How often do you glance at a book’s blurb on Amazon to find statements like ‘best seller’, ‘Top 100 book’, ‘Top selling author’, on it? I’m finding I see it more and more frequently. And I don’t have a problem with it providing that it’s true and still holds true. If a book briefly made a top 100 list then I don’t think it counts, especially when the book is currently hundreds of thousands in the opposite direction.
How do you feel about such claims?
I just can’t give any credit to an author who appears to be making them up. It really irks me! Maybe this is being over sensitive but as a reader I feel ripped off if you claim your book is a top 100 read when in reality it’s tanking!?!
As an author, I totally understand that that one day your book hit a top 100 or the top 100 is a HUGE day – I just don’t feel right using it as an advertising gimmick if it doesn’t stay in the top.
… I don’t know, how do you guys feel about it? Some of my favourite authors ARE top sellers or WERE and by that we’re talking millions of copies sold. Now that’s a feat that I feel is a legitimate reason to plaster ‘top seller’ across the title/blurb whatever. But if you just had an awesome day, that doesn’t really add up the same, at least not to this potential reader.
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