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According to Amazon, the book was ranked #1 in the ASP category that they have on their site.  But wait, if you wait another hour, your rank changes. Here's why according to Amazon.

What Sales Rank Means

As an added service for customers, authors, publishers, artists, labels, and studios, we show how items in our catalog are selling. The lower the number, the higher the sales for that particular item. The calculation is based on sales and is updated each hour to reflect recent and historical sales of every item sold on We hope you find the Sales Rank interesting!

What Category Sales Ranks Mean

While Sales Rank is a good indicator of how well a product is selling overall, it doesn't always indicate how popular an item is among other similar items. Our category sales ranks were created to highlight those categories where an item really stands out. We choose a few categories where the item has a high ranking in relation to other items in that category, and showcase them on the product page. Like Sales Rank, these category rankings are based on sales and updated every hour.

It was fun to have bragging rights for the 10:00 am hour today when the book was ranked #1. Let's hope everyone likes it and we continue to stay high. If you have a copy of the book, can you please write a review of the book on Amazon for us? Thanks.

Posted on Tuesday, February 17, 2009 12:04 PM | Back to top

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