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Chuck Ripka

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CreateSpace titles "ships in 5 days", but I see sales, how?
Posted: Dec 23, 2017 4:51 PM
 
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Hello folks, so it seems like many of POD titles on Amazon are being backed up due to high demand ... it says books will ship in 5 days, and I thought I wouldn't be seeing any sales until the bottleneck is gone, but I still do some sales activity. How is this possible? I thought CS sales were recorded only after Amazon ships the item, and I've been expecting to see a jump on sales report after the traffic jam. Any thoughts?
Emily Veinglory

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Re: CreateSpace titles "ships in 5 days", but I see sales, how?
Posted: Dec 23, 2017 5:07 PM   in response to: Chuck Ripka in response to: Chuck Ripka
 
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If the listing is live, the book can sell.
LON R BOYD

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Re: CreateSpace titles "ships in 5 days", but I see sales, how?
Posted: Dec 23, 2017 6:40 PM   in response to: Chuck Ripka in response to: Chuck Ripka
 
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Sales in Create space are posted when the book ships, not when ordered. Perhaps someone ordered your book five days before the sale is posted.
Notjohn

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Re: CreateSpace titles "ships in 5 days", but I see sales, how?
Posted: Dec 24, 2017 3:47 AM   in response to: Chuck Ripka in response to: Chuck Ripka
 
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Perhaps they sold on Barnes & Noble, Book Depository, Books-a-Million?

One of the many, many virtues of CreateSpace!

(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.)

Good luck! -- NJ

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Notjohn

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Re: CreateSpace titles "ships in 5 days", but I see sales, how?
Posted: Dec 29, 2017 4:35 AM   in response to: Notjohn in response to: Notjohn
 
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The logjam seems to have broken. I had three sales yesterday on Amazon.com of a title that hadn't sold a copy in a week. I hope they weren't Christmas gifts!

Barnes & Noble sales (well, "expanded distribution," but probably B&N) sales are also coming in.

(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.)

Good luck! -- NJ

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http://notjohnkdp.blogspot.com
Ralph E Vaughan

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Re: CreateSpace titles "ships in 5 days", but I see sales, how?
Posted: Dec 29, 2017 5:26 AM   in response to: Chuck Ripka in response to: Chuck Ripka
 
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Your CreateSpace sales are credited when payments are processed, notably those sales via Extended Distri*bution.
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