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Why are we seeing kindle store sales ranking changes for newspapers, magazines, and blogs?

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Why are we seeing kindle store sales ranking changes for newspapers, magazines, and blogs?

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It seems that Amazon changed how they rank periodicals by counting either number of sales per quarter or number of sales per month (probably the former given the huge inceases). The Possible Motivations? • Perhaps to be more fair to newspapers since a subscription should be valued more than a one-off purchase. • Give newspapers and magazines more visibility. • Increase sales of periodicals and get more newspapers and magazines on board. • People were overly dependent on the bestsellers list (we’ve discussed this effect in the iPhone App Store just recently). While this is more fair to periodicals it does introduce a few negatives – • It could potentially clutter up the bestsellers list. • Its obviously an attempt to pump up periodical sales. Overall, it’s interesting to see Amazon tweak the sales rankings, and it really does hint at the importance of sales rankings and bestseller lists.

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