Does Flash Mobbing Work-Author JA Konrath Explores Ways To Drive eBook Sales

Sales ranking on Amazon-The best sellers lists-for eBooks are ranked by how many sales or downloads happen in a given hour. And if you can make the top of the list, then the theory goes that that will in turn, drive sales also. Best selling author JA Konrath and coconspirator Scott Nicholson explores ways to out flank the traditional publishers and drive your eBook to the top of the list on his blog, A Newbie’s Guide To Publishing. With our participation, let’s see how this experiment works. Oh, and you can get a free bonus story. As Scott Nicholson, who is running this experiment with Joe says, It’s crazy, it’s mod, and it’s a free experiment in mass social-media psychology and book-pimping. And, if it’s any enticement, it feels a little subversive….I like subversive. Here’s the link to the blog, lets all join in.

 

JA Konrath and Scott Nicholson Experiment in Driving Sales Ranking

 

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I was born in Pomona, California at a very young age. I had a pretty normal childhood…or I was a pretty normal child hood if mom is telling the story. I was a paperboy who always porched , usually on the subscribers porch. I washed cars and bussed tables which left me with a life time affliction of chapped lips. I was a soda fountain jock-jerk and a manic mechanic but my first real job was as a labor organizer in a maternity ward. Then, because of the misjudgment of a judge I spent nearly 10 years in the service of our country mostly on KP duty. Our country sure turns out a lot of dirty dishes. I am a past master at pots and pans. They eventually recognized my real talent and let me wander around some very unfriendly places carrying a big radio that didn’t work. Along the way I took up the bass guitar, jotting down stories, electronic engineering and earned a degree in advanced criminal activities. I spent most of my adult life, if you can call it that, working in the I.T. industry, which I was particularly suited for since we worked in rooms with no windows. On and off I taught in colleges, universities and reform schools as a student teacher… I like smog, traffic, kinky people, car trouble, noisy neighbors, and crowded seedy bars where I have been known to quote Raymond Chandler as pickup lines. I have always been a voracious reader, everything from the classics, to popular fiction, history to science but I have a special place in my heart for crime fiction, especially hard-boiled detective fiction and noir. I write a book and music review blog for all genres at The Dirty Lowdown and another dedicated to Crime Fiction and all things Noir called Crimeways. It’s named after the magazine that appeared in the Kenneth Fearing classic, The Big Clock. There I write scholarly reviews of the classic hard boiled, noir and crime fiction books from the 20's through today. Mostly I drool over the salacious pictures on the covers. I also write for Technorati/BlogCritics where I am part of a sinister cabal of superior writers.

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