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Amazon goes flop-bott.

April 10th, 2009 (03:26 pm)

I don’t know what Amazon is buggering around at at the moment but it seems that a hell of a lot of gay romances have had the “ratings” rank stripped from the description for some odd reason.  I knew it had happened to False Colors and Transgressions but then I went and looked at the Gay Romance best sellers and I couldn’t beleieve what I was seeing – who the hell were all these people?  Where was The Tin Star or G A Hauser’s books.  So I checked on the description pages for The Tin Star and My Fair Captain and lo and behold, they don’t have any ratings rank either, meaning that they won’t appear in any of the best sellers lists.

Frankly I think that it’s probably authors who worry about this kind of thing a lot more than readers, but it does give us some indication of how our books are doing.



Posted by: Plutonian #2 (moreteadk)
Posted at: April 10th, 2009 02:37 pm (UTC)

Could it be something like you can only stay on the list for a given amount of time? Sort of to give other books a chance to be in the lime light? I'll admit that it does give a false indication of what a 'bestseller list' is, but I could imagine that might be it.
Or maybe it's just a bug that will go away. Could be a simple screw-up somewhere.

Posted by: Chris Owen (chris_owen)
Posted at: April 10th, 2009 02:57 pm (UTC)

Nah, Tin Star and Bareback have been on the list for years and have gone poof. It's ... interesting.

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