White Night in NYT’s top 5!

Jim’s books continue to grow in popularity! WHITE NIGHT is currently #4 in Hardcover Fiction on Publishers Weekly and #5 on the New York Times Bestseller list, as well as #17 on USA Today.
Want those numbers in context? Compare them with PROVEN GUILTY, which reached #21 on the New York Times Bestseller List and #91 on the USA Today List last year. Jim largely credits the TV series for effectively tripling his sales: the hardback edition of PROVEN GUILTY had an initial print run of 35,000, whereas WHITE NIGHT’s initial run was 100,000.
Grab a festive hat, because it’s party time!

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Priscilla Spencer has been Jim's creative consultant since 2007. In addition to managing content for Jim-Butcher.com and its social media channels, she beta-reads all of Jim's works, serves as a thematic consultant on the graphic novels and role playing games, and illustrates the maps for his books. The whole "Year of Dresden" thing is largely her baby. Her latest claim to fame is directing the official book trailers for Peace Talks and Battle Ground. In her professional life, Priscilla is a Producer, Writer, Photographer, and Fantasy Map Illustrator working towards a career in producing TV. She enjoys musical theatre, gluten-free cooking, sci-fi/fantasy, and weightlifting. She aspires to travel the world and pet every dog.

31 thoughts on “White Night in NYT’s top 5!”

  1. Congratulations to Jim! May there be many more Dresden Files novels to come, and may they each debut at #1 on the NYT list from here on out.

  2. Woo Hoo! That is awesome news! Another of my favorite authors is finally getting what they really deserve! Go Jim! You trully rock! I know the numbers will just keep getting better with each book!

  3. Alright Jim! White Knight is everything I wanted it to be, and believe me, I was at Barnes & Noble waiting when the shipment arrived. Harry is such good company, I find myself wondering how he is and what he’s up to between books. Is this as sick and twisted as it sounds?

  4. Well-deserved congrats.
    White Night was wall-to-wall filled with goodness – it was real payoff for all the fans who’ve been following Harry [rabidly!!] these few years!!
    Go Team Dresden!

  5. My festive hat is a tiara 🙂
    This is so exciting, I can’t wait until the day he debuts at number 1!

  6. Congrats!!
    Finished White Night about three days after it hit the stores. Need a new fix ASAP so get cracking on the next book, Jim! Better yet, contact me and just start telling me stories! Seriously though, it’s gonna be torture waiting for the next books.

  7. All the best to you Jim, as always the book was fabulous. Harry is growing as a wizard and his world is evolving with all sorts of secrets and suprises. I intended to slow down and take 5 days to read the book instead of the 3 it normally takes. Unfortunately I couldn’t help myself and read it in 24hrs. I was reading the Lake Michigan battle at 4AM and didn’t even feel tired, I was too pumped up. I guess I’m not really surprised your books are doing so well. Your story has a universal apppeal that everyone is drawn to and a hero you can’t not relate too. Keep them coming and I’ll keep reading them.

  8. Jim,
    Enjoying the books more and more. The last three have been the best of the bunch. Congratulations on your top 5 on the NYtimes. Hopefully this means we can expect about 10 more titles?? : )
    You rock!

  9. Congrats on a well deserved jump in sales and a more realistic placing on the best seller lists. May it only get better!
    It has been a pleasure to watch you grow as a writer from book to book as Harry has grown as a wizard.

  10. This book was so good I’m going to see if I can get a poster made of the cover and put it in my room, Would that be in anyway copywright infringment,

  11. congradulations — i was lucky , i had just found your series last year so i could just keep reading at the way through , bought white nights the day it hit the stores ! it was wonderful , when is the next book coming out? oh well , ill just reread everything and find new things in the books the second time around – thanks

  12. Congrats Jim. You and Harry deserve it! I was just browsing Barnes and Noble’s Bestselling Sci-fi/Fantasy Fiction listings looking for my next lunch-time reading and I couldn’t help but notice that THREE of the Dresden Files made the Top 20…with the rest filling out the Top 50!!! And when I poked my nose into B&N the day before White Knight was to be released (hoping someone put it out early- no such luck) I overheard that they had sold out of Storm Front…AGAIN! I’m glad that so many more people have found you and Harry. I hope you get a royalty check which reflects this greatly increased readership….

  13. Congratulations, Jim! This is probably the most well-constructed series that I have ever read. White Night is fantastic! I love the fact that the characters keep growing and the plot continues to thicken, keeping everyone turning pages. This series as well as Codex Alera is a driving force behind my insomnia. Keep ’em coming! Please!

  14. Congratulations on an awesome book and a thoroughly enjoyable series. Each one is a thrilling read, and exceptionally hard to put down – i still haven’t come across a scenario which has made me!

  15. Great job on the series Jim.
    As a librarian who discovered the series about the time Grave Peril came out I am always pushing it. My library has each book and they are hardly ever on the shelves.
    The best part of being a librarian is getting the book as soon as it is released.
    Can’t wait for more.

  16. I just wanted to say I’ve been hooked since first reading dead beat and then going back and reading the rest of the dresden files.And now I’m reading the codex alera which is every bit as good.Keep up the good work and even though the tv series has gotten you more exposure it won’t ever be as great as the books

  17. I love the books and the tv show too. Can’t wait to read all of them. Don’t stop writing them I couldn’t stand it if you did. I love them.

  18. I would just like to thank Mr. Butcher for another fine installment to the Dresden Files series. I typically am not one to pre-order a book but I couldn’t resist having WHITE NIGHT in my hands the day it was released. I thoroughly enjoy the TV Series and I’m hoping that the SciFi Network doesn’t have a brain fart. As a fan I just have to say that I can’t get enough of the Dresden Files and I can’t wait for the next book!

  19. This is another great Harry Dresden book. I never pre-order books but any book by Jim Butcher is waited for with bated breath. Each book get better and better.
    Hope he writes another Alera book.

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