The good news: the second edition of Atheism-101 has finally gone live.

The great news: I’m not sure how or why, exactly, but people bought seven copies over the past few hours. I’m pretty sure my blog isn’t that popular (yet), so I guess I’ll just chalk it up to luck. I know, I know – seven sales is nothing to be excited about (at least in the “real” world), but hey – I only managed to sell 52 copies in March, so that’s quite a big spike in volume. That probably explains why my book’s rank jumped all the way to #13,277. That’s not exactly the coveted Top-100, but it’s not too bad, since there are over 750,000 books available on Kindle.

The not-so-great news: even though this is the second decade of the 21st century, it appears that the Internet is still really slow when it comes to updating things. Or maybe it’s just Amazon… I got a couple of blurbs for the book and didn’t want to upload them while the sloppy first edition was still up for sale. Now that the second edition is up, I decided to post the blurbs in the “reviews” section, but Murphy’s Law struck again. Turns out, it takes at least three days for the blurbs to get processed. That’s strange, since blurbs (or “reviews,” as Amazon insists on calling them) can’t be over 250 characters long, but hey – it’s their playground.

And now it’s time to start shameless self-promotion…