Amazon Ranking Gone Mad | March 2, 2006

I think the ranking system on must be broken as it currently shows CSS Mastery as being in the top 25 sellers!

CSS Mastery is ranked 19 on

Now that can’t be right!

Posted at March 2, 2006 11:42 AM


Martin Smith said on March 2, 2006 12:05 PM

Are you concerned that the bank balance doesn’t seem to tally with a top 25 best seller? :)

svinto said on March 2, 2006 12:49 PM

Doesn’t seems to strange seeing how great the book is. Also Amazon probably just looks back a few days to summarize their top sellers, so be happy as long as it lasts.

One of the CS webs makes IE puke when resized to quite small.

olly said on March 2, 2006 1:35 PM

Nice one Andy

“The 100 titles customers couldn’t live without in the last 24 hours”

Neil said on March 2, 2006 1:39 PM

That can only help sales. Fantastic stuff!

Jon Hicks said on March 2, 2006 1:41 PM

Wow that must have cost you a fair bit! ;o)

Seriously though, its a superb book that fills a particular need in the market. Why not?

Marc said on March 2, 2006 2:50 PM

Step aside please Ms Rowling.

Gena said on March 2, 2006 3:22 PM

Having just read it myself, I can’t see why it wouldn’t be there. Absolutely excellent!

Rob McMichael said on March 2, 2006 6:16 PM

I’ll have to get me one of them when I’m back in the UK! You just need to enter the top 25 in the US now $$$$ :D

Steve Woods said on March 2, 2006 7:53 PM

Isn’t it the sales rank for that particular day?

A good achievement nonetheless.

Tyson said on March 2, 2006 8:39 PM

The positioning explanations and grpahics are top-notch. I’ve been coding CSS for years and they cleared up some things for me.

The IE bug explanations and graphics, as well, are awesome.

That, alone, is worth the $35.

frencis said on March 2, 2006 11:16 PM

Nice one Andy, congratulations!

I’ve recently bought two copies! One for myself and one as a present for friend of mine. Can’t wait to get it and read trough.

mark lloyd said on March 3, 2006 12:09 AM

congratulations, it appears tht your hard work and your efforts have paid off.

Ilkka Harmanen said on March 3, 2006 6:27 AM

I am apalled! Only 19th! I’d figure it’s zoom right up to the top10. ;-) Great job!

paul haine said on March 3, 2006 10:27 AM

It’ll probably help that Amazon have just knocked the UK price down to about £15 as well (along with Jeremy’s DOM Scripting book).

paul haine said on March 3, 2006 10:31 AM

Not that I’m saying people will only buy it if it’s cheap, you understand. Though that was true of me. But then, I’m pretty tight.

Petros Dimitriadis said on March 3, 2006 10:54 AM

Expectations are getting bigger now Andy…
I have ordered the book from Greece and I will have to wait 1 month for delivery, I can’t wait.

Kevin Tamura said on March 3, 2006 7:01 PM

In the states it’s now backordered 2–5 weeks. adn ranked at 400.

John Alex Colon said on March 3, 2006 8:55 PM

The book is amazing. I just received it by mail two days ago and I can’t put it down. It’s being put to work in all my current projects and it reads smoothly as well, making it less of a chore to pick up than your average reference. Thanks for putting it out! Congrats, Andy

Nathan Smith said on March 3, 2006 9:13 PM

I can attest that this book is well worth the price, even more so if you ask me. I read it pretty much in one sitting. Congrats on the much deserved high Amazon ranking.

Adam said on March 5, 2006 12:41 AM

Forgot where I found out about this book (it was only about 30 minutes ago), but one thing I do know is, Ive ordered a copy of the book but have to wait “4 - 6 weeks” for it.

I guess good things come to those who wait.

Hatem said on March 5, 2006 9:29 AM

The rank is 33 now in amazon UK, and btw you can use this to track sales rank in the different amazon stores.

Greg said on March 6, 2006 5:05 AM

I ordered the book last week along with DOM Scripting - Canada Post ended up sending it back to amazon so now I’m out of luck for a few weeks. Argh.

Indranil said on March 6, 2006 2:00 PM

The book just arrived!! UK to India in 3 days! Cool!!
The book is all I wanted. And then a lot. Great work!

kevin said on March 7, 2006 12:42 AM

no worries, you are back to 175! But seriously, you deserved the ranking! the book is great.

Ben said on March 7, 2006 10:54 PM

Just as I was about to order it the mother’s gone up to £22! Disgraceful!

Craig Randall said on March 13, 2006 12:45 AM

It is great that people are actually getting more involved with css.

Robin Pelham said on March 24, 2006 9:10 AM

There is a copy in my local book store but it’s £23.99 or something, where as has it for £17.99 with free delivery. BUT they are out of stock! It says the book is being reprinted. Any idea how long i’d have to wait?

Adam said on March 30, 2006 9:30 AM

Books finally been dispatched and just noticed the price has just gone up :D should arrive today.