August 11, 2005

News & Opinion: Are Amazon Rankings a Drug?

By: Dylan Schleicher @ 6:13 PM – Filed under: Publishing Industry

We hear it from authors and publishers all the time --"My book hit [fill in number] on Amazon." We know people (we won't mention names) that check it hourly.

For those with a serious habit, they go to places like Junglescan, which keep a history of rankings.

I am hesitant to do this, but there is another delivery mechanism for Amazon rankings. It's called TitleZ. They have a great interface and they can give you views of history in 7, 30, or 90 day segments. The service is free right now while it is in beta.

Check it out at your own risk...

About Dylan Schleicher

Dylan Schleicher has been a part of the 800-CEO-READ claque since 2003. Even though he's stayed on at the company, he has not stayed put. After beginning in shipping & receiving, he joined customer service and accounting before moving into his current, highly elliptical orbit of duties overseeing the ChangeThis and In the Books websites, the company's annual review of books and in-house design. He lives with his wife and two children in the Washington Heights neighborhood on Milwaukee's West Side.