This week, while checking something on my Amazon UK book page for THE PRINCE’S MAN, I got a shock.
Instead of the 49 reviews it’s had for some time now, suddenly it was showing 77!
I know it’s selling steadily, but that’s a lot of new reviews all of a sudden, and I was eager to check them out. As I did so, I became confused – I could only find one new review.
Of course, every new review is precious, but what was going on with the numbers?
So I checked out the same page on Amazon US, and discovered 36 reviews had suddenly become 76.
And then I twigged – Amazon must have amalgamated reviews over the two sites.
Now before you tell me that the figures don’t add up (49 + 36 doesn’t = 77, or even 76) that I can explain.
Before Amazon became picky about readers only being able to review on their home site, many kind reviewers would leave the same review on both the US and the UK sites, so these duplicates have obviously been scrubbed.
But I don’t care! I’m thrilled with this positive step, because passing the 50 reviews, and then the 75 reviews is fantastic news, as these two magic figures have big implications for the visibility of a book. If you aren’t aware of this, take a look at this post from The Book Designer
I have no idea why the number differs between the two countries, but as it’s only by 1, I’m not stressing about it.
So here’s the latest addition to THE PRINCE’S MAN reviews – short but sweet.
5.0 out of 5 stars
Reviewed in the United States on January 2, 2020
Format: Kindle Edition
Very good story line. I liked the characters, even the surprised ending of who really was the Bastard. I recommend this book to anyone who loves fantasy.
I found myself picking of this book to see what will happen next. Looking forward to her next book.
See why I’m happy?
Word of warning: this doesn’t seem to be happening to all books/authors yet, so before you get too excited, I should check out your own review numbers first. Fingers crossed it’s the start of things to come for everyone.