Wednesday, August 24, 2005

The Numbers Game

We tried Amazon as an experiment. How many books does it take to get up the ranks? How does that translate into numbers?

Surprisingly unsurprising, it doesn't take much. Anyone who's worked in a bookstore or works with books knows how few of a single title really sell in a day. Harry Potter is a phenomenon, as are most bestsellers really, absolutely not the way most books live their lives in the world.

Ok, enough about our book! We love all of the books in our store equally! Benn gave them all a little talking to last night in case any of them were feeling insecure.

Except that one. He knows who he is. He hasn't been pulling his weight around here.

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