The official word at KDP remains the same: Every book will have a Best Seller Rank after it has sold at least one copy, but Category rankings will only appear in the Product Details section of a book’s detail page if the book is ranked within the Top 100 books in its category.
Clearly not the case anymore. Months ago this example (left) would have only shown the #82 ranking for Metaphysical and anything over the Top 100 would be omitted. Now it displays for a couple of categories beyond 100.
Or here’s another example (right) that’s slightly more bizarre. This book is presently #16 for Dogs, which is kinda cool, and it’s also #224 for Short Story-Single Authors, which is kinda strange. (How many authors does it take to write a short story and why is there a category for that?)
Good move, bad move, TMI? What do you think?
At least books that aren’t selling well have a little something to be proud about. But does it mean anything or help with sales?
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