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Amazon Sales Rank: 409,000 or Thereabout

By - May 13, 2005

Bookcover-1A happy surprise this week: my book is available for sale up on Amazon, and has been for some time. Its sales rank – at about 409,000, clearly indicates that it’s not exactly tearing up the charts, but given that it’s not even printed yet and I just found out about this, I suppose that’s to be expected. But it’s just so….real…to see it there on Amazon, with the cover and everything. Today the final, final manuscript came and I’m spending the next week poring over it, hoping to make it as good as it can possibly be. If you’d like to pre order the book now, why I’d be honored. Here’s a link to the order page. Just know that the information about the book is not yet accurate – it will be longer than 288 pages (don’t know where they got that, it will be more like 350), for example.

I’m terrified. But thrilled.

UPDATE: Holy crap! You guys pushed it up to like #5400 on Amazon! I guess that’s to be expected – start from a small base and work up, but wow. Thank you.

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15 thoughts on “Amazon Sales Rank: 409,000 or Thereabout

  1. Pre-ordered… Cant Wait!

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  3. David Orban says:

    And now the book should be searchable, shouldn’t it?

  4. tim Windsor says:

    #5437 now. Preordered.

  5. anon says:

    Actually it’s all the way to #1347 now.

  6. mahlon says:

    Congratulations on the book. I preordered mine at Overstock. 19.5% less than Amazon including shipping. Can’t wait to read it!

  7. Up to #934 now! Congratulations. Can’t wait to read it.

  8. Brian says:

    You’re publishing your book on my birthday…and I didn’t think I was getting a free copy so of course I anted up =) Hope it keeps rising!

  9. Kevin Fox says:

    This morning you were a proud member of the Long Tail! Congrats on your hike up the power curve.

  10. Adam Wilson says:

    Shameless self promotion :)

  11. Jens says:

    Congratulations John!

    Just out of curiosity, with a Sales Rank of 409,000 did you actually have any sales? I suppose you must have had a couple, but how many did it translate into?

    Anyway, good luck on your book.

  12. ID:entity says:

    Amazon.co.uk just cancelled my pre-order, no explanation provided.

  13. s.w vang says:

    I would like to know how to “Battelle” pronounce?
    Ba-tel or bet-tle-e ?

  14. Dan says:

    Are you still signing the pre-ordered books?

  15. Alex Choo says:

    Hi John,

    I thought you might like to see your book’s sales rank history and trend :)

    link:
    http://www.tictap.com/salesrank/1591840880