Blitzkrieg!!! On July 28th the history of the written word will take a diversionary path from which it may never recover, and you can be a part of it. It’s an Amazon Blitz, baby. [tent fingers diabolically while listening to “Ballroom Blitz” by The Sweet]
[dropcap2]T[/dropcap2]he Amazon Kindle store uses highly trained algorithmical bots to scour the site daily and adjust statistics according to popularity, and thus profitability to Amazon. When a book sells lots of copies in a short period of time, said book moves quickly up the Amazon rankings. Why, you may ask is this important? Basically, Amazon assumes that popularity is a good way to sift the best books from the chattel and give those books more promotional space on the site, thus increasing sales and profit.