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Oh Amazon, you're so silly.

Since GhosTV has been selling a few copies on Kindle, and since I just put it up there last Thursday, I've been watching GhosTV's page to see when actual rankings appear.

Have you guys ever seen those Kraft American cheese slices commercials where a little kid tries to explain how half a glass of milk gets into a cheese slice? The kid usually starts out really rational, saying, "First they take the milk..." and then it cuts to some wacky Rube Goldberg-like thing for a split second that makes no sense, and then it cuts back to the kid holding the cheese going, "And that's how they do it."

Getting your ebook on Amazon is a lot like that. It seems perfectly logical, and then the Rube Goldberg thing happens, and then you get what you get in terms of a page, rankings, recommendations, etc.

So I guess I'd just like to apologize to the authors of lesbian erotica, and all the gay erotica anthologies, that my book that is neither about lesbians, nor is it an erotica anthology, for elbowing in on your category. I chose the categories "fiction-gay" and "fiction-ghost." I guess we can blame the intermediary cheese steps for the bizarre application of those categories.

I'll enjoy that ghost ranking, though.

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cdn_tam
Feb. 28th, 2011 03:56 pm (UTC)
Victoria and Jackie solve crimes and track down ghosts? You have to wonder how stuff like that happens. Weird.
jordan_c_price
Feb. 28th, 2011 07:12 pm (UTC)
I'd love to read a story about girlfriend ghost hunters.
(Anonymous)
Feb. 28th, 2011 08:29 pm (UTC)
I can't figure out Amazon's system. I've tried to use their new releases feature to get ideas for new books but most of the new releases that I'm interested in in the GBLT category (including GhosTV) I can never find. It's full of the PWP variety. Um... I think I might have clicked on the 'ghost' tag but definitely not the 'lesbian' tag!;)
jordan_c_price
Mar. 1st, 2011 01:40 am (UTC)
The way things are ranked and displayed is always chalked up to some "algorithm" that no one will speak of.
egret17
Feb. 28th, 2011 11:45 pm (UTC)
LOL! It's like that old Far Side cartoon, with the scientist writing these elaborate equations on the board. He points at a weird squiggle and says, "And then a miracle occurs."
jordan_c_price
Mar. 1st, 2011 01:39 am (UTC)
Hey, I found it!
egret17
Mar. 1st, 2011 01:42 am (UTC)
Wow, considering how badly I misremembered the details... That's it! :D
jordan_c_price
Mar. 1st, 2011 01:59 am (UTC)
But you remembered the exact phrase - that's what counts.
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