What Do Amazon Rankings Mean to Authors?

Richard Mabry

It’s right there on Amazon, buried in the fine print about a book, along with the name of the publisher, number of pages, and all the stuff most people don’t notice: the Amazon rank. Chances are that when you are looking for a book to purchase, you pay no attention at all to it. But if you’re a published author, and it’s your book, it’s a whole different ball game. You might check the rank frequently, sometimes every day. But what does it mean?

Source: http://www.rachellegardner.com/2010/10/what-do-amazon-rankings-mean-to-authors/


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One response to “What Do Amazon Rankings Mean to Authors?”

  1. Dick Rice says :

    Most rankings of this sort are only proximate, and can not give a full account of worth. But, I must say, when I found my book had a five star rating, I was very pleased. This elation was short lived when I noticed it was based on only five people. Nonetheless, much older books of high regard were never able to reach the Amazon five star rank.

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