Amazon changes a book’s best seller rank very often. I’ve heard that this rank changes on an hourly basis, but I have no proof of that. The formula that they use seems to be secret, but of course, it obviously depends on its own sales in comparison to the sales of other books in its category.
The category for my book How To Find The Heart Of Bali is Books/Travel/Asia/Indonesia/Bali. There are 153 books in this category, and if you do a search at amazon.com in the kindle story for the word ‘bali,’ my book How To Find The Heart Of Bali comes up #1. It was published April 6, 2012, and arrived at that #1 position on May 25.
Even more important than it position in the search results is its best seller rank.
The best seller rank for my book How To Find The Heart Of Bali hovers around #3 to #5 in its category most of the time. Every once in a while it gets to #2. But just yesterday my book landed on the #1 spot for around 12 hours. Now as I write this, it is back in #4 position. That’s still very respectable.
I am working very hard on my next book called Transformative Travel, which I plan to publish in July. Please watch for it.