Amazon Sales Rank: 409,000 or Thereabout

A 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…

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.

Author: John Battelle

A founder of NewCo (current CEO), sovrn (Chair), Federated Media, Web 2 Summit, The Industry Standard, Wired. Author, investor, board member (Acxiom, Sovrn, NewCo), bike rider, yoga practitioner.

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

  1. 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!

  2. 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.

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