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    Best Sellers on E-publishers sites

    Discussion in 'Publishing' started by Jewels, Oct 27, 2011.

    Just wondering if anyone knows how e-publishers determine the best sellers on their websites. Many seems to have a list of books on their homepage. Is this an automated process and can it be trusted, or is it part of their marketing to shift certain titles?
     
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    you'd have to check that out for each one... some may use honest sales figures, some won't...
     
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    At a seminar I attended they talked about this and said that for many sites the Best Seller list means the books that sell best on that site only. Second hand knowledge but it I guess I believed it. I suppose to be sure you could go to a site and look it up. I imagine some of the bigger sites like, Amazon probably has something explaining how they come up with their list.
     
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    Hi,

    Amazon kindle uses sales figures to give a relative sales rank. The others I don't now about.
     

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