HUNTER still climbing the Kindle bestseller list

As of 12:01 a.m. Eastern time, 11/30/11, HUNTER climbed to the #9 bestseller position on Amazon’s Kindle Store.

The book’s category rankings are now:

# 9 in Kindle Store (all products)
# 9 in Kindle ebooks
# 9 in Kindle Fiction
# 6 in Genre Fiction
# 5 in Mysteries & Thrillers
# 4 in Thrillers
# 2 in Romance
# 1 in Romantic Suspense
# 1 in Spy Stories & Tales of Intrigue

The sales numbers for Tuesday 11/29 are even better than Monday’s.

* 3,332 books sold on Tuesday 11/29 (3328 were Kindle ebooks)
* 138.6 ebooks per hour
* 2.3 sales per minute (avg. Some hours it was up to 5 sales/min.)
* 8,335 total books sold since 12:01 a.m. Sunday, 11/27
* 8,930 total books sold in November, with one day to go.

(Monday’s total was 3,084 books sold; Sunday’s was 1,919.)

Which means the pace of the book’s sales is actually accelerating.

This is Malcolm Gladwell’s Tipping Point, manifested in an indie book title suddenly going supernova.

Want to know why this is happening to my book? This is why:

Here.

Here.

And here.

It is very clear that the Kindle Direct Publishing editors like HUNTER and have decided to give it special attention. This advertising spotlight is bringing it to the attention of thousands of browsing book customers.

Obviously, I’m grateful and couldn’t be more pleased.

UPDATE, 11/30/12:34 p.m: HUNTER has now surged past the latest books by Stephen King and James Patterson to reach #8 on the Kindle Bestseller List, right behind Janet Evanovich’s newest book. It is currently also #8 in the categories of “Ebooks” and “Fiction,” #5 in “Genre Fiction,” #4 in “Mysteries & Thrillers” (behind only Michael Connelly, John Grisham, and Evanovich), #3 in “Thrillers” (behind Connelly and Grisham), #2 in “Romance,” and #1 in “Romantic Suspense” and “Spy Stories & Tales of Intrigue.”

Pinch me, please.

UPDATE, 12/1/11, 5 p.m: HUNTER climbed again in all the relevant categories, passing Janet Evanovich’s and John Grisham’s latest novels to become #7 on the Kindle Store (all items) and in “Ebooks” (fiction and nonfiction). It’s now #6 in “Fiction,” #3 in all “Genre Fiction,” #2 in “Romance,” “Mysteries & Thrillers,” and “Thrillers” (right behind Michael Connelly), and #1 in both “Romantic Suspense” and “Spy Stories/Intrigue.”

Total sales for November: an incredible 12,862, of which only 616 were sold prior to November 27. In other words, 12,246 books sold in the last four days of November. And the sales pace hasn’t let up on Thursday, December 1, either.

Absolutely insane!

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  • David Gaughran

    #5 now Robert. Truly remarkable. My hearty congratulations to you.

    • Anonymous

      David, I’m grateful for your kind congratulations, and even more grateful for all that you’re doing on behalf of indie authors.

      I bought and read your Let’s Get Digital book. It’s an informative and inspiring how-to guide for all writers who wish to be published while retaining their independence, their control over their intellectual property, and their royalties. I recommend it to all authors, just as I recommend, and link to, your outstanding blog on my blogroll. Please keep motivating and enlightening writers about the new opportunities in ebook publishing.

  • Elizabeth Ann Trigg

    Wow! Congratulations! This was totally meant to be! I only hope I can be as fortunate! I found your blog because I googled ‘sudden surge in booksales’ which is what I experienced this afternoon (111 sales in an hour) and I thought “there must be SOME mistake!” and I’ve been trying to find out how this could be and fearfully thinking it’s all just a mistake in the numbers somehow! But you’re an inspiration to me! πŸ™‚

    • Anonymous

      Elizabeth, congratulations on your sudden and rapid sales success. It’s amazing how quickly these surges can materialize. I wish you all the best in your writing career. Keep me posted about how you’re doing, okay?

      • Elizabeth Ann Trigg

        Thanks so much for your response! πŸ™‚ Since I write books for teens, most of my sales are likely to occur after school hours…I’m anxiously checking to see if there are any sudden surges in sales today as I really hope this continues…but I’m still at the “there must be some mistake” phase. πŸ™‚

      • Elizabeth Ann Trigg

        Thanks so much for your response! πŸ™‚ Since I write books for teens, most of my sales are likely to occur after school hours…I’m anxiously checking to see if there are any sudden surges in sales today as I really hope this continues…but I’m still at the “there must be some mistake” phase. πŸ™‚