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:)