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In which Jeff Bezos foils me again

A sample copy of the finished Bad Monkeys arrived in the mail over the weekend. It looks great, and it also looks different. All that yellow in the cover, plus the tall and narrow dimensions -- it's 9 1/2" by 5" -- really make it stand out on a shelf.

The book's arrival during my in-laws' visit tempted us to an act of market manipulation. We pre-ordered ten copies of the book online in my mother-in-law's name, hoping that this would bump my Amazon.com rating enough to start a chain-reaction that would rocket Bad Monkeys to the number two spot on the list (the #1 spot, as you may have heard, is taken).

Amazon ranking before we placed the order: ~41,000.
Amazon ranking an hour after we placed the order: ~59,000.

Oh well.

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rivqah
Jul. 10th, 2007 02:23 pm (UTC)
i'll toss my preorder in and see what happens.

been rereading 'set this house in order' in anticipation and am engrossed - again. so thank you!

i love how my brain forgets the endings of books i haven't read in a while and makes a second round possible. :)
mhaithaca
Jul. 10th, 2007 03:16 pm (UTC)
So why no link to YOUR book so we can buy a few of our own on your Amazon Associates tag? :-)
matt_ruff
Jul. 10th, 2007 03:28 pm (UTC)
Good idea...
ironymaiden
Jul. 10th, 2007 05:33 pm (UTC)
it's unfortunate that the title of the "best together" book is You Suck.
mojayokok
Jul. 10th, 2007 05:40 pm (UTC)
Hell, why not? I hate paying full price for books, but yours have been the only books I've read lately worth paying full price for. Only one for me though (and I'll hold off selling the used copy for awhile).
mojayokok
Jul. 10th, 2007 05:55 pm (UTC)
Amazon.com Sales Rank: #36,110 in Books. WooHoo!! There's so much shit piled on top of it your book is bound to grow...wait, it's about plants, right?
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