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Number Games

So, THE SORCERERS' PLAGUE is now officially "out".  It should be in bookstores by now, and it can be ordered from online sellers, including, of course, Amazon.com.  

I have a confession to make:  I am an Amazon numbers junkie.  Whenever I have a new book out I return to the product page again and again to check my sales numbers and look for new reviews.  I know, I know.  The numbers mean next to nothing, and the reader reviews don't count for much more.  But I can't help myself.  It's rather pathetic really.  I know this.  Yet I still do it.  And I'm pretty sure that I'm not the only writer who does. 

A little information can be a dangerous thing, and yet we writers get so little immediate feedback regarding how our books are doing that any information is welcome.  Then again, given how obsessive I can be about the Amazon numbers, I'm probably lucky that I don't have access to more information.  I'd never get anything done....

Today's music:  James Taylor (One Man Band)

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rosy_cotton
Dec. 10th, 2007 07:02 pm (UTC)
) Some time ago I was really very much interested in statistics of one of my blogs) you know, number of visitors, number of friends, new comments and so on...
You're not alone, I'm sure there are lots of those who does the same thing.
davidbcoe
Dec. 11th, 2007 05:02 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the comment. Yeah, there are a lot of us who do this. It's sad, really....
rosy_cotton
Dec. 11th, 2007 08:05 pm (UTC)
But why is it sad? I don't see anything bad about this)
davidbcoe
Dec. 11th, 2007 09:45 pm (UTC)
I'm being facetious in part. It's not really sad; it's merely a waste of my time and energy. The numbers mean very little, so I should ignore them, rather than using them as an excuse to procrastinate. That's all I meant.
faithhunter
Dec. 11th, 2007 03:51 pm (UTC)
whoowhoo
WhooWhoo, David!
I'm calling my local indie and telling them to get it in!
Faith
davidbcoe
Dec. 11th, 2007 05:02 pm (UTC)
Re: whoowhoo
Thanks, Faith!
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