Tuesday, October 16, 2012

What to Make of Author Rankings on Amazon

As if we didn’t have enough things to make us crazy, Amazon has come up with a new one—Amazon Author Rank. This is different from the “sales” rank for individual books on individual platforms. The new ranking compiles all your books sold on Amazon—Kindle, hardcopy and multiple titles combined.
You can access this new ranking on your Author Central Page. A new tab, “Rank” appears right next to the old “Sales Info” tab. Click on that and you’ll see how you rank from Amazon’s perspective. As with anything Amazon, it changes hourly and with sweeping changes. 

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Happy Birthday Indies Unlimited

Happy Birthday to Indies Unlimited! 

We are celebrating our 1st birthday today. A big thank you to Stephen Hise, it was your brainchild that led to what today is one of the best sites for Indie Authors and Readers.

I was lucky enough to be invited on board in February, just a couple of months after its inception. It was a daunting task, contributing on a weekly basis, you know, like with deadlines and everything, but I have survived thus far.

What is Indies Unlimited you ask?

Only the finest collection of authors that help other authors. The writing is superb and the tutorials are priceless. Each author brings their talent, knowledge and experience and shares their secrets to what have made them successful.

 I've been touched on more than one occasion by the responses that I've received from our readers.

A while back one reader left this comment following one of my posts, " ... I've spent a lot of time on IU laughing or getting new ideas or learning new skills but this is the first time I've actually had a lump in my throat while reading an article."

I've gotten more out of Indies Unlimited than what I have contributed, but I'll keep trying every week. If you haven't checked them out yet, go there now, you won't be disappointed.


is the author of the Kindle #1 Bestselling novel, The Card, and a weekly contributing author for Indies Unlimited.