Dare I Call It Murder?
September 27, 2013
9 Weeks on Amazon Best-Seller Lists
A number of readers and fellow authors have asked me: "How's your book doing?" I.e., how is it selling?
Answer: Remarkably well, for which I am grateful. The support and response from readers has been more than I could hope for. The book has now been on
Amazon best-seller lists for nine weeks in two categories: Memoir and True Crime. (Click on the images for a larger view.)
Most gratifying to me is that it ranks highest in the Memoir category, where it has consistently ranked in the top 10. Although it is categorized as both, I prefer to think of it as the subtitle says: A Memoir of Violent Loss.
The rankings are from Amazon only and do not reflect sales through other outlets, whether online or in brick-and-mortar stores, but Amazon is by far the biggest seller of the book. Roughly 85 percent of the sales are Kindle ebooks, followed by the paperback edition, then the hardback.
Amazon ranked the book as #1 in Hot New Releases > Biographies & Memoirs for nearly two weeks, and the book has been ranked as high as #3 in Top Rated Books.
Recent rankings are listed below, but these change hourly, so current results may be different than shown here:
I am gratified at seeing the book ranked along with The Glass Castle: A Memoir by Jeannette Walls, A Moveable Feast: The Restored Edition by Ernest Hemingway, Angela's Ashes: A Memoir by Frank McCourt, Mom & Me & Mom by Maya Angelou, Gift from the Sea by Anne Morrow Lindbergh, and In Cold Blood by Truman Capote, among others.
Amazon provides an amazing amount of stats on book sales. These graphs illustrate the book's course (no free books) over the past 10 weeks, beginning on July 9. (Click on the images for a larger view.)
Best-Seller Rank, Kindle ebook edition ranked in the top 1 percent of more than 1 million ebooks being sold by Amazon.
Best-Seller Rank, paperback edition ranked in the top 1 percent of more than 8 million books being sold by Amazon.
Best-Seller Rank, hardcover edition ranked in the top 2 percent of more than 8 million books being sold by Amazon.
Author Rank, Kindle eBooks > Biographies & Memoirs highest = #80
Author Rank, All Books ranked in the top 1/10 of 1 percent of all authors listed by Amazon.
The book has received 79 book reviews, 59 of them 5-star reviews. If you have not reviewed the book, please do.
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