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cdalebrittain

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Re: Book Sales Not Showing UP
Posted: Oct 21, 2014 6:11 PM   in response to: Linda L Broberg in response to: Linda L Broberg
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You are getting royalties now (end of October) for sales made in August. So if your ranking hasn't changed since August, it's because you haven't made a sale since August. Sorry you aren't selling better!
Strangelove

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Re: Book Sales Not Showing UP
Posted: Oct 21, 2014 6:21 PM   in response to: Linda L Broberg in response to: Linda L Broberg
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There's definitely something fishy going on.

Yes Linda, it's all a conspiracy by Amazon just for the benefit of you and the other members of the Flat Earth Society.
Linda L Broberg

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Re: Book Sales Not Showing UP
Posted: Oct 21, 2014 8:05 PM   in response to: cdalebrittain in response to: cdalebrittain
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I sold a book on Oct. 14th...last week. My report shows the sale, but my ranking doesn't reflect it. I know it's only one sale, but it still shows in the rankings.

Oh, and thanks for reminding me how long it takes to get royalties...I guess I'd forgotten, since it's been so long...
12lightz

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Re: Book Sales Not Showing UP
Posted: Oct 22, 2014 8:33 PM   in response to: Linda L Broberg in response to: Linda L Broberg
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I have to agree... something seems wrong. I came across this problem a few weeks ago. Actually, I had a sale last night on the graph, but it never, at least to this point, showed up in my actual sales (and yes, I am reading the report correctly). Sales were so off, I felt inclined to buy my own book to see if it worked. Again, the graph showed the sale but the sale itself didn't show up on the report (nor did the ranking change). Unlike some people, I'm not convinced of any conspiracy theories, then again, it's clear something appears wrong with the system... not sure what yet. I'm going to investigate this further. I've had other people tell me they bought books but the sales didn't show up there either... I don't take that to heart, since alot of people claim to buy books but never do. However, something does appear wrong so I'll investigate it a little further. Hope the book woes go away either way. Recently I read some reports that the entire book business was down... people were so loaded up with books discounted and free, they didn't have any more room on their Kindles. Perhaps the market sunk under the weight. ahhh.. hope for the best.
Don_Dennis

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Re: Book Sales Not Showing UP
Posted: Oct 22, 2014 9:19 PM   in response to: 12lightz in response to: 12lightz
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I wouldn't worry too much about it, the graph tends to lag the actual store report, sometimes by several days. CDB has placed an explanation here that describes what happens. My graph showed a burst of sales on Monday, an it's taken until today for these to catch up.

DD
jane simpson

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Re: Book Sales Not Showing UP
Posted: Oct 25, 2014 10:29 PM   in response to: Derrick W. Jack... in response to: Derrick W. Jack...
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I too know that I have sales which are not showing up. I buyer has left a great review, so must have made a sale there, but where are they?
cdalebrittain

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Re: Book Sales Not Showing UP
Posted: Nov 2, 2014 2:47 PM   in response to: jane simpson in response to: jane simpson
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Look for the thread, "Reports - Sales- Help for the Confused" in the General Questions thread. It will help you.
Margaret Rose

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Re: Book Sales Not Showing UP
Posted: Nov 5, 2014 12:11 AM   in response to: cdalebrittain in response to: cdalebrittain
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cdalebrittain wrote:
Look for the thread, "Reports - Sales- Help for the Confused" in the General Questions thread. It will help you.
Dale, do you say that in your sleep? I don't know why you waste your time. You've posted some really helpful threads but people who think the biggest bookstore in the world is out to cheat them, obviously don't have the brains to look. To everyone who thinks Amazon has not reported your sales, you should pay a lawyer thousands of dollars to tell you no sales have been reported because you haven't had any.
Don_Dennis

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Re: Book Sales Not Showing UP
Posted: Nov 5, 2014 12:38 AM   in response to: Derrick W. Jack... in response to: Derrick W. Jack...
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Derrick et al, don't listen to them. It's actually a plot by Amazon to wipe your sales off the board and make you look stupid...

"These aren't the sales you're looking for..."

sirchris41

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Re: Book Sales Not Showing UP
Posted: Nov 11, 2014 1:37 AM   in response to: Linda L Broberg in response to: Linda L Broberg
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Sure KDP, is actually a part of Amazon Digital Incorporation.If sales are reported in KDP account,alone, then the royalty percentage will be much higher to the account/book self-publisher, but if the book sale is reported elsewhere which is within amazon digital inc, then the input of staff will be properly assessed and accounted for as appropriate, so the company is just being wise, while still trying to satisfy her numerous clients.It is the epitome of cleverness with good business skills honed together.
Donald Roble

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Re: Book Sales Not Showing UP
Posted: Nov 11, 2014 2:48 AM   in response to: sirchris41 in response to: sirchris41
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sirchris41 wrote:
Sure KDP, is actually a part of Amazon Digital Incorporation.If sales are reported in KDP account,alone, then the royalty percentage will be much higher to the account/book self-publisher, but if the book sale is reported elsewhere which is within amazon digital inc, then the input of staff will be properly assessed and accounted for as appropriate, so the company is just being wise, while still trying to satisfy her numerous clients.It is the epitome of cleverness with good business skills honed together.
Saying a lot while saying nothing.
Ruth Moratz

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Re: Book Sales Not Showing UP
Posted: Nov 11, 2014 10:32 AM   in response to: Derrick W. Jack... in response to: Derrick W. Jack...
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"I know I had some sales because everyone said they bought my book, but they aren't showing up"

I don't know if I should be happy or sad that there are still so many people in the world who blindly trust what people tell them.
david wilkerson

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Re: Book Sales Not Showing UP
Posted: Oct 9, 2017 8:32 PM   in response to: Derrick W. Jack... in response to: Derrick W. Jack...
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I have sold my paperback and IT IS NOT SHOWING UP IN REPORTS...
david wilkerson

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Re: Book Sales Not Showing UP
Posted: Oct 9, 2017 8:33 PM   in response to: Strangelove in response to: Strangelove
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I JUST PUBLISHED A PAPERBACK it is not showing up in reports.. sold three
Donna St Felix

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Re: Book Sales Not Showing UP
Posted: Oct 9, 2017 8:56 PM   in response to: david wilkerson in response to: david wilkerson
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david wilkerson wrote:
I JUST PUBLISHED A PAPERBACK it is not showing up in reports.. sold three

Why are you replying to a four year old thread instead of starting your own thread?

Sales show up when the system catches up. SOLD is after the billing clears and sometimes when they ship (paperback).
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