Well, this is bizarre. And it's not what you think. I can assure you, it's not what I was thinking.
For a quick background recap, though: as people here may have heard, perhaps offhandedly, I’ve been doing a bunch of promotions this week with the book The Wild Roses. And in conjunction with them, I put the book on sale and dropped the price to $0.99. I had a fairly good day over the weekend – not massive sales at all, but its ranking jumped, as I mentioned, from about #90,000 to #3,330. That’s paltry in the Real World, but still the leap was nice. My hope was to get on a “Hot List,” which are bestsellers for new books. Alas, the only eligible books for that are ones on sale for 30 days or less, and it’s a few days past that. Literally, 31 days. Sigh.
But then last night, I saw something on the Amazon book page and thought, “Wait, no, that’s not possible,” so I clicked on the link.
This is the page for Amazon Bestsellers in the Kindle ebook category of Women’s Fiction –
Excuse me for being bewildered, but...Good lord!! The book is freaking number #70. Not on the new book Hot List – but…overall!
Too, too, too bizarre. I’m not complaining, mind you.
Whether it plummets after the promotions end, or whether it can build on this as a foundation, I'll find out soon enough. The $0.99 promotion lasts through this Friday, so we'll see. But at the very least, as King Arthur sings in Camelot -- for one brief shining moment...
Robert J. Elisberg is a political commentator, screenwriter, novelist, tech writer and also some other things that I just tend to keep forgetting.
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