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Ellie

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Amazon KDP account is my personal Amazon login
Posted: Dec 15, 2017 12:31 PM
 
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Hey y’all! I have a question / concern.

I’ve read in a few other threads and Q/A that if you use your Amazon account for your Amazon KDP account, you can’t track the sales you make. Is this true or am I misreading something?

Because I’ve bought a copy of my book (this is my first novel I’ve ever published) and I bought another copy for a friend who paid me back. Another friend has bought a copy and showed me her confirmed order. None of these sales are showing up in the Reports tab and so far, my bank account hasn’t been charged like it normally would be. (Unless there’s a different process with KDP books for Amazon prime.)
Emily Veinglory

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Re: Amazon KDP account is my personal Amazon login
Posted: Dec 15, 2017 12:54 PM   in response to: Ellie in response to: Ellie
 
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if you are using one account, the information will be in that account under the Reports tab. But is this the same account you are posting from now? Because that one was created yesterday.

Edited by: Emily Veinglory on Dec 15, 2017 12:55 PM
Ellie

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Posted: Dec 15, 2017 12:58 PM   in response to: Emily Veinglory in response to: Emily Veinglory
 
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I’ve had my Amazon account that I make purchases from for 2 or more years now.

My KDP account just published my first novel and made it available as of today.

I just want to be sure I do this right so as I keep writing and putting books out, I can make sure I’m getting it all right and doing it right.

Do you know if changing details, like the description of the book on the Amazon page, changes the estimated delivery date? And how long it would take to be charged for the book itself? My account hasn’t been charged yet which I find odd as most Prime purchases are deducted 1-2 hours after submitting.
Donna St Felix

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Re: Amazon KDP account is my personal Amazon login
Posted: Dec 15, 2017 1:14 PM   in response to: Ellie in response to: Ellie
 
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Ellie wrote:
Do you know if changing details, like the description of the book on the Amazon page, changes the estimated delivery date?

No, it won't change the delivery date. They buyer will most likely get the edition that was for sale when the purchase order went in.

And how long it would take to be charged for the book itself? My account hasn’t been charged yet which I find odd as most Prime purchases are deducted 1-2 hours after submitting.

It is Christmas time. Usually, billing is delayed at the credit card companies.
Ellie

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Posted: Dec 15, 2017 1:24 PM   in response to: Donna St Felix in response to: Donna St Felix
 
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It’s my debit card, not a credit card.
Notjohn

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Posted: Dec 15, 2017 3:57 PM   in response to: Ellie in response to: Ellie
 
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Elie, don't worry about it.It's probably okay. And if it's not okay, there's nothing you can do about it.

Good luck! -- NJ

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http://notjohnkdp.blogspot.com
cdalebrittain

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Re: Amazon KDP account is my personal Amazon login
Posted: Dec 15, 2017 5:39 PM   in response to: Ellie in response to: Ellie
 
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Your mention of "shipped" makes me assume you mean a paperback. (Sorry, but the word "book" now has two meanings.)

Did you publish through KDP-print or CreateSpace? If CS, then sales will never show up on your KDP dashboard. Go to CS, and you'll see them there. This is true even though you buy from Amazon. (if you buy author-copies from CS, they are sold to you at cost and thus don't appear as sales, since they earn you zero.)

KDP-print sales appear fairly quickly (less than a day) on the graph as "orders" but not on the month-to-date report as "sales" until the book has been printed and shipped. (And sometimes after it has arrived...)

If you drop your KDP-print price to the absolute minimum, you will see nothing on Reports, because you are earning no royalties. (That's what absolute minimum means.)

Hope this helps! To answer your original question, using your long-standing Amazon account has no effect on being able to see your sales.
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