Sunday, January 18, 2015

Wild Marauders MC Amazon Best Seller

Well, for at least a minute. I've never been one to follow stuff like that but I found myself there yesterday just because I had nothing else to do. It was a play day for me and I'd taken my granddaughter to see Into the Woods, and out to dinner. By the way, Into the Woods is a good movie! A little too long, though.
Anyway, Wild Marauders MC was ranked #66 on Amazon's best sellers list for erotica romance! Then it quickly dropped to #71, and this morning it's #90. If I'd checked earlier, like when it first came out, it might have even been ranked higher. How cool is that?

Do I have the right to say I'm a best selling author? It seems almost everyone is today. At least according to the covers of their books. What defines a best selling author? According to Wikipedia "Best-selling" refers to the estimated number of copies sold of all fiction books written or co-written by an author.

Another article I found when I was looking up the definition of an Amazon best selling author was in the Warner Coaching Newsletter. Interesting article. According to them, Amazon's list is based on sales from its own site, which we all know they update every hour. So authors can claim they are Amazon bestsellers, but for only a short time.

Still not sure, so I looked up the meaning of best seller in the dictionary. Plain and simple it reads: a book having the largest sales during a given period, or any product among those of its kind selling well at a given time.

Okay, there are a lot of best sellers list out there, and yes, Amazon's list is included in that. There are a lot, and I mean a lot of authors out there claiming to be best sellers. If they made Amazon's list then they were at one point, for at least a minute:)


Should those authors be able to put best selling author on the covers of their books? I think that's open for debate.

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