Whatever ranking you want to hit on the Amazon book charts, you have to sell a lot of books, unless …
What if I wrote a Sci-fi Kindle eBook based on the TV show Dr. Who?
Yeah. Like there’s a category for that.
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.
Well, 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.
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 takes up to 72 hours to update.
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Leon Stevens is a multi-genre author, composer, guitarist, songwriter, and an artist, with a Bachelor of Music and Education. He published his first book of poetry, Lines by Leon: Poems, Prose, and Pictures in January 2020, followed by a book of original classical guitar compositions, Journeys, and a short story collection of science fiction/post-apocalyptic tales called The Knot at the End of the Rope and Other Short Stories. His newest publications are the novella trilogy, The View from Here, which is a continuation of one of his short stories, and a new collection of poetry titled, A Wonder of Words.
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