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So, I told my DH this morning that my sales rank on Amazon had climbed 10,000 or so a day for the last four days. 
DH: How are those rankings generated?
Me: Doh .  . .
DH: I mean, is it through some kind of algorithm?
Me: *eyes begin to glaze over*
DH: . . . where they compare the "x" axis of the price of Yaks in Kazakstan . . .
Me: *eye-glazing completed*
DH: . . . to the divisor of an imaginary number as prescribed by . . .
Me: *passes out*

Anyone able to explain to me in not-very-mathematical language how one's ranking can jolt upwards like this?  (Or is it "why" that I want to know?  How?  Or why? Never mind.)
;)
 

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cidneyswanson said:
So, I told my DH this morning that my sales rank on Amazon had climbed 10,000 or so a day for the last four days.
DH: How are those rankings generated?
Me: Doh . . .
DH: I mean, is it through some kind of algorithm?
Me: *eyes begin to glaze over*
DH: . . . where they compare the "x" axis of the price of Yaks in Kazakstan . . .
Me: *eye-glazing completed*
DH: . . . to the divisor of an imaginary number as prescribed by . . .
Me: *passes out*

Anyone able to explain to me in not-very-mathematical language how one's ranking can jolt upwards like this? (Or is it "why" that I want to know? How? Or why? Never mind.)
;)
LOL. This is me with math too.
 

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Ladyeclectic said:
Woohoo! I unfortunately have nothing to add re: rankings rise except to say that I've been waiting for your book and had no idea it was available!

*click*

Rank just rose a bit more. ;)
Aw, thanks, Ladyeclectic! That made my day!

Everyone else: So I had DH read Asher and Sarah's responses so that I wouldn't make any more errors.

Me: Look, honey, here's the answer!
DH: (reads entire post) I am being mightily abused. (sniffs)
 

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cidneyswanson said:
So, I told my DH this morning that my sales rank on Amazon had climbed 10,000 or so a day for the last four days.
DH: How are those rankings generated?
Me: Doh . . .
DH: I mean, is it through some kind of algorithm?
Me: *eyes begin to glaze over*
DH: . . . where they compare the "x" axis of the price of Yaks in Kazakstan . . .
Me: *eye-glazing completed*
DH: . . . to the divisor of an imaginary number as prescribed by . . .
Me: *passes out*

Anyone able to explain to me in not-very-mathematical language how one's ranking can jolt upwards like this? (Or is it "why" that I want to know? How? Or why? Never mind.)
;)
Sounds like every conversation I have with my DH where accounting comes up.

Yes, I am a recovering accountant, and based on tonight's discussion regarding publishing houses with their incestuous relationships with multinational entertainment (i.e., TV & film) conglomerates and the role of the SEC and other accounting regulatory agencies (i.e., FASB, etc) in protecting the common man's investments, whether financial or creative, well I have about 55 minutes clean. He on the other hand is completely unconscious.

I think I won that conversation, even if it meant a relapse.

You should have heard the word bombs he delivered my direction when he took an Accounting class and I was tutoring him. I think the devil was appalled. I know I was, and I'm a preacher's kid. Few things have ever made me tremble thus. :eek:

All I could think of was that poor kid from "A Christmas Story". Not sure they make enough soap for those tirades. ;D

Now that he is asleep, I'm off to balance our checkbook... durn, another relapse. ::)

TA! ;)
DJ

PS: Once you figure out the correlation, please let me all know. Goodness knows he would be over the moon if his first novel skyrocketed.
 

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Donna Mixon said:
You should have heard the word bombs he delivered my direction when he took an Accounting class and I was tutoring him. I think the devil was appalled. I know I was, and I'm a preacher's kid. Few things have ever made me tremble thus. :eek:

PS: Once you figure out the correlation, please let me all know. Goodness knows he would be over the moon if his first novel skyrocketed.
Ha! I just keep all those things in my head when DH goes math-geek on me! ;D
 

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I truly wish I had the answers for you Cidney, as the kind of thing you're describing has happened to me a couple of times. I'd bottle it if I could and spread the joy. lol

I can't help wondering if someone out there is talking about a certain book and other people reading the comment go and check it out. This scenario happened to my books over at Apple, although the press I was getting wasn't the kind of press I was looking for. For a while I got big sales and then when it had all settled down the sales slowed and left me feeling like I'd had my fifteen minutes, someone else's turn now. lol

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/apple/7911821/Apple-accused-of-censorship-after-porn-disappears-from-iPad-book-chart.html

Carl
 
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