Earlier today, my Egyptian suspense novel, The Ka, was rated #21 in Amazon's eBook sales for the Category of Egypt. It was also rated #79 in the category of books about Egypt.
Needless to say, I was elated. While I know these ratings change hourly, it was exciting to see my book make the Top 100 in two categories.
I happened to mention it to another writer who said, "That's great but it was higher yesterday." That was deflating. While I don't watch my ratings daily, it would have been nice to capture the page for posterity. Too, I wonder just what the ratings might have been yesterday. Guess I'll just have to sell more books and hope the ratings get better and better. However, I notice now, hours later, the ratings have changed.
But is that anything to be depressed about? Not at all. In fact, this experience has been quite vindicating.
UPDATE: On May 22nd, The Ka once again reached amazon's Top 100 eBooks on Egypt and it's still hanging in there days later.