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Kindle rankings

George Kearton

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Published by SLP
Interesting times......

Amazon UK, as at 10.55am, Friday 29th November

Kindle AH bestsellers
Drake's Drum: The Reckoning #36
The Battle Over Britain #70
The Year of The Prince #98

Kindle AH new releases
The Longest Road #11
The Maltese Defence #28
CSA All The Way #29
 

Jared

Voldemort jnr
Published by SLP
Location
Over the rainbow
Interestingly, Walking Through Dreams doesn't appear anywhere on the alternative history category at all, since Amazon's mysterious algorithms have decided that it's American literature, subgenre Native American literature.

I'm not sure how exactly an algorithm decided that an alternate history novel set in Australia is a Native American novel - maybe the word indigenous confused them.

Does anyone have any experience in how to persuade Amazon to list something in remotely the right category?
 

George Kearton

Well-known member
Published by SLP
Interestingly, Walking Through Dreams doesn't appear anywhere on the alternative history category at all, since Amazon's mysterious algorithms have decided that it's American literature, subgenre Native American literature.

I'm not sure how exactly an algorithm decided that an alternate history novel set in Australia is a Native American novel - maybe the word indigenous confused them.

Does anyone have any experience in how to persuade Amazon to list something in remotely the right category?
If only......
There is also the on going issue of the "Sharpe" novels being included in AH....
I'll try to include Walking Through Dreams in my daily Kindle updates.
 

George Kearton

Well-known member
Published by SLP
Amazon UK, as at 11.15am, Saturday 30th November:

Kindle AH bestsellers
Drake's Drum: The Reckoning #49
The Year of The Prince #82

Kindle AH new releases
Walking Through Dreams #9
The Longest Road #17
CSA All The Way #29
The Maltese Defence #31

For authors - I'll update on discount effects in that thread later today....
 

Jared

Voldemort jnr
Published by SLP
Location
Over the rainbow
For amusement value only, Walking Through Dreams is currently ranked as #34 in Native American Literature. I think that's because there aren't many books in that category - and I think about half of the books that are there are as miscategorised as my book is.
 

Thande

I could not fail to disagree with you less
Published by SLP
For amusement value only, Walking Through Dreams is currently ranked as #34 in Native American Literature. I think that's because there aren't many books in that category - and I think about half of the books that are there are as miscategorised as my book is.
Given Skinny's and David's posts about how half the 'alternate history' category on Amazone is just Sharpe novels, I think that's true of a lot of genres.
 

George Kearton

Well-known member
Published by SLP
Amazon UK, as at 10.35am, Monday 2nd December

Kindle AH bestsellers
Drake's Drum: The Reckoning #55

Kindle AH new releases
Walking Through Dreams #13
The Maltese Defence #20
The Longest Road #21
 

George Kearton

Well-known member
Published by SLP
Amazon UK, as at 10.50am, Tuesday 3rd December

Kindle AH bestsellers
Drake's Drum: The Reckoning #57

Kindle AH new releases
The Longest Road #11
Walking Through Dreams #15
The Maltese Defence #23
 

George Kearton

Well-known member
Published by SLP
Amazon UK, as at 10.30am, Wednesday 4th December

Kindle AH bestsellers
Drake's Drum: The Reckoning #67

Kindle AH new releases
The Longest Road #20
Walking Through Dreams #21
The Maltese Defence #28
 

George Kearton

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Published by SLP
Amazon UK, as at 10.30am, Thursday 5th December

Kindle AH bestsellers
Drake's Drum: The Reckoning #70
Drake's Drum: The Peace of Amiens #71

Kindle AH new releases
The Longest Road #14
Walking Through Dreams #27
The Maltese Defence #34
 

George Kearton

Well-known member
Published by SLP
Amazon UK, as at 10.50am, Friday 6th December

Kindle AH bestsellers
Drake's Drum: The Reckoning #66

Kindle AH new releases
The Longest Road #21
Walking Through Dreams #29
The Maltese Defence #37
 

Jared

Voldemort jnr
Published by SLP
Location
Over the rainbow
For interest, I've been looking at Amazon Australia's sales figures. These are their figures as at 5:43am (EDST), 8 December:

Kindle AH bestsellers
Darke's Drum: The Reckoning #96

Kindle AH new releases
Drake's Drum: The Reckoning #16
Walking Through Dreams #34

(Amazon Oz keep their new releases on the charts for longer than a month).
 

George Kearton

Well-known member
Published by SLP
For interest, I've been looking at Amazon Australia's sales figures. These are their figures as at 5:43am (EDST), 8 December:

Kindle AH bestsellers
Darke's Drum: The Reckoning #96

Kindle AH new releases
Drake's Drum: The Reckoning #16
Walking Through Dreams #34

(Amazon Oz keep their new releases on the charts for longer than a month).
Is "The Longest Road" not there? It's #25 in UK new releases - what is its Aus
 

Jared

Voldemort jnr
Published by SLP
Location
Over the rainbow
Is "The Longest Road" not there? It's #25 in UK new releases - what is its Aus
It doesn't even seem to have a sales rank on the Oz site at all. I just checked "The Maltese Defence" and it's the same - no sales rank at all.

Either they're not listed on the Australian site (possible) or more likely, potential buyers are redirected to the UK or US sites even if they're listed in the Australian site.
 

George Kearton

Well-known member
Published by SLP
It doesn't even seem to have a sales rank on the Oz site at all. I just checked "The Maltese Defence" and it's the same - no sales rank at all.

Either they're not listed on the Australian site (possible) or more likely, potential buyers are redirected to the UK or US sites even if they're listed in the Australian site.
It is on the Australian site so let's hope your redirection belief is correct....