PKD's total pwnership of our culture has just begun. It turns out the Library of America's PKD volume has been the fastest selling ever! Galley Cat reports that PKD's volume has sold 23,750 copies. To compare, Jack Kerouac's edition sold around 15k, and Edmund Wilson's a little under 10k copies (teehee!). Galley Cat quotes a guy at the LoA as saying:
"When we first conceived our multi-volume and multi-year plan for a Philip K. Dick edition, we never dreamed that it would resonate so strongly with our readers. The closest comparison in terms of velocity of sales out of the gate would be our Grant and Sherman volumes, released in 1990 at the same time as the debut of Ken Burn's The Civil War on PBS. But even those volumes didn't sell as fast as has the PKD."
The second LoA volume from PKD comes out July 31. Reserve yours now at Amazon (or better yet buy the pulp editions in bulk on ebay - that's what I do).
Via Steven Hart's Blog
Thanks FP Kiesche III!