Sadie at ExtremelyGraphic blog does a very good job of explaining the mystifying disappearing Amazon sales rankings for certain titles. But here’s an example of what it does to one of our local authors. Jaci Burton has had her books “delisted”, and she explains what this can mean to her sales.
Jaci said, “For those who don’t understand what it means, let me explain. The sales # associated with a book is no great shakes. It’s just that that sales # affects a book’s visibility on the various Amazon bestseller lists (of which there are many), and the “If you like ___, then you’ll like ____” comparison, which also increases a book’s visibility. ”
So when you are delisted you don’t come up on these bestseller lists, even if you are a Bestseller.
Perhaps it’s time to try some other online book sellers, how about Powells. And I’m sure if Jaci’s books are delisted there are other Oklahoma authors that have been delisted also. Apparently all the tweeting
has caused Amazon to re-think this silliness.