Strange “ghost sales” on Amazon

So, as regular readers may know, I’ve written software which checks all of my titles for salesrank on a daily basis, and lets me know when it goes up.  Typically, this means that there’s been a sale within the past few hours.

The interesting thing is that over the past few days, I’ve seen several jumps in salesrank which have, in the past, always indicated a sale.  (I’m not talking about the +-1000 rank drift from recalculations, I’m talking about 40k+ jumps in rankings).  Yet, no sale is shown in the publishing reports.  This leads me to think that perhaps the reports are behind (I’m NOT talking about; that’s been behind for a while, I’m talking about or perhaps Amazon’s doing something new.





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