It’s surprising to open an Amazon email and see one of your books at the top of the list among others Amazon appears to consider “similar” to it:
I screen grabbed as much of it as I could. Two unmistakably have “romance” in the title. I may have to “investigate” those, and others (I kept the email), to see what, err, I’m up against. 😉
And that second book? A novel about Rhodesia? Seriously?
In Passports, by sheer coincidence on a plane pre-take off between New York and Florida, there is a brief exchange about that former British colony. It is inspired by a conversation I was once part of with an elderly American widower who had been married to a Belgian woman:
Where novelists get material from, eh?
Clearly I received that email (which came to my real name that I “xxxx”d out above) because I’ve recently clicked on my Passports Kindle page due to that five day free promo. Having also moments ago visited that page again to write this post, I just spotted something else: that email list is obviously sourced from other titles visitors – like you! 🙂 – have browsed besides Passports:
Which makes sense. Naturally, prospective readers’ “click” choices contribute to Amazon’s “categories.” Amazon tracks us closely as we “meander” around the site, of course.
Have a good Thursday, wherever you are in the world. 🙂