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Yvette Bostic

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Is there a way to see the number of Sample downloads?
Posted: Dec 7, 2017 4:52 AM
 
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Does anyone know if there's a way to see how many sample downloads a book has had? Or possibly even how many prospective readers have used the "Look Inside" feature for a book?
Joseph M Erhardt

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Re: Is there a way to see the number of Sample downloads?
Posted: Dec 7, 2017 5:32 AM   in response to: Yvette Bostic in response to: Yvette Bostic
 
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For us, no.
Notjohn

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Re: Is there a way to see the number of Sample downloads?
Posted: Dec 7, 2017 10:18 AM   in response to: Yvette Bostic in response to: Yvette Bostic
 
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All that kind of information has a cash value, and Amazon (nor other e-tailers) isn't about to share it.

(Don't trust KDP to publish a print edition. Don't trust CreateSpace to publish an ebook. Each does one thing well and the other thing poorly.)

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Yvette Bostic

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Re: Is there a way to see the number of Sample downloads?
Posted: Dec 7, 2017 10:27 AM   in response to: Yvette Bostic in response to: Yvette Bostic
 
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Thanks for the info! That's disappointing, but I should have expected it.
Laura

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Re: Is there a way to see the number of Sample downloads?
Posted: Dec 7, 2017 10:44 AM   in response to: Yvette Bostic in response to: Yvette Bostic
 
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I don't know about anywhere else because I've only published on KDP and Smashwords, but Smashwords gives authors some useful info. On my SW dashboard I can click on links to graphs for number of full and sample downloads, as well as page views.There's also SEO information such as "What have the search engines seen?" "What pages link to this book?" "General searches: book title and book title + author name."
Yvette Bostic

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Re: Is there a way to see the number of Sample downloads?
Posted: Dec 14, 2017 3:58 AM   in response to: Yvette Bostic in response to: Yvette Bostic
 
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I sent an email to Amazon and was told there is not a mechanism for them to provide that information to authors.
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