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4Jan/110

How meaningful a metric is your book’s Amazon sales rank?

images.jpgThat’s the title of an article by author Alan Baxter. You can find the full text on his website.

Ah yes, the Amazon Sales Rank: that addictive bit of eye candy that can lift an author’s spirits into the stratosphere one day and hurl him down onto the rocks the next. In all likelihood neither reaction is truly justified, because a book’s Amazon Sales Rank is a temporary, relative thing, and does not mean what many authors think it does. If you want to get to the bottom of what your book’s ASR means, you might start by thinking about what the ASR does not mean.

4Jan/110

Canadians rank among most enthusiastic web users|Lastest Ebook News]

Canadians rank among most enthusiastic web users
There aren't many theories as to why exactly, but Canadians rank among the most enthusiastic users of the web and all its various offshoots. The Canadian Press talked to a few of the Internet's biggest properties about what Canadians are doing online.
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