21 June 2008
Passion Saving the Path to Plentiful Free Time and Soul-satisfying Work (Hardcover)
by Rob Bennett
Sales rank: 2,773,436
Amazon price: $9.99, "Comments: Absolutely brand new, still in shrink wrap!
What Amazon sales rank means:
Morris Rosenthal: "I've seen ranks as low as the mid-three millions for books that have sold a single copy... Nobody outside of Amazon knows EXACTLY how many copies of a given title are sold in a given time period, and since ranks are relative to each other, it's a constantly moving target. The idea behind my reverse-engineering the ranking system was always to give rough idea of how a title was selling, not an exact number.
This chart clearly is non-linear, but we would be overly polite, generous, and enormously optimistic to say it appears that Rob's book is selling up to one copy per year through this channel (Amazon).