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Pat Fitzhugh

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Sales Rank and Copies Sold
Posted: Aug 2, 2013 11:49 PM
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I was just now studying a competitor's e-book, and noticed that its current sales ranking is 160k. The books is fiction, somewhat along the lines of romance, and currently selling for 99 cents. It has been on the market for almost a year. Any rough ideas on approximately how many copies are selling per day? Probably not many, but I'd still be interested in a good ballpark number. Thanks for any helpful info!
Robert Williams

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Posted: Aug 3, 2013 12:20 AM   in response to: Pat Fitzhugh in response to: Pat Fitzhugh
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Google:
Kindle Sales Rank Calculator
noorosha

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Posted: Aug 3, 2013 12:24 AM   in response to: Pat Fitzhugh in response to: Pat Fitzhugh
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about 1 copy every 2 days - if you google "kindle rank number of copies sold" there are a bunch of calculators out there
Marcy Henshaw

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Re: Sales Rank and Copies Sold
Posted: Aug 3, 2013 2:11 AM   in response to: Pat Fitzhugh in response to: Pat Fitzhugh
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Hi Pat :-)
Bill Pottle

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Re: Sales Rank and Copies Sold
Posted: Aug 3, 2013 6:07 AM   in response to: Pat Fitzhugh in response to: Pat Fitzhugh
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The others are correct, with one important caveat. That's only the CURRENT rate. There is no way to extrapolate to how many it sold several months ago.
Gary Seilheimer

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Posted: Aug 3, 2013 7:04 AM   in response to: Pat Fitzhugh in response to: Pat Fitzhugh
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You posted seven hours ago. Check that same ranking now. It could be entirely different, depending on sales of that book compared to sales of other books.

I have a book that sold 17 last month for .99. Its ranking ranged from 79K to 338K and averaged 128K for the month. Amzn used the term "current" for a reason.

If you want a better impression of that specific competitor book's ranking, look at it everyday at the same time, then find the average for the month. You'd get an even better idea if you did the same for six months. You'd also get an idea if sales are gaining or falling for that book over an extended period of time.
Pat Fitzhugh

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Re: Sales Rank and Copies Sold
Posted: Aug 3, 2013 2:33 PM   in response to: Pat Fitzhugh in response to: Pat Fitzhugh
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Thanks, everyone, for the information! And... Hi, Marcy :)
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