Since we're mid-way through the blitz, I thought I'd give an honest share where The Magi is in terms of sales and reviews.
SALES: If you're a nerd like me, it's fascinating how the "Bestseller" list works.
Right now, the Magi is sitting around a #15,000 rank, which is a little down from earlier today, but up from yesterday. Each copy sold sees a significant spike in the rankings (especially in the morning).
The first Bestseller list I'm trying to get on is the Children's Fantasy/Magic list. Currently at #100 (the last place) is a book that is sitting at rank #3,500 or so. That may literally be 5 copies of The Magi away from making the list. Then again, in order to maintain position in striking distance of the TOP 100, The Magi has to sell enough sporatic copies throughout the day (no spike necessary). Fascinating! So, if you're wondering what you can do, it seems that just buying the book at your convenience is best. If it spikes, it spikes. If not, you're helping the base sales keep in striking distance of the TOP 100 so if there is a spike, The Magi will crack in. And if it cracks in, the publicity is HUGE! Wow, that was confusing.
So a big thank you to all who have helped mid week. Remember to keep plugging away if you feel so inclined. I've been so grateful for such wonderful friends and family that have worked to make The Magi successful. I love you all!
Update: As of the morning of November 17, The Magi has hit two bestseller's lists. Amazon.co.uk has The Magi sitting at #99 in the Children's Action Adventure category. Smashwords has The Magi currently at #94 in the bestseller's rankings. Thank you all!