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Lois McMaster Bujold explains the what the Amazon ranking numbers for books really mean:

Everything comes down to the first pop of publication -- an initial period about 4 months beforehand, where orders are taken from the accounts, and then a last gasp the first two or three weeks a book is on the shelves, a book's one chance to defy pre-set expectations and break out. (After three weeks, the attention must be diverted to the next book in the queue, the publisher's next bright hope.)

ETA: There's some corrections down in the comments -- I think those numbers are actually more in line with what I'd noticed.


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