Evolved Publishing let me, and the rest of the world, know that Down to Dirt had made the Amazon Kindle Top 100 Sellers list. This is a fleeting honor – Amazon updates many times a day and the standings can change dramatically over the course of an average day. But I’ve never made the top 100 before, so I feel pretty stoked about it.
It’s difficult to quantify the impact of something so simple as being in the top 100, even if only for a few hours. However fleeting, it draws the attention of readers. No doubt the readers who care enough to check out the top 100 sellers or look to the top 100 for ideas on what to read next make up a very small fraction of the total number who visit the Amazon site at any given moment. But. If a few curious people follow the link and reads the description and the sample pages, there’s a good chance at least one will be intrigued enough to buy their own copy. Then, with any luck at all, they’ll like it enough to tell their friends about it, or mention it in social media, or – the holy grail for writers – post a review.
A reader’s review – one reader telling other honestly what she liked (or didn’t like) about a novel – has a greater impact on whether other people read the novel than any other single factor. So, yes, while #85 may not be impressive in the scheme of things, and even though the honor is fleeting, it’s still something I am – as I noted before – pretty stoked about.
To quote Evolved’s post:
Check out our latest Amazon TOP 100 offering: Down to Dirt by Kevin Killiany. This YA Science Fiction is a winner, as predicted by one prominent author:
“Down to Dirt is YA hard science fiction with an attitude, full of technical details as engaging as the characters. I was immediately drawn into the story.” ~ Kevin J. Anderson, New York Times bestselling author of Eternity’s Mind
Amazon Best Sellers Rank:
#85 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Science Fiction > Hard Science Fiction
#110 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Teen & Young Adult > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Science Fiction
#128 in Books > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Science Fiction > Hard Science Fiction
Grab yours today! ~ Down to Dirt on Amazon