Saturday, July 07, 2007

Amazon Ranking...

I checked my Amazon ranking for The Concrete Maze today. Oh boy... The book isn't due out for another three weeks or so, but 1,372,424 isn't very encouraging. Of course, it's way better than 1,372,425... Also, there are two things for me to keep in mind (beside the fact that it isn't out yet): first, it can only go up from there. Not entirely true. I don't doubt I could see this drop to the two millions. Not sure how many books they track, but I could hit bottom before they actually start selling. I think.

Secondly, so far, though about a hundred ARCs went out, none are up for sale yet, so that 1,372,424 isn't an inflated figure bloated by the sale of used books. Of course, if that were the bloated number, then I'd have much to cry about.


Blogger JD Rhoades said...

Amazon rankings aren't a good indicia of actual sales. They'll break your heart. Don't go there.

July 07, 2007 3:19 PM  
Blogger Steven said...

Aw, I know about the rankings being pretty useless, but I do think there is a tiny bit of utility in them - If I did jump a million points in the standings, it would tell me something - I might have sold a dozen copies. If I can break the top 10k and stay there a while, I probably will be all right. It's a tiny sample of all sales, but it is a sample.

Highest I've ever been - 1,274.

July 07, 2007 11:04 PM  

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