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I published a novel about 10 hours ago. Reports show 8 sales today and a bunch of page reads but it doesn't show in the ranks yet. How long does it take? I published another novel in june and I recall it showed pretty quickly (and had less sales the first day)

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As long as it takes, unfortunately. As you've already experienced, results will vary. Sometimes updates are slow and we never know why, and sometimes they aren't.

It's particularly vexing when running a promo, but there is nothing we can do about it.
 

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Yes, the lag time varies but it will eventually show. Hang in there.
 

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Trigor said:
I published a novel about 10 hours ago. Reports show 8 sales today and a bunch of page reads but it doesn't show in the ranks yet. How long does it take? I published another novel in june and I recall it showed pretty quickly (and had less sales the first day)

Experiences please?
In my experience it seemed to take about 2-4 weeks. Then after that my author page fully loaded with a link to the book on Amazon, then the rankings showed up about a week after that. Even ratings and reviews didn't show up right away. I could tell my book had "loaded" via the Kindle app. When I would click on the author link in the beginning, i would get no information or an error. Once I could click on my name in Kindle app and my information appeared, then everything else appeared on the traditional site, including ratings.

As I newb myself the best advice I have is wait at least a solid month before you get nervous. You have no control over Amazon, so best just to stay stress-free.
 
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