Amazon Author Rank

rankIndie Authors, where do you rank? Now that this feature has been added to the list of tabs (for US at Amazon Author Central, it creates another obsession to check hourly right behind book sales and book ranking. Since Sept. 28 my prestigious author rank has fluctuated from 12,242 to (yikes) 19,256 in the All Books category, although for Kindle Business & Investing I made it to 3,731 and 5,528 for Kindle Fantasy. Any way you slice it, must be time to hit the marketing campaign. Hey peeps, buy my books please!

Today we have added a new feature, Amazon Author Rank, the definitive list of best-selling authors on This list makes it easy for readers to discover the best-selling authors on overall and within a selection of major genres.

Amazon Author Rank is your rank based on the sales of all of your books on Just like Amazon Best Sellers, it is updated hourly. The top 100 authors overall and the top 100 in selected genres will be displayed on You can see your Amazon Author Rank trended over time in Author Central.

You can find your Amazon Author Rank in Author Central under the Rank tab. Historical rank data is available from September 28, 2012. We’re always interested in feedback, so please let us know what you think.

The Author Central Team

Good thing there are so many Indie authors. Please don’t feel bad if you’re in the 6 digit category. Things will get better in time.

HomeAuthor Help VideosHow-To GuidesNovelsAbout


Subscribe to this blog for updates on indie authors and self-publishing.

add me to Google Plus circles


15 Responses to “Amazon Author Rank”

  1. Lisa Grace Says:

    Well Jason, thank you for making me feel better. I currently rank #715 in horror. How do they decide when you write more than one genre?

  2. Janis I. Monroe Says:

    Yikes! Just checked my ranks. Not doing so well. (sighs) I’ve been promoting my book and today a Newspaper in Syracuse, NY phoned me for questions. I’m trying. Marketing can be overwhelming and confusing. Ugh!

  3. Don Darkes Says:

    Hmm. I just published my debut novel, a Non Fiction Adventure memoir- and I am ranked 3,748, 246th I beat you all on my first day out eh!?

  4. Ashen (Pia) Says:

    Clever competetive device 🙂 and off-putting. The emblems look like military ranks.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: