Here’s a Brand New Feature from Amazon’s Author Central that’s just superfab fun and informative…
The October announcement from The Zon was as follows:
Announcing Amazon Author RankOctober 9, 2012 3:55 AM
Today we have added a new feature, Amazon Author Rank, the definitive list of best-selling authors on Amazon.com. This list makes it easy for readers to discover the best-selling authors on Amazon.com overall and within a selection of major genres.
Amazon Author Rank is your rank based on the sales of all of your books on Amazon.com. Just like Amazon Best Sellers, it is updated hourly. The top 100 authors overall and the top 100 in selected genres will be displayed on Amazon.com. You can see your Amazon Author Rank trended over time in Author Central.
You can find your Amazon Author Rank in Author Central under the Rank tab. Historical rank data is available from September 28, 2012.
We’re always interested in feedback, so please let us know what you think.
I just luuuvvv this new feature as it really helps me see exactly where I stand (taking into account my entire backlist) when compared to all authors on Amazon!
For example, I can see the relative effect of making Amazon’s Movers & Shakers List, when I sell 300-500 books per day of just one title (like I did on or around December 3rd), which put my Author Rank at a high (since stats are available from September 28, 2012) of #721.
My daily average Author Rank appears to now be between the 2000 – 2500 mark. I’m tickled with that. There are millions of authors on The Zon, right?
I also like that they’re adding this info, once you hit the Top 100 in select genres, right to your books’ Amazon Pages! I’ve seen it several times on my books’ pages now!
Anything to boost visibility and crank up your algorithm results is golden to me!
And yes, I’ve read all the whining about this new feature on several discussion boards, but I just don’t see how it can hurt anyone! How can any “free” extra boost you get from The Zon in their algorithms be a bad thing? What do y’all think?
The Best of Amazon Author Rank Wishes — D. D. Scott
D. D. Scott is an Amazon and Barnes and Noble Top 100 Bestselling Romantic Comedy and Humorous Mystery Author. She’s also a Writer’s Go-To-Gal for Muse Therapy and Indie Epublishing, the Co-Founder of The WG2E- The Writer’s Guide to E-Publishing, and the Founder of The RG2E – The Reader’s Guide to E-publishing. You can get all the scoop on her, her books, her Online Classes and Live Workshops, plus juicy tidbits too from her new cyber home…D. D. Scott-ville.