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Amazon’s Sweet Spot for Authors

Amazon is probably the most known web based store providing books to customers. How many books are actually sold and provided on Amazon?

Answer: In the millions. Literally.

Check out the number in 2013.

Re: How many books are there for sales on Amazon?
Posted: Jan 27, 2013 12:36 PM in response to: linn427 in response to: linn427
Twelve MILLION books?

That number has increased expotentially. Partly due to the ease of self-publishing tools.
I can only imagine if not already, it has hit around a billion.

According to this 2014 article Amazon Vs. Book Publishers, By The Numbers, Amazon books sales “account for 7% of the company’s $75 billion in total yearly revenue.” One can only imagine that number has remained or increased over time.

So what is a writer want-a-be to do with such a massive mountain of inventory? How can anyone hope to get their work seen, much less interested to create sales? My wife may have found some part of that answer.

Reviews on Amazon. 10 reviews and your book will start being suggested that others have bought this book. 50 reviews is the magical number where Amazon starts pushing your book.

It would seem in large part, it’s all about the reviews. Get authenticated buyers to provide decent reviews, and your material gets promoted. We already know half of the fight is to get your content in order and available. The bigger hurdle seems to market it and get it out there on a decent platform for all to ‘know’ about your content.

So, this writer want-a-be will keep creating content, and push people to leave reviews.  Now go out there and give me a decent review!

You can find my current books at Amazon with this link, right here!


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