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Amazon Launches New Feature – Amazon Author Rank

Posted by Sherrie Wilkolaski on Wed, Oct 10, 2012 @ 04:00 PM

by Sherrie Wilkolaski

Amazon announced today a new feature for readers to follow their favorite authors, they call it “Amazon Author Rank” and it’s a list of the best-selling authors on  The list is supposed to make it easier for readers to discover which authors are the top sellers on Amazon and can search via a selection of major genres.

Amazon sent out emails to all authors earlier today and included in that email the individual Amazon Author’s Rank.

Rank is based on all sales of all books that are on and is similar to their Amazon Best  Sellers list which is updated hourly.  The top 100 authors in the top 100 genres will be listed on Amazon.  Author’s can track their Amazon Author Rank status in their Amazon Author Central account.  There is a special tab marked “Rank”.

Author Rank starts with sales activity starting from September 28, 2012.

This will be another resource for authors to use to track their sales history and success.  It will be interesting to see how traditionally published authors stack-up against independently published authors.

Click here for more on Amazon Author Central.

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