This is going to be a quick post. First, I think if anyone has laid their eyes on the internet yesterday the hot item was the sales reporting Hugh Howey wrote for Author Earnings.There were so many people clamoring for the information that the site crashed so Joe Konrath re-posted it on his site.
This is what I posted on Google Plus early this morning:
What a day yesterday. If you were in a cave without wifi, this is what went down. Hugh Howey posted a bombshell report on Author Earnings. Such a bombshell that the site went down. Joe Konrath re-posted it on his site for those that didn’t get it before the crash. Theresa Ragan, whose site is linked in the article by Hugh, has a great Sales Ranking Chart on her site. As the algorithms changes every few months, she updates the parameters and links it to her navigation bar on her site. Go read this article if you haven’t yet! Author Earnings
And the gold in the metadata is a quote from Hugh:
This data provided one piece of a complex puzzle. The rest of the puzzle hit my inbox with a mighty thud last week. I received an email from an author with advanced coding skills who had created a software program that can crawl online bestseller lists and grab mountains of data. All of this data is public—it’s online for anyone to see—but until now it’s been extremely difficult to gather, aggregate, and organize. This program, however, is able to do in a day what would take hundreds of volunteers with web browsers and pencils a week to accomplish. The first run grabbed data on nearly 7,000 e-books from several bestselling genre categories on Amazon. Subsequent runs have looked at data for 50,000 titles across all genres.
I want you to hit all of the links but one link that Hugh included was this wonderful little sales ranking tool here.
Look at the feeds on Twitter and you will see what conversations are transpiring. Rapid fire and it’s exhilarating!