Why Amazon Ratings Aren't On A Roll



Those of you who are curious about whether Amazon book rankings are a good measure of selling success might be interested in this story:

On January 30th, my Amazon ranking was 352,039. Two days later two of my books were sold through Amazon—just two (as far as I can tell), but within just hours of each other.

My Amazon ranking shot to 6,093.

So it’s kind of cool to find yourself with a high ranking, but it’s not a measure that you’re rolling in new readers.

Just the same, I’ll still shoot for number one when “No Campfire, Girls” comes up in a couple of months!

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    1. I'm not in the mood to be curious. I'm just.... bemused.

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  2. I've found the rankings rarely match the actual sales figures.

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    1. That's what I've been hearing all along .... I guess this is proof.

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  3. Yeah. It's crazy how that works.

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    1. As if we didn't have enough crazy in the world!

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