So Amazon came out with their new Author Rank system and alerted all of us about it with an email of breathless excitement. Yippee! As an overall author, it appears I am currently somewhere around 150,000, though recently I was up there in the 110,000’s! 56,604 when filtered down to Kindle Ebooks and 22,606 filtered further down to Kindle Ebooks Fiction
Breaking it down, though, under Literary Fiction I’m currently 4,031 after having been 3,293 only a couple of weeks ago
In Science Fiction, they’ve got me pegged at 1,764, dropping precipitously from 1,212 only two days ago
I’m 3,187 in Horror after achieving a high of 1,598 last week
There seems to be a lot of volatility, as usual, with their rankings. A sale of one or two copies can send you skyrocketing in the system.
I’m also somehow 3,893 in Thrillers although I have nothing in that category, as far as I know
My conclusion? What a waste of data processing …