Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Shaken Moves to Top 15 in Kindle Store as Amazon Flexes Muscles

By Stephen Windwalker, Publisher

When I reported yesterday morning that Shaken was available for immediate purchase and download, I suggested that the new Jacqueline "Jack" Daniels detective thriller by Joe Konrath would shake up the publishing world by moving "soon" into the top 50 among Kindle Store bestsellers.

Silly me. Shaken debuted at #143, broke into the top #100 by noon and into the top 50 by 10 p.m. This morning it sits at #15!

Shaken is published by Amazon's publishing imprint, AmazonEncore, and yesterday Joe mentioned on his blog that "the real reason I'm working with Amazon, ego and pleasantries aside, is because of their marketing muscle."

Indeed. When I went directly to the Kindle Store this morning, here's what I saw at the top of the page:

Now that's muscle. Nice. #14 or #15 may not be the limit....

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