At the Starting Gate

Not really sure how the figures are calculated, but I watched my book at Amazon’s starting gate with a sales ranking of over #90,000.

That means that 90,000 books had higher sales than Copper Star.

As the day progressed, that number dropped, dropped, dropped…down to #10, 173…meaning that 10,000 books had higher sales.

Hmmm…let me re-think this. It means that Copper Star beat out 3,989,827 books!!! There are at least 4,000,000 books listed on Amazon.

Yep, I like that better!

I have read how authors get obsessive about those hourly rankings. I don’t think I’ll fall into that category…there’s something kind of amusing about it!

But I am grateful for every person who bought (or will buy) my book. And hope you’ll read it!

About Suzanne

Suzanne Woods Fisher writes bestselling, award winning fiction and non-fiction books about the Old Order Amish for Revell Books. Her interest in the Plain People began with her Old Order German Baptist grandfather, raised in Franklin County, Pennsylvania. Suzanne's app, Amish Wisdom, delivers a daily Amish proverb to your phone or iPad. She writes a bi-monthly column for Christian Post and Cooking & Such magazine. She lives with her family in California and raises puppies for Guide Dogs for the Blind. To Suzanne's way of thinking, you can't take life too seriously when a puppy is running through your house with someone's underwear in its mouth.


  1. Anonymous says:

    Math is a wonderful thing.

  2. Anonymous says:

    I just randomly came upon this blog by clicking the “next blog” button. The first one was a soccer blog in a language I didn’t understand. This was the second one. I thing it’s totally serendipitous to find your blog because I am also a writer. My deadline for my first book is on June 30th, and I feel like my head is going to spin off. I love how excited you are, because that will be me in another few months! Good Luck!


  3. Suzanne says:

    Katie–Tell me more about your upcoming book! Shoot me an e-mail at:

    Congratulations, too! Thanks for taking the time to comment.

  4. Anonymous says:

    Hi Suzanne,
    I’m so excited about your first novel! Of course I bought it right away from Amazon. When can I get you to sign it for me?
    We just returned from Hawaii on Saturday night. Can you believe Erik had to work there?
    Good luck on your book sales. I’m anxious to read it.