Cracking the Amazon Algorithms
Our friend Joanna Penn recently took a look at a book by David Gaughran called ’Let’s Get Visible: How to get noticed and sell more books.’
Joanna is a savvy indie book-marketer; when she recommends something, I believe it’s worth checking out — so check it out. But I wanted to also highlight a couple of the points she summarizes on her blog regarding Amazon’s algorithm:
* Amazon algorithms behave differently for different sales charts and territories (and a smart author can make use of “the differences between the Sales Rank, the Recommendation Engine, Bestseller Lists, Popularity lists, Top-Rated in Categories, Hot New Releases, Movers & Shakers and all the other ways you can target the lists and prime the sales pump.”)
* A big initial spike in sales after your book launch can be bad for long-term sales.Read More...