For an hour, but Number One is still Number One.
This screen shot was taken back in December not long after Waking Up in the Land of the Morning Calm was published. I have to confess that I am an Amazon watcher and periodically check (though some eBook experts think it’s not a good idea) to see if I have sold any books.
I was surprised when I saw that for an hour or two one day back in December it had shot up the charts to Number One. Maybe it’s not saying much how this works or doesn’t work, but it is a marketing tool. It’s one way of getting out the word about your book: people who might frequently check new releases might take a chance with your book.
It’s a nice feeling knowing that your book ha shot up the charts; it’s also a nice feeling knowing that you have a new reader reading your stuff.