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Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Can't Figure It Out

Okay, I KNOW I shouldn't be looking at my Amazon rank for Hell's Belles, but I can't help it. And for the life of me, I just don't get it! Two weeks ago, I was about #150,000. Today I'm pushing #900,000. Dude, what's up with that?

I also have no idea what to do with my spiffy Amazon page. I'm open to suggestions!

Word to the wise: When coming up with book titles, original is better than sharing a name with other books, movies, bath products, clutch bags, rock group tribute bands, scooter clubs, car clubs...

Hell's Belles. Hell's Belles. Hell's Belles. ((giggle))

(Can you tell I'm not motivated to write today?)

11 Comments:

At 2:40 PM, Blogger Richelle said...

I believe it resets on a daily basis, not overall. The first few days mine came out, and I bugged my friends about it, I had a super stellar rating. But as the allure fades, it's shifting. So don't worry babe, it's all good

 
At 2:56 PM, Blogger Jackie said...

Daily basis? Gleep...

I know, it's stupid to check. And it's worse to ego-surf. But I. Can't. Help. It.

(Can I blame PMS?)

 
At 4:10 PM, Blogger Richelle said...

Pfft. Only if PMS stands for Promote MySelf. I Google myself every day.

Oh no...did I just say that out loud?

 
At 4:15 PM, Blogger Jackie said...

Careful. Too much googling can make your eyeballs dry...

 
At 5:32 PM, Blogger Naomi said...

Jackie - I've preordered my copy after a few months of lurking here. Should be with me in time for Christmas according to Amazon UK.

 
At 8:27 PM, Blogger Jackie said...

Naomi, THANK YOU! (Oooh, Amazon UK! A whole new Amazon for me to stress over!) And welcome out of lurkdom. :-)

 
At 12:12 PM, Blogger Michelle Rowen said...

Amazon is the devil.

If you're under 10K it will reset itself hourly.

 
At 10:06 PM, Blogger Jackie said...

((blink, blink))

HOURLY???

That's it. I'm renaming Abaddon in HELL'S BELLES to Amazon. Sheesh, talk about evil...

 
At 5:55 AM, Blogger Emma Petersen said...

If I was in your shoes I'd be doing the exact same thing. I preordered Hell's Belles so hope my contribution helps just a little!

 
At 8:38 AM, Blogger Jackie said...

SQUEE!

Thank you SO much, Emma!

 
At 8:28 AM, Blogger Jim C. Hines said...

Jackie,

You might want to check out http://www.fonerbooks.com/surfing.htm

Basically, Amazon changed their ranking system a few years back, weighting current sales much more than any long-term trends. A single pre-order of Goblin Quest bumps it from 800,000 (where it is currently) up to about 30,000 or 40,000. Over the next few weeks, it sinks right back down until someone else pre-orders.

 

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