Monday, August 1, 2011

SFWA Treasurer, Amy Sterling Casil, Announces Utilization of “Atlanta Nights” Proceeds

In Amazon RankingsAmazon Sales RankingsAmy Sterling CasilAtlanta NightsCredibilityFilmmakerMaking Light,PropagandaRachael SaltzmanReputationReputation ManagementScience Fiction & Fantasy Writers AssociationSFWA,Travis Tea on May 25, 2011 at 9:59 pm
Amy Sterling Casil, Treasurer, of the Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA), recently stated on a Making Light posting : “Just wanted to point up the fact that the Atlanta Nights proceeds so far have gone to the Emergency Medical Fund. That’s worth about 100,000 defamatory nattering nabobs.”
FACT: Atlanta Nights (the book) has a current Amazon Sales Ranking of 847,062. The book was published in 2005. If an Amazon Sales Ranking of 1,000,000 equates to 3 copies sold every 500 days and there’s been approximately 2190 days since publication, just how much is “100,000 defamatory nattering nabobs” really worth? Well, that may buy a few boxes of band-aids.
RankCopies Sold/day
10,0002.2 (11 copies every 5 days)
100,0000.2 (1 copy every 5 days)
1,000,0000.006 (3 copies every 500 days)
2,000,0000.0001 (1 copy every 1000 days)
Making LightThe Write Agenda: The Wrong Company to Keep.” Patrick & Teresa Nielsen Hayden. Web. 25 May 2011. <>.