Thank you for using Genre Report. I hope you’ve gotten something out of it. It’s been a blast meeting so many terrific people. What few know is that there’s just me and quite a few services running 24x7x365 to harvest and crunch the numbers that are used to make up GenreReport. While developing and maintaining the site is fun, there’s a cost to keeping the lights on, and I’ve spent what I can spend.
Where to go from here? I’d considered charging a subscription service, but like many of you, I’m an author with a day job and only have a small slice of time that I can devote to writing. Sensitive to how I spend my time, I’ve decided to keep GenreReport free, but I’m asking for donations to help with the monthly costs.
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What had begun as an exercise to broaden my 'day job' skillset has since turned into a whole lot more. With interests in some newer technologies, I decided on building an application using very basic data (and readily availbable) such as bestseller rank, price, page count, etc. Soon, I discovered some very interesting relationships in those numbers. Whether Amazon, Kobo, or even Apple, the numbers on each product page can tell a great deal more once it's been charted for comparison.
What is the idea behind Genre Report? I've always been interested in what numbers like the bestseller ranking could tell us if we applied some basic grouping and comparisons across many categories. I also wanted to see what the data looked like when graphed. When I'd started the app, I was between books and thinking about which genre I wanted to work in next. I decided this would make for a great opportunity to learn some new skills while using real data.
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