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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: Steve (mroctober)
Posted at: April 10th, 2009 05:03 pm (UTC)

My books all have their ranking still. How weird.

Posted by: Mark R. Probst (markprobst)
Posted at: April 10th, 2009 07:45 pm (UTC)

Looking at your bibliography on your Amazon profile, it appears more than half your books have lost their rankings. It seems to be restricted to the "Gay & Lesbian" categories. Since "Vintage" was not in that category but rather the "teens" category it wasn't affected. Many other Lethe titles have been stripped too including "The Phoenix" and "Whistling in the Dark".


Posted by: Steve (mroctober)
Posted at: April 11th, 2009 01:52 pm (UTC)

Ahh, now I see it. Thanks, Mark. How curious. I wonder what happened.

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