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Nov. 30, 2022

In this issue:
  • Amazon Rankings
  • The View from Here sale reminder
  • Book Promos : New release poetry book and a 99 cent sci-fi book
  • Cartoons

Hi <<First Name>>,
Making it to #1 or #10 or … ?
Whatever ranking you want to hit on the Amazon book charts, you have to sell a lot of books, unless …
Unless I wrote a Sci-fi Kindle eBook based on the TV show Dr. Who.
Yeah. Like there’s a category for that.
There is:
Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Science Fiction > TV, Movie, Video Game Adaptations > Doctor Who
If my book was in that category—which it is not—I wouldn’t have to sell a lot of books to be #1.
So, how many?
You should write that one then.
There are 400 already written.
Here is the breakdown of what I need to sell to be in the top ten or the #1 spot in my book categories:
  Sales to #1 Sales to #10
Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Science Fiction & Fantasy
3310 1167
Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Science Fiction & Fantasy
> Science Fiction
3310 233
Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Science Fiction & Fantasy
> Science Fiction > Adventure
1394 120
Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Science Fiction & Fantasy
> Science Fiction > First Contact
1182 94
Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Science Fiction & Fantasy
> Science Fiction > Space Exploration
166 24

As you can see, I would need to sell 3310 copies to reach that top spot. Now, If I sold 24, I'd be in the top 10 in the Space Exploration category.

Other than vanity and bragging rights, the higher a book is on the charts, the more chance it has to be promoted because it is making Amazon money and the one thing Amazon likes is making money.
You like making money.
Yes. Yes I do.
Then you are just like Ama
Hey! Careful now.

Sale begins Thursday morning 5:00 PST / 8:00 GMT (US/UK markets)


Why only US and UK? Those are the only markets Amazon allows sales to be run and I know it isn't fair. If I set a sale price of 99 cents, it should be that everywhere. But, I can lower the prices in all other countries. I dropped the price as low as I could go in Canada and Australia ($2.99 and $3.99).

If you are elsewhere and you want to buy it, email me right away and I'll do the same in your country. It may take up to 72 hours to update.

If you see it on social media (you are following me, right?), like, RT, or share as you wish!


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Reads From StoryOrigin and BookFunnel: 

StoryOrigin and BookFunnel allows authors to advertise their books to each other's audience. I hope you have been able to discover a new favorite! 

Featured Author: Dean Wilson

USA Today & Wall Street Journal Bestselling Author

Dean F. Wilson was born in Dublin, Ireland in 1987. He started writing at age 11.

He is the author of the Children of Telm epic fantasy trilogy, the Great Iron War steampunk series, the Coilhunter Chronicles science-fiction western series, the Hibernian Hollows urban fantasy series, and the Infinite Stars space opera series.

Dean previously worked as a journalist, primarily in the field of technology. He has written for TechEye, Thinq, V3, VR-Zone, ITProPortal, TechRadar Pro, and The Inquirer.


Dean's book is on sale for $0.99 until Nov 30:


Featured Author: R.B. O'Brien

R.B. O’Brien is the founding member of The Nu Romantics and a multi-genre author. She is best known for her romance novels, including erotic and new adult, but poetry is her first love. She has several romance novel series and poetry collections published and has no plans to stop penning the many voices that demand to be heard from inside the intricate compartments of her mind.

O'Brien holds a degree in English literature and teaches for a living. She is a professor, a logophile, a reader, a health fanatic, an animal and nature lover, a dancer, a hopeful romantic, has a profound affection for Shakespeare, and creates—EVERY CHANCE SHE GETS.

She finds beauty in the darkest of things. Loves wry humor. And her heart beats too fast.

Check out her new release:

Kindle Unlimited 

Check out the currently running promos here:

Discover New Authors 



That's all for this week. Thank you for supporting me on my journey, 


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