Instead I’m putting off sleep to check email, catch up on the latest goings-on in the news, and check the rankings one more time. I woke this morning to find a note from Erica on my desk which suggested I check my mail. She sent an screenshot of my Amazon sales rank from around 2 AM. My book sat at 30,621.
Now, it’s been pointed out that the Amazon rankings are really fickle and that I shouldn’t get that excited about it. I google around to find an explanation of how those rankings are determined. One site suggested a book would need to sell around 3k copies a day to be in the top 10. Five-figure rankings suggest 4 to 5 copies a week. Considering the rank was in the millions over a month ago and practically not selling at all, I can live with 4 to 5 copies a week.
One interesting thing Erica pointed out to me, though, is that while the book club exposure has helped, it wasn’t until I left a copy of the book at a bar in Philadelphia last month that the ranking really started to climb. It could be a coincidence but, then again, I don’t really believe in coincidences. So, if the person who picked up the book at Kung Fu Necktie last month happens to be reading this, please let me know. I’d love to know how far that book has traveled.
And now, to bed with me. More soon.