by Sherrie Wilkolaski

Amazon announced today a new feature for readers to follow their favorite authors, they call it “Amazon Author Rank” and it’s a list of the best-selling authors on Amazon.com.  The list is supposed to make it easier for readers to discover which authors are the top sellers on Amazon and can search via a selection of major genres.

Amazon sent out emails to all authors earlier today and included in that email the individual Amazon Author’s Rank.

Rank is based on all sales of all books that are on Amazon.com and is similar to their Amazon Best  Sellers list which is updated hourly.  The top 100 authors in the top 100 genres will be listed on Amazon.  Author’s can track their Amazon Author Rank status in their Amazon Author Central account.  There is a special tab marked “Rank”.

Author Rank starts with sales activity starting from September 28, 1012.

This will be another resource for authors to use to track their sales history and success.  It will be interesting to see how traditionally published authors stack-up against independently published authors.

Click here for more on Amazon Author Central.

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Sherrie Wilkolaski

About Sherrie Wilkolaski

As the founder and president of Author’s Boutique and PubSmart Sherrie Wilkolaski is a Renaissance woman of the publishing industry. She brings to the writer’s table an effective fusion of marketing proficiency, best-selling accolades and a background in journalism. Her international public speaking credentials and social media savvy provide independent authors and traditional publishers a multifaceted strategy to achieving success. Sherrie’s specialized insight into the mechanics of the publishing process resulted in the formation of her distinctive boutique publishing house style, which bridges a client’s status from aspiring writer to published author. As a best-selling author, Sherrie has first-hand knowledge of the creative writing experience and the challenges involved in printing, packaging, marketing, and selling books. She has effectively harnessed the benefits of social media and site promotion to maximize an independent author’s circulation and public readership. In 2011, Sherrie co-founded traditional publishing house Pressque Publishing and is a consultant and publishing services broker for a number of small to mid-sized publishers and printers, including HP, and Infinity Publishing. She is columnist for Press Pass, Publisher and Editor of Luxe Beat Magazine and a featured blogger on a variety of industry publications. She is the former Director of Publishing Services at Lulu. Sherrie’s new radio program, PubSmart, is launching later this year. Sherrie sits on the board of the International Food, Wine and Travel Writers Association and was a featured speaker at the 2013 Annual Conference in Hawaii presenting, “The Power of a Book”: How to Use a Book to Enhance Your Career/Credibility as a Journalist”. A global conference speaker, she addressed members of the HP Dscoop Graphic Arts Asia Conference in Beijing, China in 2013. Sherrie is the author of best-selling book, “How to Start a Wedding Planning Business” and the popular coffee table book series, “Cookies and Cocktails”. Her much-anticipated book “How to Bulletproof Your Book” is scheduled to launch in the fall of 2013. Sherrie is a broadcast journalism alumnus of SUNY College at Buffalo and is a 2012 graduate of the Yale Publishing Course.