Tuesday, March 24, 2009



I noticed the other day that my sales rank for my book “Across the Pond” went from 8000+ to just less than 3000 when I ordered four books. The sales rank number seemed at the time, to change by a large number within the rank numbers with only the purchase of a couple of books.

So needing a couple more books to keep my stock level before school visits etc, I have ordered two more copies as an experiment.

Today my ranking had slipped back up to 704,254 in Books, it will be interesting to see how and if this changes with the sales of just a couple of books.

Talking about Amazon I got a big shock today as we managed to get two copies of my previous (terribly badly edited) book which has been out of print for years
Stories from the Heart by Storyheart (Paperback - May 2003)
The book consist of about Forty of my short romance stories


Across the Pond – Storyheart

A good day for reviews at Amazon with not one but two, and both 4STAR

The first new review includes the lines…

This book is geared more for a younger readership such as teenagers; I really enjoyed it though…
It was a very cute feel good book and I think teenagers would love to read this and any more sequel’s the author has planned.

The second new review (number 58 at Amazon) goes into some nice detail and ends…

The book is geared toward teens but I had a hard time putting it down. It is an interesting and quick read. Well worth it!

Read all the reviews at…. http://tinyurl.com/d6547j


Every Saturday at 11am. I interview an author or a blogger for 30minutes to find out what they are doing, writing, reading etc. Just a cozy chat over a cup of tea.
This Saturday I am interviewing multi award winning author Joyce Stengal

Check Out http://www.blogtalkradio.com/Across-the-Pond,

Across the Pond


  1. You never know when you'll find a gem. Glad you found your out-of-print books there.

    Morgan Mandel

  2. I'm still not sure how the whole sales rank thing works, but that's interesting how it fluctuates with the purchase of just two books.

  3. I, too, am flummoxed by the way the ranking works. And another thing, recently, like in the last week, for some reason Amazon had identified my book as "Illustrated" & an "Illustrated edition". I submitted a data correction to them and they fixed it.. but I have no idea how that happened. You have my book... see any pictures in there, other than the cover & my author photo in the back, & perhaps some promotional stuff for other books from my publisher in the very back? Nooo! Weird!
    Beth Fehlbaum, author
    Courage in Patience, a story of HOPE..
    Ch. 1 is online!

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