Week 50 UK Chapbook Chart 2016

kneel_downe_copper_cascade_1-copyA first number 1 on the UK Chapbook Chart for Kneel Downe with The Copper Cascade. With extracts pulled together from the previously published books of Kneel Downe’s VirulentBlurb Universe, this is the first in a series of Virulent Chapbooks which introduces readers to the characters and concepts of Kneel’s universe in a cheap and easy to read format.

Kneel Downe was born in 1967 and raised in the middle of the countryside and silence where he immersed himself in books and fantasy. After trying several writing styles, Kneel began tweeting short fragments of fiction. A meeting with his idol, Jeff Noon, made Kneel realise that these short bursts could make up a whole universe of fiction and so the VirulentBlurb projects began.

There is one new entries, Looking Over My Shoulder at Sodom by  Meg Cox at No.4.

Top publisher this week is Sampson Low who have 3 entries in the top ten. Oscar Wilde and Francesca Albini share the leading author laurels with 2 publications each.


1 (3) The Copper Cascade – Kneel Downe & Steve Taylor-Bryant (CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 18 Nov 2016)

2 (1) On The Kitchen Table From Which Everything Has Been Hastily Removed – Olena Kalytiak Davis (Hollyridge Press, 1 July 2009)

3 (2) The Chapbook: Poems – Charles Bane, Jr. (Curbside Splendor Publishing, 2 July 2011)

4 (-) Looking Over My Shoulder at Sodom – Meg Cox (Grey Hen Press, 25 Oct. 2014)

5 (10) Dreamtime Reflections – Francesca Albini (Sampson Low Ltd, 27 Nov 2015)

6 (4) Garden – Francesca Albini (Sampson Low Ltd, 21 Nov. 2016)

7 (6) Soul of Man Under Socialism – Oscar Wilde (Pluto Press, 1 Jan 1987)

8 (5) Ballad of Reading Gaol – Oscar Wilde (Pluto Press, 29 Jun 1978)

9 (8) Over The Skin – Carole Bulewski  (Sampson Low Ltd, 17 Nov 2015)

10 (9) Hard Rain – Tony Hoagland (Hollyridge Press, 20 Oct. 2005)

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