Amazon Book Bomb

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Description

To support their promotion efforts and boost excitement, some book authors wanted to present their blog visitors a real-time display of their Amazon.com book ranking throughout the day, during their pre-release "book bomb" (the practice of concentrating all purchases on a single day in order to get on the top-seller lists)

This XML widget fit the bill, pinging the Amazon.com API every minute to update throughout the day.