It’s been ten days now since I released my new book, Taurus Money Horoscope as a Kindle e-book available exclusively from Amazon.com.
While I’ve written a published a lot of books before, including a number of e-book titles, this was a new experience for me, since it’s the first time that I’ve used the Kindle publishing platform.
So I wasn’t really sure what to expect.
I knew, of course, that Amazon has enormous marketing clout, and I was looking forward to seeing how they would tack the progress of new book when it was first offered to the public.
But I have to admit that I was surprised when I went to the Amazon website over the weekend and noticed that Taurus Money Horoscope was listed as a “hot new release”:
Needless to say, I was glad to see the book getting the attention. But I was even more surprised when I took a look at Amazon’s list of best-sellers in the astrology category for Kindle books:
Although Amazon said it was a list of the top 100 titles, I never got past the first page of the list, since Taurus Money Horoscope had popped onto the list in the Number Nine spot!
I was quite happy to see that attention and ranking, and quite grateful, too, for everyone who has taken time to download a copy of Taurus Money Horoscope from Amazon– especially those who have also posted five-star reviews of the new book!
But there’s just one other thing. Although I’m really proud of this Number 9 ranking on Amazon, the whole experience has gotten me thinking– what will it take to hit the Number 1 spot?
I hadn’t really aspired to having a Number 1 Best Seller before, but I have to admit that since I’ve started thinking about it, the whole idea is pretty appealing.
That’s especially true, of course, because it now seems like an attainable goal, even though rankings on Amazon are extremely unstable– they’re updated nearly constantly depending on the sales and reviews that come in, so it’s possible to be in the Top 10 now and then not even hit the Top 25 a few hours later.
Even so, I’d like your help.
If you haven’t already gotten a copy of Taurus Money Horoscope from the Amazon Kindle store, take a minute to do so. And if you like what you read, be sure to post a review on Amazon, too! Every 5-star rating helps attract new readers, and more readers are what it will take to hit the Number 1 spot.
I’ll keep checking the ranking during the next few days, and will keep you posted on how it all turns out!