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nightzebra

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sales reports - real-time?
Posted: Apr 20, 2012 3:33 PM
 
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Hi. A friend told me he bought my book yesterday, but the month-to-date sales report shows no purchases. I'd like to know if the updates are made in real-time before I accuse him of lying.
notjohn

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Re: sales reports - real-time?
Posted: Apr 21, 2012 3:33 AM   in response to: nightzebra in response to: nightzebra
 
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The usual reason for this is that your friend is a liar. He downloaded the sample so he would have something nice to say.

That said, there is a delay of an hour or several hours before sales are posted--we think! It seems to vary.
intimeforwork

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Posted: Apr 30, 2012 11:34 AM   in response to: nightzebra in response to: nightzebra
 
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Thank you.
marcshoemaker

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Posted: Jun 21, 2012 3:10 PM   in response to: notjohn in response to: notjohn
 
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That's what I've discovered as well. If I had sold as many books as people have told me they have bought, life would be good.
myright2write

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Re: sales reports - real-time?
Posted: Jul 1, 2012 4:54 PM   in response to: nightzebra in response to: nightzebra
 
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There is still another explanation. I have a kindle and I have been playing around with the purchases of my own books, seeing how long it takes for a purchase to show up. When I make the purchase on Amazon it does not show up until I turn on my kindle and actually download the book. In one case I waited 2 days before I turned on my kindle. As soon as I did, the book showed up as a sale.
crazycatgrrl

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Re: sales reports - real-time?
Posted: Jul 2, 2012 8:13 PM   in response to: myright2write in response to: myright2write
 
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I bought a copy of my book, downloaded it to Kindle AND read it. And still no sales. Several people, several TRUSTED people, including family members told me they bought it, yet still nothing is showing. I am just wondering if there is any way to be sure we are being credited for our sales?
outsidernone

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Re: sales reports - real-time?
Posted: Jul 11, 2012 9:54 AM   in response to: nightzebra in response to: nightzebra
 
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I bought my book as soon as it was available and immediately showed up in the sales report on KDP
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