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Black Sheep now has a sales rank on Amazon. #183,200, apparently.

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Well, yeah.

I guess that means that one hundred and eighty three thousand and two hundred books sold more copies* than mine yesterday--which, y'know, seems like some kind of number you can pretty much ignore. But who cares? What it means is that I at least sold a copy of the book.

(Look, I've never had a novel published before. Posts like these are going to happen. I have a new and shiny toy and it will remain shiny, even after those who dislike me buy copies of the book and read it to either, a) hate me more, or b) write snarky blog posts (or reviews) about how shit the book is. Until then, you'll have to put up with me going, 'I have a book now, what new tricks does it do?')




* Or went onto wish lists. Does a wish list alter this thing?

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bodhichitta0
May. 24th, 2006 02:35 am (UTC)
What I've always wanted to know is what book really is at the very bottom of ALL the books amazon lists. I totally have a morbid curiousity about it. Like what book is 10,875,902 in amazon sales rank? Or should it be anti-sales rank at that point? :D

P.S. I don't think wish list effects. And I am going to pre-order, just so I don't forget. That time of year gets insane for me and that way I won't have to remember. Though I am sure of course, I will see the occasional post reminding me. ;-)
benpeek
May. 24th, 2006 02:45 am (UTC)
i think the bottom is for people who haven't sold anything. like the NONE and NONE on the sales rank... though i've nor eal idea where the bottom of the numbers is.

there will, of course, be reminders through this blog. how could there not be?
speshal_k
May. 24th, 2006 07:40 am (UTC)
It'd be a bit sucky to have a book with NONE as the sale rank!
sonanova
May. 24th, 2006 02:46 am (UTC)
...good soundtrack.
benpeek
May. 24th, 2006 02:49 am (UTC)
skunk ananasie were a bit hit and miss for me, but i do dig the STOOSH album, and this track, which is actually from the STRANGE DAYS album.
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mastadge
May. 24th, 2006 03:32 am (UTC)
Yes, you've sold at least one copy.
benpeek
May. 24th, 2006 03:39 am (UTC)
kick ass :)
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kazzibee
May. 24th, 2006 04:32 am (UTC)
woo hoo! can i get it from a shop somewhere? or maybe you can send me my signed copy! :D
benpeek
May. 24th, 2006 04:39 am (UTC)
these questions can be answered sometime at the end of the year, when it is published ;)
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frogworth
May. 24th, 2006 05:30 am (UTC)
Excellent! To celebrate, I would like to share this discovery with you, from today's edition of Crikey:
Did you know that the word "dropkick" is short for "dropkick and punt", which is rhyming slang for your favourite word? Can't tell you how excited I was to discover this.
benpeek
May. 24th, 2006 05:35 am (UTC)
...yes. very good, peter. very good.

*looks to the left*

oh. look there. a horrible accident. i must go look.
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ratmmjess
May. 24th, 2006 08:53 am (UTC)
This way lies madness! Caring abour your Amazon sales ranking will only lead to obsessively checking it multiple times per day! Turn back, turn back!

*sigh*

Or maybe you're stronger than I am. In which case, never mind.
benpeek
May. 24th, 2006 11:30 am (UTC)
ohmygod--i'm at 73 thousand now!

heh.

nah, look, man, what does it mean, really? some people bought your book? i figure all that matters is if your publisher says, 'the print run is almost done.'

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ex_chrisbil
May. 24th, 2006 09:18 am (UTC)
From what I've heard, things like brushing your teeth anticlockwise while looking into two mirrors will affect your Amazon sales rank... but not actually buying a book.

It's weird!
benpeek
May. 24th, 2006 11:31 am (UTC)
well, you got that right there about the selling of books. there's no book to buy, so whatever voodoo economy dance is going on there, it doesn't need any kind of reality.
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