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Emily Conner

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If someone buys your book...
Posted: May 25, 2017 9:25 AM
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Can someone tell me if you get notified if someone buys your ebook? I just published, but I know of 2 people that have bought my ebook but I can't find a record of it anywhere. How do you find this kind of info or track sales, reviews, etc.
Also, if I wanted to gift my ebook to someone, how can I do that? I know you need a code. Thx
writerbn

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Re: If someone buys your book...
Posted: May 25, 2017 9:49 AM   in response to: Emily Conner in response to: Emily Conner
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At the top of this page, click "Reports".

Also, as C Dale says, read the thread titled "Know Your Reports and Sales". It will help.

You don't need a code to gift your book; go to the book page on Ama*zon and click the "give as a gift" button. The recipient will be notified by e-mail, but they can use the gift amount to purchase something else, if they choose.
Notjohn

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Re: If someone buys your book...
Posted: May 25, 2017 1:11 PM   in response to: Emily Conner in response to: Emily Conner
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I know of 2 people that have bought my ebook but I can't find a record of it anywhere'

Your friends lie to you. Your family lies to you. At most, they read the free sample so they'll have something nice to say.

Or perhaps their credit card was refused.

And if they actually did buy the book, get the transaction number and complain to Support.

Good luck! -- NJ

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Emily Veinglory

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Re: If someone buys your book...
Posted: May 25, 2017 1:55 PM   in response to: Notjohn in response to: Notjohn
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Just to reiterate, we have seen -- many times -- on this forum cases where people told an author they had bought the book... but they hadn't. Sad but true. They are assuming you have enough sales that their polite lie won't be obvious.
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