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:
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.