How can a 3-year-old book receive a positive rating from Kirkus, and even earn a Kirkus Star, yet still have almost no sales? I have a book coming out in a few months, and I thought if I had a positive Kirkus review, I would just promote it, and put everything on rise control from there.
The book to which I'm referring is called "Juggle and Hide." It's sales rank is over a million! Anything under 10,000 is considered good. This doesn't make sense to me. Even when you type the name of the book into Amazon's search field, you can type "Juggle and Hid" (without the "e" to complete the word, and it STILL doesn't autopopulate that single last letter. Even with the best reviews, it's as if the book doesn't exist! Can someone please explain this to me?