I’ve spent some time, of course, scouring the internet for tools by which to measure this. My publisher doesn’t owe me a royalty statement for a year. And, truly, I’m okay with that. It’s just that I have no idea how to answer the question except to say, “Going well, I hope,” or, “I’m getting some lovely emails and comments from people who have read the book.”
What they really want to know is how many copies I’ve sold.
Amazon has a neat thing called the Amazon sales rank. I check it every day. It ranks the book against all other books sold by Amazon and assigns it a value. Therefore, the best selling book has a ranking of 1. Some of the websites I’ve read estimate there are about 4 million books being sold on Amazon at any given time. My ranking has fluctuated since the release date from 32,000 to 327,000.
Not bad against 4 million, huh? Or…is it? The honest answer is — I have no idea. ~laughing~
And I’m okay with that.