The Vagaries of Amazon: Becoming a Bestselling Author

Had quite a fun ride with my latest story — Midlife Glitch — a 20k word short about an older man and a younger woman. Reviews were generally good, although as expected a book about an affair between a 54  year-old man and a 18 year-old young woman triggered some people’s “ick factor.” Anyway, the story sold like nothing I’ve ever written before. It surged to #1994 in the paid Kindle store, which is pretty amazing for me.

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And that brought me into the top 100 erotica authors on Amazon for the first time. I think I topped out at #82 or so. Didn’t get a screen cap of that number, but anyway, trust me on it. Screen Shot 2015-02-13 at 5.37.02 PM

 

So, I guess I get to call myself a bestselling author now?

But the weird thing is that I have no idea why this book sold so much better than the others. I have a couple of new things in the works — including an interracial, wife-sharing that I am quite happy with. So I guess we’ll see if my success with Midlife Glitch carries over.

You can, as always, check out all my books at Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Ben-Boswell/e/B00HSM15SY/

And if you have any idea why Midlife Glitch did so well, I’d be delighted to hear it.

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