Author Freakout 2010

Amazon Ruined Every Writer's Month With Metrics

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So um Amazon decided to show authors their Bookscan #s because they felt the Internet didn't provide enough opportunities for self-harming?Fri Dec 10 15:24:45 via webEmily GouldEmilyGould

Yesterday, Amazon made Nielsen Bookscan information from just the last four weeks of sales available to authors. (Bookscan tracks most booksellers, but not WalMart/Sam's Club, museum stores, etc.—the general disclaimer is they get about 75% of sales.) And, for the most part, it's killing people! If you had a book that just came out, the tool is maybe useful: you can see [...]