Does buying the Kindle Edition count towards bestseller lists?
February 15, 2014 6:33 AM   Subscribe

An old friend put out her first book, and I want to pre-order it, but I also want to help it "pop." If I buy the Kindle Edition instead of the hardcover, will it still maximally count for the popularity trackers like NYTimes bestsellers and Amazon Best Of, or whatever? Or is that too "new media"?
posted by tintexas to Writing & Language (3 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I asked a friend of mine just that a couple months ago; he told me he preferred that I buy the hard copy directly from him, as he got a slightly higher portion of the proceeds. As for Kindle vs. hard copy bought from Amazon, it was all the same to him: both were 'Amazon verified purchases'.

(He did request reviews on Amazon, though, no matter how we got his book!)
posted by easily confused at 6:42 AM on February 15, 2014 [1 favorite]

Best answer: there's a separate list for best selling ebooks vs. hardcover books:
posted by sabh at 10:32 AM on February 15, 2014

Best answer: Like sabh said, there are separate lists. If you're going to buy it on Amazon, you can help make it pop by purchasing a current best seller in the same genre in the same purchase. An author friend of mine was asking people to do that so amazon is more likely to recommend it to other people looking at books of that genre.
posted by emyd at 10:57 AM on February 15, 2014

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