oracle by Mike Resnick 15. The Fourth Profession by Larry Niven 16. March to the Sea by David Weber 17. Soothsayer by Mike Resnick 18. Echea by Kristine Kathryn Rusch 19. Bwana by Mike Resnick 20. The Genesis Quest by Donald Moffitt 21. The Dandelion Girl by Robert F. Young 22. Coolhunting by Kristine Kathryn Rusch 23. Homefaring by Robert Silverberg 24. Downward To The Earth by Robert Silverberg 25. Second Genesis by Donald Moffitt

Fictionwise.com publishes award-winning and high-quality eBooks by top authors in multiple formats, including Palm (for Palm, Visor and Win CE), Adobe Acrobat, Rocket/REB1100, Microsoft Reader (Pocket PC and PCs), and Franklin eBookMan. Fictionwise also distributes eBooks by other high-quality publishers. It is believed that Fictionwise.com has the largest eBook collection of major award-winning and nominated science fiction stories on the Internet.


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