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Post-launch update

Hi, everyone! Thank you so much for all the good wishes and support – and thank you triple to those who bought my book!!

It’s been quite a ride – the adrenaline rush of finally getting it there, the rush of checking and rechecking stats, details, replying to blog comments, and updating my family with blow-by-blow accounts of progress. 392 more words


Sales of two books sends Amazon ranking soaring

Last month I had a little surprise in my bank account.

Three deposits appeared from Amazon totaling $11.04 for sales of the e-book edition of… 476 more words

Writing - The Experience

Understanding Amazon’s Sales Rankings

One of the greatest mysteries of self-publishing is the way that Amazon has to calculate its sales rankings. Much has been said from the algorhythms involved, most of it hogwash coming from independent writers as they try to out-guess an intricately developed program in their feeble attempts to understand how it works, so they could scheme a way to the top bestsellers lists. 412 more words

"Don't compare your inside to someone else's outside"

In sales we often find ourselves in a competitive environment. If we are one of many that make up a sales team we are sure to find ourselves in a dollar, unit or transaction ranking. 225 more words


Thoughts on sales ranking; also, a bad review and a good sunflower

After getting as high as about #46 on the Nook bestseller list, Senator is starting to fade like the Tampa Bay Rays.  Its sudden rise in the rankings got me thinking about how they are calculated. 353 more words


Chop Suey Breaks Into Two Top 100 Lists on Amazon

Holy cow.

This huge––for me at least. To wake up and find my book ranked in two top 100 lists is pure bliss. It’s the crazy kind of bliss where you eyes glaze over and you fall into fantasy land and start dreaming up wonderful scenarios. 53 more words

Ty Hutchinson

Obsessed with Amazon Sales Ranking? You're Not Alone.

Just in case you needed another reason to interrupt your writing productivity, Amazon’s got a little something for you.

They must be aware that authors obsessively check the sales ranking of their books, at least three or four times a day. 376 more words