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tigertigerburni...

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Want to track your sales?
Posted: Mar 13, 2012 7:48 PM
 
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I've found this site that could prove useful for tracking your sales on Amazon.

http://www.novelrank.com/

It takes a few hours to gather the current information and doesn't work on past sales, but it may be useful to some of you out there.
moongolly

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Re: Want to track your sales?
Posted: Mar 13, 2012 7:54 PM   in response to: tigertigerburni... in response to: tigertigerburni...
 
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What makes it different from tracking your sales on the Amazon website?

Jennie
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Re: Want to track your sales?
Posted: Mar 13, 2012 8:08 PM   in response to: moongolly in response to: moongolly
 
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Who knows until you try it... I suppose it's more novelty than anything at the moment, but it may develop into something bigger and better.
brandscaping

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Re: Want to track your sales?
Posted: Mar 13, 2012 9:14 PM   in response to: moongolly in response to: moongolly
 
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Jennie - I'm a fan of novelrank, too

you can see your .com and .co.uk sales at a glance, including current and previous month
and it's a more graphical interface, which some might prefer to the straight data from amazon.

That being said - I wouldnt rely 100% on the numbers from novelrank - but it's certainly a nice reference tool

j

just took another peek at it, and I can see my best rank/worst rank and average ranks. not sure what the time period is for the numbers, but it's another reason to give it a try

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1001nightspress

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Re: Want to track your sales?
Posted: Mar 13, 2012 10:34 PM   in response to: tigertigerburni... in response to: tigertigerburni...
 
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Novelrank is a bit less accurate than Amazon's own reporting. Remember, what they're really tracking is the sales ranking, and estimating from that. They don't have the actual book sales info. That you can get from Amazon. It's a good way to track other people's books, though.
muzski

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Re: Want to track your sales?
Posted: Mar 13, 2012 11:13 PM   in response to: 1001nightspress in response to: 1001nightspress
 
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The ranking is good but actual sales are way off, one of my books sold 6 times what novel rank is stating for Februray!!!
lendr

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Re: Want to track your sales?
Posted: Mar 14, 2012 1:04 AM   in response to: tigertigerburni... in response to: tigertigerburni...
 
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I tried it just to see and must say that at face value it looks okay. I even like the little barcode that allows me to check my stats via my BlackBerry.


What I don't like about it is that there doesn't seem to be a way to remove the book from the site. Does anyone here know how to do this?


[b]UPDATE:[/b] As per their FAQ...


[b]How do I remove my book from NovelRank?[/b]
Contact me at admin@novelrank.com and if you are the original author, I can remove it. However, be aware that it can be added again by anyone (I will not put blocks on tracking particular books).


I'm also not sure how comfortable I am with people being able to see a rough estimate of my sales. At this moment it's fine, as I sell about one copy every 70 years or so, but there will come a time when people will buy my books just to get rid of the annoying marketing and when that day comes, I'd like to keep it to myself...


Oh yes... and it seems that nothing prevents just about ANYONE to slap in your novel's URL and then just sit back and watch the figures. No verification. Nothing.


Not sure how anyone else feels about this...


Perhaps I'm just paranoid because I know that The Son of Perdition cometh ;) (see what I did there?) heh!


L


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moongolly

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Re: Want to track your sales?
Posted: Mar 14, 2012 4:21 PM   in response to: brandscaping in response to: brandscaping
 
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and it's a more graphical interface, which some might
prefer to the straight data from amazon.
Recently I discovered an interesting report on Amazon's Author Central. Click on the Sales Info tab then the link under your book title for a sales report graph from publishing date to current status.

Jennie :-)
1001nightspress

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Re: Want to track your sales?
Posted: Mar 14, 2012 7:21 PM   in response to: lendr in response to: lendr
 
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Well, anyone can see your Amazon sales rank on the Amazon page as well.
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