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Ha ha! Startling!

I have a copy edit due on Tuesday, 10/13. It has to be there, inside the publisher’s offices, on that day. Express overnight mail, people!

Monday, 10/12, is a federal holiday, and all the post offices will be closed!

Luckily, I should be able to put it in the mail tomorrow.

ETA: (because I didn’t want to put this into a new post) My Amazon.com sales ranking for Child of Fire seem to be following a steady routine, at this point. Early in the day, about 8 am PST, the rank is around 14K. Later in the day, (say, about now) it’s up to 28K.

I know it doesn’t mean anything, but I wonder what it means. (I know: Nothing.)

Mirrored from Twenty Palaces. You can comment here or there.


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Oct. 8th, 2009 11:49 pm (UTC)
It means there are some purchases posting from some hours before, and not many in the hours following, so the high rating is seen early.

If you happen to check your ranking JUST after several copies happened to post, you'd see a ranking of maybe 2,000, which would quickly drop back.
Oct. 9th, 2009 04:55 am (UTC)
Sure, I realize that, but the funny thing is that it seems to be a definite pattern: Low number in the morning, high number at the end of the day.

At first I thought it was because more people were shopping in the morning, but duh--the rankings are a comparison. Maybe it means more urban fantasy readers shop in the morning, while thriller and romance readers shop in the evening hours.
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