On December 14th, the first volume for each of Mo Xiang Tong Xiu’s series hit store shelves and preorder fulfillment centers. One week later, the years of hype, coordinated release dates, and a fandom with the passion of a thousand suns, all paid off as all three hit the New York Times Bestseller List.

A spot on the New York Times Bestseller List is considered by many to be a gold star in North American book publishing. The list collects data from dozens of sales sources to post weekly lists of the best-selling books in a variety of categories across the US. Books have the highest chance of hitting this list on the week of their release because it typically counts all preorders—which can be months’ or years’ worth—as all occurring on release day at once.

In the Paperback Trade Fiction category, the books ranked as follows:

Seven Seas’ owner Jason DeAngelis described it as “This was the biggest debut in Seven Seas history.”

Congrats and great work to MXTX fans, and danmei fans in general! This is a huge accomplishment and really shows the popularity of the genre and the power of its fandom.

Source: SevenSeasEntertainment.com, SevenSeasDanmei.com