I now have three separate Amazon Author Central profiles — one for my fiction books, one for my non-fiction books, and one “placeholder” for my works-in-progress children’s picture books. (My YA short story is “holding” this third Amazon Author Central profile.)
To learn why I did this — click here to read my Ask PZM August guest post at author Joylene Butler’s blog.
You can see the three different profiles at:
David Gaughran’s informative May 2013 book LET’S GET VISIBLE recommends a blog post by Phoenix Sullivan written in August 2012. Apparently the post is still correct about Amazon algorithms in regards to the popularity and bestseller lists.
This blog post is the most succinct explanation of the popularity and bestseller lists that I have read. Of particular note is that the popularity list rank does not display anywhere except in the list itself while the bestseller rank is the rank found on a book’s product page.
Read Sullivan’s entire Amazon algorithm post now.
P.S. If you read dystopian fiction, I hope you will check out my work-in-progress — THE MOTHER SIEGE — on Wattpad. Click on the dropdown table of contents to read the short chapters published so far.
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Phyllis Zimbler Miller is the author of fiction and nonfiction books/ebooks, including TOP TIPS FOR HOW TO PUBLISH AND MARKET YOUR BOOK IN THE AGE OF AMAZON and the romantic suspense spy thriller CIA FALL GUY.