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Visualizing Amazon: Best Sellers

ALLi Watchdog Examines The Amazon Publishing Effect On The Book Bestseller Charts

Beginning in the last half of 2016, many indie authors reported sharp declines in their Amazon sales. Some wonder if a global slump in sales could be to blame, while others point to the rise of Amazon’s imprints as a possible cause. More than a possible cause: I’ve heard authors express absolute certainty that Amazon […]

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Amazon Sales Rank: Taming the Algorithm

Confused by the behavior of Amazon’s sales rank? John Doppler takes the mystery out of this frequently misunderstood feature. We’re all familiar with Amazon’s sales rank, those tantalizing numbers that have driven authors to obsessively revisit their pages over and over in hopes of seeing their book climb through the ranks. Yet, as a closely […]

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How to Reach More Readers by Harnessing Retailers’ Algorithms

The self-published British sci-fi novelist Simon Denman has drawn on his own experience from launching his bestselling sci-fi novelĀ “Connected” to deduce valuable advice how to harness and benefit from the algorithms used by Amazon and other influential sites to determine your book’s visibility and sales reach. Most authors I know enjoy marketing about as much […]

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