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jim31723

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Total sales and downloads report
Posted: Jul 28, 2013 1:02 PM
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Is there a report that shows the total number of downloads and sales for a particular book?
Thank you.
Notjohn

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Posted: Jul 28, 2013 1:12 PM   in response to: jim31723 in response to: jim31723
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Mary Dykes

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Posted: Jul 29, 2013 9:02 AM   in response to: Notjohn in response to: Notjohn
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Is there another way of learning this information without buying the book? Or are we allowed to market our work here?
gldrummond

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Posted: Jul 29, 2013 9:35 AM   in response to: Mary Dykes in response to: Mary Dykes
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You could use his response: "Download the monthly reports and add the totals together."
Leo Taylor

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Posted: Aug 5, 2013 9:48 AM   in response to: gldrummond in response to: gldrummond
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I was just thinking of asking this question. Outside of writing, I am a business owner, and I know Amazon is a very large company with some smart people operating the company. I have to ask the question. Why are these reports so limited? Why can we not see total sales? As well as graphs? or other reports?

Just seems rather limited

Edited by: Leo Taylor on Aug 5, 2013 9:48 AM
cdalebrittain

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Re: Total sales and downloads report
Posted: Aug 5, 2013 11:25 AM   in response to: Leo Taylor in response to: Leo Taylor
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Some ebook sites (like Kobo) do give you lifetime total sales. Others, like Amazon and B&N, don't.

I think for the two that started as booksellers long before they became ebook sellers (Amz and B&N), they just used the model that traditional publishers use--how many books were sold this month, how much do I owe you.

It's actually kind of fun adding up one's sales. You can make your own spreadsheet and manipulate it however you like.
Rachel L. Hamm

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Re: Total sales and downloads report
Posted: Aug 12, 2013 9:33 AM   in response to: cdalebrittain in response to: cdalebrittain
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I'm guessing that means we have to do our own conversions, too, huh? I just downloaded my July Report (my first one, yay!) and I was bummed to see that Canada's and UK's sales were listed in their currency. I thought it would be converted so I could get an understanding of the total.

Does that mean that when I get paid those royalties, I'll be getting 3 separate payments - one from US, one from Canada, and one from the UK?
thrasherll

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Re: Total sales and downloads report
Posted: Aug 12, 2013 9:49 PM   in response to: Rachel L. Hamm in response to: Rachel L. Hamm
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It might be helpful for you to reread "Section 5.4 Royalties and Payments" of the KDP Terms and Conditions (the contract that we agree to when we publish on KDP). Section 5.4 has all the details about how and when you get paid.

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