Friday

Title Z

Do you know about Title Z? It's a fast and simple site that gives your book's amazon.com rating. You can get a rating for your title, your name, and for your publisher in one clear and easy-to-read list. Fun, isn't it?

But, it's more than that. If you're planning a blog book tour, or any book promotion, you want to get a rating before you start as a benchmark, and then for every day of your tour. You also want to watch your rating after promotion to see what it's popularity is doing. This is a good measure of whether your efforts are helping sell your book. It's a numbers game, and this is only part of the equation.

So what's your book's rating today?

9 comments:

L. Diane Wolfe said...

I have the site bookmarked - and I can safely say that my next book is not even ranked due to the fact it doesn't come out until March 17th!

L. Diane Wolfe
www.circleoffriendsbooks.blogspot.com
www.spunkonastick.net

Beth Groundwater said...

I usually check my Amazon and Barnes & Noble rankings myself a couple of times a week. I logged into the site and gave it a try and got an error. Seems their "beta" version is still buggy.

Jane Kennedy Sutton said...

Thanks! I always wondered how to check ratings. I've got a way to go before The Ride hits their best seller list, but I love a challenge!! The site is now in my bookmarks.

Jane Kennedy Sutton
http://janekennedysutton.blogspot.com/

Annay Dawson said...

Thanks so much! It will make my day a lot simpler.

Katie Hines said...

I've never heard of this title z, but I know that Brian Porter must use it since he keeps pretty close tabs on where his book is in the rankings. I guess it'll be more important once my book finally comes out.

Joy said...

-frown- It didn't rate my book. I checked Amazon and, well, I haven't had but one sale so far so it's not a very pretty number, yet!

Joy Delgado
http://www.laughing-zebra-children-books.com
http://goingbeyondreading.blogspot.com/

Morgan Mandel said...

I'll need to go over and check both of my books, Two Wrongs, and Girl of My Dreams. Thanks for the tip.

Morgan Mandel
http://morganmandel.blogspot.com
http://www.morganmandel.com
http://twitter.com/morganmandel

Krista Tibbs said...

Thanks for the tip! This is so much more efficient than looking up the book on Amazon every day. Now I can ditch the Excel worksheet and spend more time reading blogs...

Christine Rose said...

Thanks for this! We'll be using it to track the progress of our book during our book tour!