The Amazon.com Ranking of My Book: Thank you!
I want to thank all who have purchased my newly-released book, A Chronicle of Echoes: Who’s Who in the Implosion of American Public Education.
On April 27, 2014, my book became available on on Amazon.com.
That was a Sunday night. As soon as I found out, I posted this announcement.
The next day, I found out through a pre-publishing marketing announcement that pro-privatizer Paul Peterson planned to release a book in which he purports to show that the public wants privatizing reforms but that teachers are in the way of such “progress.”
His book is endorsed by former Florida Governor Jeb Bush and former DC Chancellor Michelle Rhee.
Too bad for him.
In response to this news, I wrote this post in which I include excerpts on both Bush and Rhee from my book.
That brings us to the purpose of this post.
One of the advantages of selling a book on Amazon.com is that Amazon.com tracks the popularity of the books it sells– and it lists over two million books.
I am pleased to write that my book is doing quite well. It is in the top .3% of all books on Amazon.com. As of this writing, A Chronicle of Echoes is ranked #5,194 (see “product description”).
Last night, my book was #6,199, then #6,076 a few hours later.
I have no marketing department.
My interactive book image is not yet available.
My kindle version has yet to be released.
There is more: The book Peterson released on April 29, 2014– the one in which he faults teachers for “blocking” reform– the one with an interactive image available– the one promoted by a marketing department and endorsed by Bush and Rhee– the one with a kindle edition already available–
–is currently ranked at #128,053 (see “product description”).
To all who have bought my book, to all who have sent me encouraging messages about buying and receiving and reading my book–
–I thank you sincerely.
Please continue to spread the word.
I will post a message as soon as the kindle version is available. To those who are patiently waiting, thank you.
To those who are reading my book and are pleased with it, I ask that you submit a review in Amazon.com. Doing so will help others decide whether they wish to purchase the book.
To those who need more information, please see this post in which I include my very telling table of contents.
To readers who prefer to purchase my book through a local bookstore, know that I appreciate you, as well.
Collectively you are helping me knock the wind out of a number of smug privatizers.
It’s a good feeling.