But how is it calculate? Is it an achievable number of sales? Well, after testing and monitoring yesterday I would say yes to achievable and that I've modified my process plan for future releases. This first release is more of learn, analyze and redevelop strategy launch.
I really don't know why this isn't a discussion topic on my author's forum. Learning how to best achieve and utilize ranking would seem to me to be an important discussion topic.
I've done no formal promoting of my book because initial sales numbers are not as important as constructing a viable, successful working model for future launches. I'm also finding that Kindle formatting doesn't always work out like it does in the previewer before release. So I want to get that perfect before I push ahead aggressively.
Rankings on Amazon are inverse. You start with an A and lose it over time. I figured it was constructed that way, but I wanted to know how many sales were needed to get in the top 100. It's so comically few it ain't funny. Readily achievable if it's structure with a promotion plan at launch.
So, what did I learn with this book launch. Front load promotion to roll out on launch date. The value of getting a top seller's rank is most easily achieved at launch, and can assist in future promotion of your book. With well constructed times lines there really are free/low cost methodology to achieving valuable promotion.