Monday, August 20, 2007

Between a Bride and a Highlander (Warning: Back Patting Here)

As you Amazon US denizens may have noticed, pulling up a listing on Amazon will now indicate if a book is on a "Top 100" list in various genres. One of the lists is for historical romance, a category that apparently isn't to be taken too literally, since some non-romances, like The Other Boleyn Girl and The Traitor's Wife, also appear on there.

Yup, that's right, The Traitor's Wife is #77 out of the list of 100 as of this posting (it fluctuates hourly). (Philippa Gregory is rather higher on the list.) My own novel has been going on and off the list according to its Amazon ranking over the past few days, but it's fun to see it when it hops back on. Currently, it's sitting snugly between Secondhand Bride and The Immortal Highlander.

Just thought you had to know (and frankly, it is grin-inducing on a Monday for a self-pubbed author to be on the same list as 99 traditionally published ones).

7 comments:

Susan A said...

How do they decide the rankings? Sales ?

Susan Higginbotham said...

Sales, but Amazon's sales rankings are based on a complex system that no one outside of Amazon seems to understand. It would take a statistician to do the matter justice, and I barely passed college statistics.

Gabriele C. said...

That's cool. Congrats.

Daphne said...

Congratulations! Your book definately deserves to be there.

Alianore said...

Congrats! That's great news.

Susan Higginbotham said...

Thanks, ladies!

Carla said...

Congratulations!