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writerbn

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Book Report updates
Posted: Feb 16, 2017 10:02 AM
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For those of you who use Book Report, it's been updated with a bunch of new features, exactly what most of us have been asking for:

https://www.getbookreport.com/blog/all-time-sales-data

KDP should really just buy them out.
Diana Persaud

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Re: Book Report updates
Posted: Feb 16, 2017 10:20 AM   in response to: writerbn in response to: writerbn
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Liam is on Kboards right now answering questions.

http://www.kboards.com/index.php/topic,247757.0.html
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Re: Book Report updates
Posted: Feb 16, 2017 2:23 PM   in response to: writerbn in response to: writerbn
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Pretty cool. Love it.
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Posted: Feb 16, 2017 2:56 PM   in response to: writerbn in response to: writerbn
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Hi peeps,

It's awesome, worth the monthly fee. Jumping in celebration with you, guys.

Blessings,

Angelin
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Posted: Feb 16, 2017 7:47 PM   in response to: writerbn in response to: writerbn
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THis may sound crazy, but I've hit the All-time figure about six times this afternoon. :)
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Posted: Feb 17, 2017 5:45 AM   in response to: writerbn in response to: writerbn
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Its a kick! I'm addicted,
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Posted: Feb 17, 2017 6:10 AM   in response to: writerbn in response to: writerbn
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Another bonus: For those who like to keep historical copies, you can just highlight the tables in the historical report, copy, and paste into Excel.
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Posted: Feb 17, 2017 10:02 AM   in response to: writerbn in response to: writerbn
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writerbn wrote:
Another bonus: For those who like to keep historical copies, you can just highlight the tables in the historical report, copy, and paste into Excel.

True, but I'm anal enough to need to keep doing my own, more accurate reports. The problem with this, should you be trying to use it for bookkeeping purposes, is that it takes exchange rates at the day of the sale to calculate the payment. We get the exchange rate as it is on the pay the payment is processed in the bank two months later.

Don't get me wrong. I love it. It's better than it was, and I'm a happy customer.
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Posted: Feb 17, 2017 10:34 AM   in response to: Jonathan B in response to: Jonathan B
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That's true. I don't use it for accounting, but it does help to keep track of unit sales (and KENP). I used to compile my own records from the monthly reports, but got increasing lazy as the number of titles on my bookshelf grew larger.
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Posted: Feb 17, 2017 10:55 AM   in response to: writerbn in response to: writerbn
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writerbn wrote:
That's true. I don't use it for accounting, but it does help to keep track of unit sales (and KENP). I used to compile my own records from the monthly reports, but got increasing lazy as the number of titles on my bookshelf grew larger.

I know the feeling. I do three tallies: revenue by title, volumes sold by title, and revenue by vendor. It can take me a couple of hours to do the revenue by vendor, especially, thanks to those pesky international sales, and I always screw up the math at some point and have to figure out where I went wrong. :)
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Posted: Feb 18, 2017 11:40 AM   in response to: Jonathan B in response to: Jonathan B
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Jonathan B wrote:
writerbn wrote:
That's true. I don't use it for accounting, but it does help to keep track of unit sales (and KENP). I used to compile my own records from the monthly reports, but got increasing lazy as the number of titles on my bookshelf grew larger.

I know the feeling. I do three tallies: revenue by title, volumes sold by title, and revenue by vendor. It can take me a couple of hours to do the revenue by vendor, especially, thanks to those pesky international sales, and I always screw up the math at some point and have to figure out where I went wrong. :)

Hi Jonathan B,

This tallying business is almost a full-time job, isn't it? You must admit, it's a fun job.

Blessings,

Angelin

Jonathan B

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Posted: Feb 18, 2017 12:21 PM   in response to: angelina tan in response to: angelina tan
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angelina tan wrote:
Hi Jonathan B,

This tallying business is almost a full-time job, isn't it? You must admit, it's a fun job.

Blessings,

Angelin

Better than not having anything to tally! :)
writerbn

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Re: Book Report updates
Posted: Feb 21, 2017 6:44 AM   in response to: Jonathan B in response to: Jonathan B
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There seem to be a few "growing pains" lately, with reports lagging and not loading completely. I suppose it's inevitable, now that the data are stored on the Book Report servers, instead of on the user's computer.
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Re: Book Report updates
Posted: Feb 21, 2017 9:34 AM   in response to: writerbn in response to: writerbn
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Thank you for the tip about this. I've just had a play and realised it doesn't include KDP Print sales. I think that should be an easy feature to add and no doubt it will be added later. :)
I've sent them an email asking if they have any plans on this. One complication is KDP Print data is not shown in date order on the spreadsheets for some perverse reason. I'm sure this can be got around, but it will be a complication.
Cynthia E. Hurst

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Re: Book Report updates
Posted: Feb 21, 2017 11:19 AM   in response to: writerbn in response to: writerbn
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Thanks for sharing that! I'd never used it before, but I will from now on.
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