Now, I have before commented on my obsession with watching my blog stats. Very nice people like Gregory K always remind me that I’m insane and need to get a grip, but I still find myself tracking my stats compulsively. And with pretty graphs like this:

who can blame me? Look at all the colors!

But I’ve now been made aware of yet another stat I need to be tracking: Amazon.com rankings. I have to thank Fuse #8 for her post here about Lyn Gardner’s post. It has opened my eyes to new numbers to obsess over. So, I decided to check the rankings on some of the books I edited. Here they are. Drum roll please.

Summer Shorts 609,727 (Sweet.)
Kichi in Jungle Jeopardy 2,077,429 (Oooh, I’m kicking Kichi’s little dog rear.)
One Eyed Jack none (?? what’s with that?) Paula’s done a good job of taking advantage of Amazon’s promotional tools for authors.
Lyranel’s Song none (another? what is the deal?)

Since Amazon ranking means, well, nothing to me I can’t really say if these are good or not. Obviously being number 1 would be better, but has Summer Shorts really sold 4x more than Kichi? Who knows. I like the suggesstions that the ranking is determined by a random number generator.

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