Okay, to be honest, sales of books are not like movie ticket sales that actually announce totals to promote. If you want to know how well a book is really doing you need to pay 60 grand for access to that type of info. Why? Because a literary award winning book might only sell 500 copies. Compared to that, a crap novel that sells 2000 copies can be considered a BEST SELLER. Anyway, waiting for a self published to go number one. Obviously, e-readers have lessened expectations of downloaders. There are spelling mistakes/ fact errors in these books, so hire an editor. And a jacket cover artist. The book industry vultures may also be pushing these selfies into the list just to push e readers. Who cares? Writers there is hope. You can make 70 percent to amazon's 30 percent. F agents. On another note, you male teacher/professor types that read outdated shist, you annoy me. Don't give students Shakespeare if a students goal is to be relevant today. Sure, there is a lot to learn about symbolism and foreshadowing, but a degree doesn't matter to an agency, so stop fooling aspiring folk. If you are one of the long winded, long sentence lovers, what modern stuff can you introduce? Bret Easton Ellis? Chuck Palahniuk. Fans of these authors generally only read these authors. And yet, they are awesome. If you are a male writer, not gay, do you cater to mid age women, big question? The smell of books, love it. But ******** it. Experiment. Let language do what automatic movie images cant. And yeah, hire an editor, cheapo. Romance doesn't haven't to be about lovers, it can be about community coming together. Rant almost over. Okay, now it's done.