A Graphic Illustration Of How Badly The “Long Tail” Sells

As most of you will have seen, I put out a book last night.

Here’s a screenshot of part of the Amazon (UK) page for that book as of just now:
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Pretty good, eh? Top thirty in its category, and in the top 24,000 overall books. There are over two million books on Kindle, so that means my new book is, within a few hours of its release, in the top 1.2% of all books available on Kindle! Take that 98.8% of English literature! I are best than you!

And that’s especially impressive given how little promotion I gave it. I only linked it from my blog and Tumblr, and did nothing else. It must be that word-of-mouth thing, right? That must have got me those massive sales.

So let’s have a look at my sales, see how I’m doing, how big a yacht I can afford to buy with my riches…

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Oh.

Oh, right…

Better not send that resignation email just yet then…

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One Response to A Graphic Illustration Of How Badly The “Long Tail” Sells

  1. Could you drop me a note at the point I can start borrowing money from you?

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