Because it’s difficult to know exactly how well my book is doing, I went looking for online apps that might be able to help.
I came across NovelRank a few weeks ago, which keeps track of your Amazon SalesRank and uses the fluctuations in the value to try figure out when a sale happens.
At first I was a bit disappointed, as my own ratings should not many sales going on, but I realised that this was because there were no reviews out there so people a) didn’t know about the book, and b) didn’t know if it was worth buying.
I like this application – it’s a simple idea, and the author has made it freely available (I assume he makes money from affiliate links).
It’s interesting to see that the book is not selling at all in Canada. What’s wrong with you Canadians?? 😉
On a very related note, I’m in talks with Packt to produce another book. More on this later when details are more concrete.