One of my fellow writers of erotica mentioned to me something about the top 100 Amazon authors, which I didn’t even realize was a thing. But it is a thing. Amazon tracks metrics that determine who the top authors are on the Amazon store for any given date. There is a chart with a history and you can look at it and you can fuss with the time length. So, of course, I went to the site to futz with the chart.
I’m a Top 100 Amazon author for erotica! Hahha, get the fuck out of here!
I didn’t even realize. It happened last August and I didn’t know. August 4, 2015, to be exact.
On that day, I topped out at author #39, a personal best.
It lasted for a day. Well, actually, on August 5 I was author #91.
So, two days.
I attribute my success to being published in Larry Duplechan’s fine collection of stories, Best Gay Erotica 2014, which featured my story Five-Finger Discount. Larry is a fabulous editor, by the way, and a pleasure to work with. I think Best Gay Erotica 2014 had a really good month in August, and (I guess) between that and my regular sales, it pushed me up the charts.
One day I hope to hit those heights again, but I didn’t want to let this accomplishment pass without a mention.