I've always wondered about this. Have you?
BEST SELLER! of what? where?
So, you've seen it. The countless authors post, advertisement for books, and front cover blurbs screaming...I'M A BEST SELLER (so you should by my books).
I don't even stop to consider the what, the where or the why. BUT what I do is, I 'take notice' and store it in the back of my mind with my expectation that 'THIS BOOK WILL BE GOOD'.
So, when you see a book or an author shouting that they are a best - seller, do you have HIGH expectations?
Are you angry when they aren't met?
Well I am a little miffed.
WHY I DON'T SHOUT about my BEST SELLER successes
I personally feel as though a reader is already picky. If they enjoy the genre, they back cover blurb, and specific elements of my work, me shoving in their face that 'everyone else liked it - so will you' will make no difference.
With that said, I have topped some Amazon's sales charts as a best seller. I even have the pictures to prove it, lol! And to me it means a lot because that was a dream realized.
AS A READER....DOES IT MATTER TO YOU?