Random thought today. Been seeing a lot of books published with Kindle bestseller on the cover. A LOT. To me, Kindle bestseller means the general Kindle 100. But there are so many subcategories, it’s entirely possible to be a bestseller in something as soon as your book comes out. But that’s never on the cover. Just bestseller.
This kind of truth stretching isn’t limited to books, either. This morning, I saw a promo for Revolution and the 29 MILLION people who tuned in. They don’t tell you that’s the cumulative amount of viewers over the course of multiple airings. They make it sound like that many people tuned in for one night.
But back to my point.
I’ve seen enough of this stuff in books that I gloss right over any mention of bestseller. And that really sucks because it would be cool to have “Kindle Bestseller” on a book, but it’s gotten so diluted, it seems kind of meaningless. On the other hand, it could be a good thing because it forces a book to be good on it’s own merits. And if it gets on the coveted list, it earned it’s place there.
But I have zero books published, so maybe I don’t know what I’m talking about. Thoughts?