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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: lee_rowan (lee_rowan)
Posted at: April 10th, 2009 09:29 pm (UTC)

The vanishing reviews were part of an overall glitch caused by updates, and I'll bet this is part of the same thing. The timing is about as bad as it could be, but they do put a whole batch of new books up the first week of most months, and I know the new Perseus books went in...

My own books almost NEVER show up in Gay Romance when they're first put into print - it's very irritating that that now-available sales bump never shows up. But since we know they're fooling around with the system I'm more inclined to believe it's a glitch in a program than a pogrom in the category.

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