Monday, August 17, 2009

Chis Brogan and Julien Smith are Trust Agents

Chis Brogan and Julien Smith are Trust Agents

Chris Brogan is making a big push for his book, Trust Agents. On his blog he says he needs 768 sales of his book before Saturday.

I asked him why. He's ahead of me in publishing his book and I'm interested in the behind the scenes workings of the best seller lists. Where does the #768 come from and why Saturday?

My book, Get Seen, comes out later this year.

At 9:10 AM his book is # 605 in Best Sellers in Books on

Let's watch during the day to see it climb.

Update: 12:08 PM #55 in Books on

Update: 9:24 PM #32 in books!

ABC News did a report called Secrets of the Amazon Best-Seller List. In it they explain:
Amazon is a "long tail" retailer. At the very top-- rankings No. 1 to No. 10-- a book could be selling 3,000 to 10,000 copies a week through the Internet retailer. So all it takes is, say, 500 to 1,000 copies manhandled through the system on a single day to get your book into the top ranks.
If you are heading over to today, consider pre-ordering a copy of my book too. ;-) My Sales Rank: #686,344 in Books. :-)

Update: 9:24 PM

My book is now Sales Rank: #75,874 in Books

Thanks Chris!

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  1. Amazing how fast those rankings can grow! I've been reading your blog for a couple weeks now and really enjoyed it. Thought I might let you know about a teacher community website I've been using that I absolutely love called It lets me upload and share resources with other teachers which really helps out with my lesson plans! I definitely recommend this teacher network to you and your readers.

  2. Congrats on the book, Steve!