The newly introduced subcategories for historical fiction (see this post for more) have catapulted yet another of my titles onto an Amazon.com category bestseller list, for Under the Knout has made it into the top 25 works of historical fiction set in Russia.
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #97,017 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
Though if I might say so, that is a weird list. For example, while I, Putin by Jennifer Ciotta is certainly set in Russia, it is not historical, even if it is set during Vladimir Putin’s first presidency. And while classics like The Collected Works of Ivan Turgenev or Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy may seem like historical fiction now, they were contemporary when written. Still, it’s not all that often I get to share a bestseller list with Leo Tolstoy, Boris Pasternak, Ivan Turgenev, Fyodor Dostoyevsky and Nicolai Gogol.