Says Laurie McAndish King:

One Surprising Thing I’ve Learned about Amazon “Best Seller” Rankings

I just launched my new collection of travel stories, Your Crocodile has Arrived: More True Stories from a Curious Traveler, and discovered that Amazon’s algorithm for determining “Best Seller” status is much more complicated than I had realized. In addition to actual sales, it takes into account things like customer reviews and even clicks on the book’s page. (By the way, there are companies that will, for a fee, tweet about your book and provide clicks to your Amazon page. I’m not using them—yet—for Crocodile.)

What this means is that BATW members can help each other by simply visiting each others’ Amazon pages. That said, I’d really appreciate it if you’d visit my book’s page. Thanks in advance!

For your edification and amusement, here’s a view of Crocodile‘s “Best Seller” status for its first ten days.