here. It's a group project by the BBT Cafe authors. You can read more about it at her Blog Book Tours blog. This month, if she's hearing any voices, they are speaking in numerals.
What fascinates her most are the online reports she sees at Amazon showing the progress of not only book sales, but also how the online promotion is impacting the book's Amazon ranking. These statistics show up right on the product page, as does the ranking in various Top 100 lists. On day #3 of the Corner Cafe blog book tour, the ranking went from #100,654 to #19,118. Quite an improvement with some online promotion to create noise! Who says blog book tours and sharing on social networks doesn't work?
Thirty years ago, we wouldn't have had statistics like this at our fingertips from hour to hour. Now, thanks to technology and the Internet, we have the information literally at our fingertips. We have also leveled the playing field with big publishers, and have an opportunity to sell books without going through the glacially slow production and payment schedules of the traditional publishing world. Is it a good thing? Dani is still busy tracking statistics. She certainly thinks it's different and exciting. But the bottom line is the same as it ever was, and the goal is to sell books. We'll see when the blog book tour ends on June 29, just what the results of all this technological effort are.
Angel Sometimes, is tracking. Oh, look, it's ranked #67,358 in Paid Kindle Books! Why not link over and read the first chapter? It's a great example of a strong first chapter, the kind that pulls you into the book and won't let you put it down.
Have you tracked your e-book sales during a promotion? Did the numbers help you tweak your promotion in ways that helped sales? Did you get totally hooked on statistics? Leave us your tips and thoughts in a comment!