Link of the Week – Amazon and Third-party Booksellers

May 23, 2017

Why does it seem like Amazon is anti-author? Here is an interesting link to news from The Author’s Guild that reports on Amazon’s newest policy allowing third-party booksellers to claim featured “buy boxes” and how this can potentially hurt publishers and authors.

https://www.authorsguild.org/industry-advocacy/amazons-taking-another-bite-publishing-pie/


Link of the Week – Sales Rank Express

March 3, 2015

pixabay rf graph-163509_1280This is great for the indie author. Sales Rank Express offers visitors an up-to-the-second snapshot of a book’s Amazon ranking. But this isn’t the same as other ranking sites, it’s easier. Plug in the author, title, ASIN or ISBN to view a book’s ranking…and other data. It will  show  reviews, any different versions of the book, its release date, other books it might pair with, how many minutes long it is in its audio format, pricing, and more. You can even track its progress! Did I mention that it will do this for titles released internationally? Check it out, root around, have fun.

http://www.salesrankexpress.com/


Link of the Week – NovelRank

July 17, 2012

Got books for sale through Amazon? Do you regularly check your sales ranking?

NovelRank is a free site that can track the rankings of both digital and print sales in real-time. And not just the U.S., but through all Amazon outlets. The site will even provide you a look at how your books’ ranking compare with each other in a colored-coded chart.

http://www.novelrank.com/

Pretty cool. Check it out.