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How To Stay On Top As An Author In An Increasingly Competitive eBook World

Part 3: Sales Volume vs. Price While the sales ranking on amazon may not be equal to the number of sales, as the algorithm takes other points into consideration, such as at what time in the book’s lifecycle the sales occur, there’s evidence that the ranking is based on sales volume, NOT dollar value, as often assumed. The price of your book is irrelevant, as the ranking solely looks at the number of books sold. It…

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Debunking the Myth: The Amazon Algorithm

Part 2: Understanding Categories Categories are NOT part of the algorithm. But they do influence a book’s ranking. How’s that possible, you may ask? Well, there are categories where it’s easier to rank higher and categories where it’s really tough. Amazon doesn’t appear to discount a book’s success just because it’s in a smaller category; the retailer ‘rolls up’ its categories. And this is where a lot of authors make a huge mistake when placing…

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