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Kindle rankings

Charles EP M.

Well-known member
Published by SLP
That's a big leap!

AND THE DRUM BEATS AGAIN

Meanwhile over on the American charts, Night Over the Bosporos is about 15 places higher on Steampunk charts than Alternate History. We might want to put some other applicable stuff there too, see if that gets a boost.
Battle over Britain was at 91 in Steampunk Fiction this morning and only 126 in Alternate History.
I have no idea how Amazon work these numbers out, especially seeing as the three categories you can see for the books keep changing.
I dunno how Amazon figuires the categories it shows out, but I do know you can email Amazon and ask what categories you're in & can the book be added to some. (I've done that w/ self-published books recently.)
 

Tabac Iberez

Impetious
Published by SLP
I dunno how Amazon figuires the categories it shows out, but I do know you can email Amazon and ask what categories you're in & can the book be added to some. (I've done that w/ self-published books recently.)
I think the big thing is that Alternate History is more saturated with semiprofessional material than Steampunk is. When you go to the Steampunk stuff, there's a lot fewer entrants, and most of the entrants have very poor design, so we have them beat. Alternate History, however, tends to have a lot more decently put together covers, and more importantly just a lot of crap that should not be there that eats ranking space.
 

George Kearton

Well-known member
Published by SLP
That's a big leap!

AND THE DRUM BEATS AGAIN




I dunno how Amazon figuires the categories it shows out, but I do know you can email Amazon and ask what categories you're in & can the book be added to some. (I've done that w/ self-published books recently.)
Changing the categories may well have to be done by Tom..
 

George Kearton

Well-known member
Published by SLP
I think the big thing is that Alternate History is more saturated with semiprofessional material than Steampunk is. When you go to the Steampunk stuff, there's a lot fewer entrants, and most of the entrants have very poor design, so we have them beat. Alternate History, however, tends to have a lot more decently put together covers, and more importantly just a lot of crap that should not be there that eats ranking space.
Certainly the "Sharpe" books should NOT be in the AH listings...
 

Tabac Iberez

Impetious
Published by SLP
How the heck did THAT happen???
Amazon can't sort for shit. I was fighting good 'ol Victor Hugo for spots on the NA charts when A Century Turns came out, and right now we're fighting off collections of Spanish literature, mythological romance, Traditional Chinese Something, and most importantly our traditional nemesis- another new translation of The Hunchback of Notre Dame.