SFWA Treasurer, Amy Sterling Casil, Announces Utilization of “Atlanta Nights” Proceeds

In Amazon Rankings, Amazon Sales Rankings, Amy Sterling Casil, Atlanta Nights, Credibility, Filmmaker, Making Light, Propaganda, Rachael Saltzman, Reputation, Reputation Management, Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers Association, SFWA, Travis Tea on May 25, 2011 at 9:59 pm

Amy Sterling Casil, Treasurer, of the Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA), recently stated on a Making Light posting : “Just wanted to point up the fact that the Atlanta Nights proceeds so far have gone to the Emergency Medical Fund. That’s worth about 100,000 defamatory nattering nabobs.”

FACT: Atlanta Nights (the book) has a current Amazon Sales Ranking of 847,062. The book was published in 2005. If an Amazon Sales Ranking of 1,000,000 equates to 3 copies sold every 500 days and there’s been approximately 2190 days since publication, just how much is “100,000 defamatory nattering nabobs” really worth? Well, that may buy a few boxes of band-aids.

SIDE BAR: Update 5/16/11: “Atlanta Nights” UNFUNDED, $18,702 Shy of Funding Support

Rank Copies Sold/day
1 3000
10 650
100 100
1000 13
10,000 2.2 (11 copies every 5 days)
100,000 0.2 (1 copy every 5 days)
1,000,000 0.006 (3 copies every 500 days)
2,000,000 0.0001 (1 copy every 1000 days)


Making Light: The Write Agenda: The Wrong Company to Keep.” Patrick & Teresa Nielsen Hayden. Web. 25 May 2011. <>.

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