Amanda Katz http://wdiy.org en Anxiety Ahoy: Amazon Now Ranks Author Popularity http://wdiy.org/post/anxiety-ahoy-amazon-now-ranks-author-popularity What is the point of the <a href="http://www.npr.org/books/bestsellers/">best-seller list</a>? Depends who you are. If you're a reader, it's a guide to what's popular — what's new, what your neighbors are buying, and what you might like to read next. If you're a publisher, it's a source of feedback and a sales tool: It tells you how your books compete, and gives you triumphs to crow about on paperback covers.<p>If you're an author, however, the best-seller list can feel awfully personal. It tells you how much the world values your work. Sat, 20 Oct 2012 11:03:00 +0000 Amanda Katz 9109 at http://wdiy.org Anxiety Ahoy: Amazon Now Ranks Author Popularity