Andy Warhol once famously said that the way trends were going, our future was that everybody would be famous for 15 minutes. Judging from Amazon sales results, he may have been on to something.
My appearance on the George Noory show produced a gratifying surge of interest in my books, resulting in enough sales — we don’t yet know how many — to drastically reduce my ranking in Amazon’s all-time sales lists. (In Amazon’s inverted system of rankings, the smaller your number the closer you are to being the all-time best seller, and the higher your number, the better your chances that even your mother refused to buy the book, even as something for the dog to chew.) But, as I knew ahead of time, the bounce was just that, a bounce, not a permanent new placement.
Just to keep myself out of trouble, I sampled the rankings every so often, beginning 11 a.m. Tuesday May 31st (the day before the show). The results below include one mid-day sample per day, ending Saturday evening. The results:
Cosmic Internet: 191,612 … 1,055 … 645 … 1,320 … 1,957
Sphere & Hologram: 114,741 … 8,146 … 11,037 … 11,453 … 16,018
Muddy Tracks: 584,359 … c. 130,000 … 26,376 … 63,432 … 102,832
Babe in the Woods: 2,202,145 … c. 150,000 …  … 427,192 … 569,710
These mid-day snapshots don’t happen to capture the lowest rankings, all on Thursday though at different times, which (as far as I measured) were:
Cosmic Internet 639
Sphere & Hologram 5,606
Muddy Tracks 20,769
Babe in the Woods 130,329
In all, a very nice launch for this, my sixth published book. Not bad, not bad. And not yet a week since the pub date.