So things like Arena Fighters (Rule Book) from M. R. Mathias really piss me off. Why? Here's the screenshot at DriveThruRPG:
Look Ma! It's a #1 Amazon Bestseller! It must fucking rock!
So, it went up on OBS August 10th, 2016. That's yesterday. When did it go up on Amazon to make the bestseller list?
It went up on August 4th, 2016. Wow, less that a week and it made #1 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Humor & Entertainment > Puzzles & Games > Science Fiction & Fantasy Gaming > Dungeons & Dragons. Er? Okay.
And it is #1 in that very specific category. 1 of 1 that is.
That's it. Its the only book in the category.
Its 2 of 2 in Changleing. How it dropped there, no f'n idea.
So no, asshole, Arena Fighters is NOT a #1 bestseller. Its in a category unto itself.
Is the author prolific when it comes to Kindle Fantasy Fiction? Yes.
Is he awesome? Just read what he has to say about himself:
Eh, might be hard to read as a screenshot:
M.R. Mathias rose from unknown to award-winning, best-selling author at a pace most authors can only dream about. He is a prolific writer of epic fantasy novels, novellas, and short stories. Despite his busy writing, publishing, and promotional schedule Mathias continues to aid his fellow indie authors by posting about their books at Twitter and Facebook etc.
He shared his considerable knowledge of self-promotion in publishing The First Ten Steps. The book has become an important indie guide for navigating the often murky waters of using social media sites to get your eBook in front of avid readers.
Mathias has taken cross promotion to a new level in his "Indie Kindy" giveaways where he gives away a FREE Kindle Touch and or Kindle Fire loaded with independently published books. These events create a great deal of interest for the authors involved and to independently published books as a whole.
I can't speak for his fiction, but his first gaming release on OBS is a social media fail.