See, this is why I keep telling people that Glenn “Instapundit” Reynolds is the secret king of online bookselling: He mentions that he received The Android’s Dream — just that it’s arrived in the mail, mind you — and the Amazon ranking shoots up to 1500 (or so) in three hours. Boing, there it goes. Damn, he’s good.
Update, 3:00pm: Now it’s at 699. All hail the Instabounce!
Update, 4:00pm: 542! Yes, now I’m just being obsessive-compulsive.
Update, 6:00pm: 515. I can quit anytime.
Update, 7:00pm: 504. Oh noes! I’m plateauing!
Update, 8:00pm: 451. Help me! It’s a sickness!
Update, 9:00pm: 442. Dude, I just totally passed a Star Wars novel on the Amazon SF bestsellers list. Hah!
Update, 10:00pm: 414. One thing I’ve noticed about the Amazon SF/F bestseller list, incidentally, is how 1984, Fahrenheit 451 and Brave New World are always lurking about in the top 25. Dystopia never goes out of style.
Update, 11:00pm: 440. Clearly, the sales death spiral has begun. Off to bed before the black depression strikes.