Tuesday, November 10, 2009

On checking Amazon sales rankings

"...he found himself checking Amazon every ten minutes or so to see how his crossword books were selling. They always had depressing numbers like 673,082 or 822,457. Once his latest had made it up to 9,326. It had given him a happy afternoon, until he logged on before going to bed and found it at 787,333." - Audrey Niffenegger, Her Fearful Symmetry, p. 49


( jason ) said...

So, do you find yourself doing this sometimes?

Al Hsu said...

When my books first came out; not recently since they're all old now. I mostly posted this for the authors I work with, since every new author does this.