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The Bad Astronomer
2002-May-05, 06:47 PM
This is pretty cool: You can track the Amazon ranking of the book at Amazonscan.com (http://1.amazonscan.com/scan/details.php?asin=0471409766). It lets you look at the stats of the book as it rises and falls in the ranks.

2002-May-05, 11:09 PM

This is also a graph of the BA's income. /phpBB/images/smiles/icon_razz.gif

BTW, did anyone else here buy the book from somewhere other than Amazon? I got mine from a regular book shop. I had to order it because it had only just come out, but I notice that quite a few book shops now stock it on their shelves in the Astronomy section. It's usually with that book by Chaikin, Full Moon and, strangely, Dark Moon. I havn't found it in silly sections yet, with the books by Mary Bennett about dreams and stuff like that, so that's encouraging. I might check to see if our Libraries have it yet.

What is Amazon anyway?

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2002-May-06, 03:23 PM
I got mine in the local Barnes & Noble.

2002-May-07, 10:17 PM
Wow, that graph above changes day by day. Cool.

2002-May-07, 10:51 PM
johnwitts wrote:
"BTW, did anyone else here buy the book from somewhere other than Amazon?"

Yup. Tower Books on Broadway in Sacramento, California.

What is Amazon anyway?

This is Amazon (http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/tg/stores/detail/glance/-/gifts/B000058CBI/ref%3Dbr%5Flf%5Fli%5F1%5F3/026-2588788-3171610).


2002-May-07, 11:01 PM
What, a site that sells Xena Warrior Princess vids?

Cool. /phpBB/images/smiles/icon_smile.gif

2002-May-08, 04:56 AM
I went to Borders. I too had to order it. The book had only been out less than a week.
Want to know how silly these people are? The put James Randi's books with somethings called "Metaphysics". Mostly its stuff about Tarot and astrology.

Another Phobos
2002-Jun-11, 10:06 PM
That's one funky y-axis. If you're curious (I was), the explanation is this...

"The lower the number, the higher the sales for that particular title. " (a ranking with #1 at the top)

The Bad Astronomer
2002-Jun-11, 11:19 PM
Well, it is tracking ranking, after all.

The book was hovering at about 300 yesterday for some time. The Art Bell show is to thank for that.

2002-Jun-14, 04:04 AM
I got it at Barnes and Noble.

You're in Good Company, BA.

They had it Right Next to, Stephen Hawking's, New Book!