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
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
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
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
Oh, internet. You so circular, sometimes.
Stage one is an actual consumer response: sales of George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four are, not surprisingly, up this week (fun fact: the title is spelled out, not written as numerals). 293 more words
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
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