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ANSWERED below - thank you! :D

I'm trying to wrap my head around this all-star thing. When you go to the info page, it gives the bonus amount as it equates to title ranking (not looking at author ranking at the moment which I don't understand at all :-[ ). Does that mean the normal ranking we're all looking at obsessively every day? Or is it a different ranking?

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And how long do you have to be at that rank if it is the same one? The highest I reached in February was #55 I think, but I mean, I was only at it for a while. It would seem strange that anyone who just hits that rank for a day gets a bonus, wouldn't it? I mean, I would like it, but.....

I suppose I'll get my answer when they don't email in a few days LOL. But since my last really big month the all-stars didn't exist, this is the first time I've paid even passing attention to the program.
 

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Those rankings have nothing to do with it. For solitary books, every title in Select has all of their borrows and sales per title counted. Then the top 100 combined titles are given individual book awards. For authors, all of the borrows and sales (they have to be under the same name) are added up and done the same way. It does not matter how you peaked on one day. It is how you fared against everyone else in Select for the complete month.
 

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YodaRead said:
Those rankings have nothing to do with it. For solitary books, every title in Select has all of their borrows and sales per title counted. Then the top 100 combined titles are given individual book awards. For authors, all of the borrows and sales (they have to be under the same name) are added up and done the same way. It does not matter how you peaked on one day. It is how you fared against everyone else in Select for the complete month.
That's what I would have thought and then I got confused - so when they talk about title ranking, it's our average compared to other's average that they come up with and that we don't see.

Am I understanding correctly now?

You know, that would be a nice statistic to have in our dashboard - what our overall monthly ranking is for a book. I don't know what I'd actually do with that info, but it would still be cool!
 

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Heather Hamilton-Senter said:
That's what I would have thought and then I got confused - so when they talk about title ranking, it's our average compared to other's average that they come up with and that we don't see.

Am I understanding correctly now?

You know, that would be a nice statistic to have in our dashboard - what our overall monthly ranking is for a book. I don't know what I'd actually do with that info, but it would still be cool!
They used to tell you your ranking but they don't now. I've never gotten the individual title award, but I think I read that it takes upwards of 5,000-6,000 combined units moved to hit the list. That could be balderdash, though. I have gotten an author award every month but one, though.
 

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YodaRead said:
They used to tell you your ranking but they don't now. I've never gotten the individual title award, but I think I read that it takes upwards of 5,000-6,000 combined units moved to hit the list. That could be balderdash, though. I have gotten an author award every month but one, though.
Oh good for you! And thank you for explaining - I really didn't understand. Unhappily, if it had been introduced a couple of months earlier, it looks like I might have hit a title award, but not this time!

Something to shoot for, right?

I'm going to mark this thread as answered. Thanks again!
 
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