Featured Book Donation Drive – Spring 2011

The picture to the right is me at a Meals on Wheels fundraising event, raising money to deliver meals to the homes of those in need. Besides NovelRank, this is one of the organizations I give back to and support, with my time and money. To that end, I’m writing today to ask for your support to keep NovelRank prospering in 2011. Donations have slowed enough that my hourly wage (hours working on NovelRank divided by donations dollars) has started going backwards and is now below $5 per hour.



In the last 6 months, NovelRank has made a large number of improvements, including: Research on sales rank myths, improved kindle sales estimate accuracy, improved social networking tie-ins, book analysis, CSV download and RSS feeds for user pages, sorting of books on user pages, added Amazon.co.uk Kindle book tracking, worldwide snapshot on user pages, and tons of little bug fixes and tweaks to speed up the website. I hope to continue in 2011 with an iPhone app, SMS/Email notifications of book sales, and greater support for Kindle books on Amazon.co.uk. done!

Of course, I’m happy to give something more in return, so here is what you can receive by donating: A coveted Featured Book spot on NovelRank, one of only 9 spots! Combined over the last 6 months, the books featured on the Track, FAQ, Publisher, Top 10, and Login have received a combined 341,000+ page views! The Track page accounts for 274,000 of those views in the last 6 months. To put that in perspective, this is 3 times the traffic expected during the last donation drive.


Donate $400 or more – You may choose 3 books to be rotated through all pages
Donate $150 – You may choose 1 book to be rotated on the Track page for each $150 donation
Donate $50 – You may have 1 book rotated through the FAQ, Publisher, Top 10, and Login pages


Optional: If you cannot use PayPal, use the NovelRank Supporters Amazon Wishlist.


Any donation amount will be accepted. The above amounts are simply reward levels. After donating, you can either email me or you will receive an email shortly after the donation asking you which book(s) will be included.

Thanks for contributing to this community supported website. All Featured Books will stay up till July 1, 2011 at a minimum. Note: The amount of page views received is not a fixed amount, but is dependent on the number of qualified donations and thus the number of books in rotation.

Mario Lurig
Creator, NovelRank.com

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    5 thoughts on “Featured Book Donation Drive – Spring 2011

    1. admin Post author

      I’ve replied to you via email since it is very specific to the current timing (and thus would be confusing as as comment).

    2. Patrick C Coulson

      Hi Mario – Have been using NovelRank for a short time and find it very helpful. OK if I contribute $50 to your website and therefore eligible for Featured Book spot when does my book start appearing and when does it stop? Kindest regards Patrick.

      Yes I will be contributing but will be awaiting your answer, Enough to say thank you for the service, but the $50 – we shall await your answer.

    3. admin Post author

      There is no minimum for supporting the site. I’ve updated the post to reflect this properly.
      Regarding donating a book for giveaway, the giveaway got backlogged quickly, so there is a year of books still to be given away, so I am not accepting new books at this time. Sorry!

    4. Robyn Gant

      Hi Mario,
      love your website! I sent you a donation hoping to help boost your below-minimum current wage before I saw the requested $50.00 donation for a featured book requirement. I’ll see what my funds look like next month for this. I would like to donate a hardcopy of my novel for one of your giveaways. How would I do that?

      Robyn Gant

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