January 17, 2006
Looking for "Naked Conversations"I was in the Borders at Crossroads Mall today, just up the street from Microsoft, and I asked about Robert Scoble and Shel Israel's new blogging book, Naked Conversations. They didn't have it in stock, but the guy said they had ordered it. Only 4 copies through...don't they know they are in Microsoft's backyard? I asked where they were going to shelve it and he said it was marked "promo" which means on the tables right where you walk in. I think the book may have a bit of a shelving problem, meaning it's not clear where exactly it should go. Is it a web book, a management book, a technology industry book, etc. Although I noticed there are now enough podcasting books that they get their own section, so the blogging books should get theirs also.
I see that the book's sales rank on Amazon is hovering around 1000. I recall that when Find the Bug came out the sales rank was more like 600. I assume Naked Conversations is selling a lot more than mine, so I bet this means that Amazon has once again shuffled how they create the rankings. It seems that books now move slower but will probably then linger at a higher ranking for longer.
Not that it's much of an issue for me since both my books now have 6-digit rankings. Not much ego boosting there.
Posted by AdamBa at January 17, 2006 09:59 PM
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Er, there isn't a Borders at C-Road. ITYM Barnes & Noble.
Posted by: Ricky at January 17, 2006 11:14 PM
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Why would anyone buy a BOOK about blogs for ****'s sake?
Posted by: Drew at January 18, 2006 01:04 AM
Ricky: Right, Barnes & Noble. It was big, the shelves were dark...
Posted by: Adam Barr at January 18, 2006 05:39 AM
I bought a used copy of "Proudly Serving" and enjoyed it. I donated it my local library. I'm not sure if they stocked it though, I don't see it in the card catalog. Bummer. They have "Mount Fuji".
Posted by: Brian at January 19, 2006 11:49 AM