Am I a best-selling author?
I was reading a book last week about Internet marketing. It’s one of those business things I have to do instead of creating stories.
As I was reading the book, the author shared the techniques he used to become a best-selling author and he gave examples showing his Amazon numbers where he was ranked a certain place in the Amazon Kindle store or in one of the sub categories that Amazon has.
I was trying to learn the lessons he was teaching so that I too could be called a best-selling author.
Then it dawned on me.
I had been a best-selling author.
Back in September for one day my book The Outer Rims was the 12th best-selling book in the Amazon Kindle store. It sold over 2,200 books on that one day making me a best-selling author. In addition to the number 12 ranking overall I was ranked number one in three subcategories. for a brief moment in time I was a best-selling author.
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #12 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
Now my question is … am I still a best-selling author?
Can I put on my promotional materials “best-selling author Clint Morey” and not be lying?
I don’t feel like a best selling author, and my books aren’t currently anywhere near that position on Amazon, but for one day …
So now I have to decide if I should apply those nice words to me when I promote my books and scripts.