August 11, 2005
News & Opinion: Are Amazon Rankings a Drug?
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...