Thursday, April 21, 2011

Amazon Sales Ranking

I can only tell you what I know. I know that I was selling between 450 and 550 ebooks a day on Amazon when I got as low as #65 on the top 100 bestsellers on Amazon.com. I was hovering around #130 when selling 250 books a day.

A Knight in Central Park was released on Amazon on 3/18/11 and is ranked 172 as of today (4/21) and I sold 250 books yesterday (4/20).

Return of the Rose was released on 3/2/11 and is ranked at #1,667 as of today (4/21) and sold over 50 yesterday (4/20).

I tend to make the majority of my sales after 5 PM each day and on the weekends.

Let me know if you have any questions! I have to go get my hair cut, but later on today I plan to talk about how many books I've sold at B&N. :)

Theresa

10 comments:

Bev Pettersen said...

Yay, Theresa. Those numbers are fabulous and well deserved. I have both books on my Kindle--just need to find some reading time. Thanks for sharing the numbers and keep on climbing. Yahoo for you!

Amanda Brice said...

Wow, thanks for the glimpse into how it works. It's fascinating!

Edie Ramer said...

Congratulations on your sales! This month, I've been averaging 70 sales a day on Amazon, and I was feeling good about it. I'd love to make your numbers and will just have to try harder.

Theresa Ragan said...

Thanks, Bev and Amanda! It is sort of fascinating since this is all so new... I will keep everyone updated so we can see the ups and downs of rankings.

Theresa Ragan said...

Edie, 70 sales is awesome! Congratulations to you! Have you been doing blog tours? I heard those help. I just returned from a long trip, but I'm planning on doing a blog tour in the middle of May. I'll let you know how that goes, too.

MaryC said...

Hey Theresa,
Thanks so much for sharing the details of your journey. I have both books on my nook but for some reason Knight in Central Park keeps giving me an error message. Probably has to do with trying to open it on my iPad first. That always causes problems. I'll have to reload it.
Didn't mean to get sidetracked by that. Really just wanted to congratulate you on taking this step and wish you luck!

Theresa Ragan said...

Mary, thanks for stopping by and commenting! Dang it all...about having to reload the book! Does that happen often? I mean, has it happened to you with other books? I don't have a nook...just a kindle, so I don't know. I don't have an iPad either! Sounds like you have all the fun gadgets! I hope it works out...otherwise, I owe you a book! :) Thanks for the congrats and the luck. I think LUCK has a lot to do with it!

MaryC said...

It does happen sadly. The curse of too many gadgets, I think. ;) Actually it's a conflict between Apple and B&N. Apple wants books to open in iBooks. If I've opened something on my nook first, it opens in the nook app on my iPad but if I try to open it on iPad first - error message.
No worries though, I reloaded it and it's all there.

Edie Ramer said...

Theresa, I'm thrilled with my progress. Of course I want to sell more, but each month I'm doing better.

I'm not doing blog tours with other writers unless I'm asked by a friend - I don't say no! lol I decided that I'd rather focus on readers instead of writers. I know I don't have as much time to read as I used to. I'm contacting book bloggers instead, and I have been doing interviews and giveaways with them.

Theresa Ragan said...

That's great, Edie. I've heard rumors that it can take up to six months before sales start spiking...who knows? I'm sure it's different for every author. I don't know if blog tours help, but I do know that within 24 hours after my book was displayed as a Bargain Book on Pixel of Ink, sales spiked dramatically.