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bigandlittle

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Re: KDP sales report never increments
Posted: Dec 23, 2011 3:57 PM   in response to: nadinetimes10 in response to: nadinetimes10
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It's obvious that we are all getting puffed. Just like a policeman faultering a police report for his own interests, Amazon has the same capabilities and interests in misreporting sales. There NEEDS to be one or more independent auditors for all police encounters and Kindle sales.

I published a revolutionary 'Txt Msg' formatted edition of Huk Fin in honor of Mark Twain, and somehow it, as well as its series editions have sold a whopping 3 copies since March. Haa, either they're B-S-ing all of us or nobody cares when literary history is made. I think they're crooked. Why would anybody in their right mind buy a Kindle, when all you have to do is download the free app to your smartphone that is capable of hundreds of thousands of more things at pretty much the same price?

At least we are all witnesses to this atrocity. I smell a lawsuit, or a whole bunch. AGREE?

http://www.amazon.com/Advntrs-f-Huk-Fin-ebook/dp/B005MLJ1T8
francoiserie

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Re: KDP sales report never increments
Posted: Dec 23, 2011 4:12 PM   in response to: northorbitrange... in response to: northorbitrange...
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I previously posted I noticed a complete standstill but then I purchased a download to test it and within a half hour or so, the sale showed up. So unless there were more sales than mine, it was working. Since then a standstill despite more people saying they were downloading RIGHT THEN. I'm obviously not going to ask people if they purchased, I"m not going to big brother them. I imagine people SAY they are downloading and NOT downloading YET.
singsabar

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Re: KDP sales report never increments
Posted: Dec 23, 2011 11:13 PM   in response to: northorbitrange... in response to: northorbitrange...
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lilmrs8891

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Re: KDP sales report never increments
Posted: Dec 24, 2011 5:58 AM   in response to: northorbitrange... in response to: northorbitrange...
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I had really good sales in November and only 1 for the whole month of December. I'm very surprised and hope it's an error.
notjohn

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Re: KDP sales report never increments
Posted: Dec 24, 2011 8:38 AM   in response to: francoiserie in response to: francoiserie
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    • I imagine people SAY they are downloading and NOT downloading YET. **

Or they are actually downloading the free sample!

Face it: your friends and loved ones DON'T WANT you to be a success in the publishing business. If you are a success, what does that mean for their own self-esteem?
inyun

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Re: KDP sales report never increments
Posted: Dec 24, 2011 9:56 AM   in response to: nadinetimes10 in response to: nadinetimes10
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I often wonder if a group of employees within Amazon have found a way of ripping off both the author and Amazon. I cannot imagine a large company risking bad publicity by stealing from its authors. But I can well imagine a group of nefarious employees doing so.

Anyway make a great plot for a book. Someone please write it.
gldrummond

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Re: KDP sales report never increments
Posted: Dec 24, 2011 1:50 PM   in response to: bigandlittle in response to: bigandlittle
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Revolutionary 'text message' format? Um, that might be why you aren't selling many copies, my friend.

Some people may have purchased just out of curiosity, but 'text speak' irritates a lot of people. Since you don't have anything about text speak in the title, it just looks like someone illiterate put it up.

I'm not saying you're illiterate, just that that's the impression the title gives.

If I saw that in a search, I would pass right over it after blinking a few times to be certain of what I was seeing.

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northorbitrange...

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Re: KDP sales report never increments
Posted: Dec 25, 2011 1:13 PM   in response to: gldrummond in response to: gldrummond
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<Sigh> There go my aspirations to do the complete works of Shakespeare in nadsat.
gldrummond

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Re: KDP sales report never increments
Posted: Dec 25, 2011 1:28 PM   in response to: northorbitrange... in response to: northorbitrange...
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Appy polly loggy. ;)
northorbitrange...

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Re: KDP sales report never increments
Posted: Dec 26, 2011 1:48 AM   in response to: gldrummond in response to: gldrummond
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"To snuff it or not to snuff it, that's, like, the Question, Oh my brothers."

It would have been glorious.
gldrummond

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Re: KDP sales report never increments
Posted: Dec 26, 2011 1:55 PM   in response to: northorbitrange... in response to: northorbitrange...
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I think nadsat would have a better chance than text speak.
texasdruid

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Re: KDP sales report never increments
Posted: Dec 28, 2011 12:30 PM   in response to: northorbitrange... in response to: northorbitrange...
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Since enrolling my memoir, Six Cats In My Kitchen, in KDP Select, it's been downloaded an amazing number of times. Many were free downloads but a fair number were paid purchases. The book has sold actively every day -- until today. Not one sale reported since I first checked early this morning. Now I'm wondering if something's wrong. Could it be Ammy is so overloaded with purchases by new Kindle owners that their system is just not working smoothly right now?
northorbitrange...

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Re: KDP sales report never increments
Posted: Dec 30, 2011 9:30 PM   in response to: texasdruid in response to: texasdruid
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Well, I just bought your book. So if it doesn't increment then something's wrong!

(My wife and I are huge cat fanciers.)
inyun

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Re: KDP sales report never increments
Posted: Dec 31, 2011 9:38 AM   in response to: northorbitrange... in response to: northorbitrange...
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I have a theory about the way sales are reported. The sales taking place at the USA store but ordered outside of the country show up almost immediately. The sales within USA , Amazon holds back and releases them in weekly groups.
inyun

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Re: KDP sales report never increments
Posted: Jan 1, 2012 7:56 AM   in response to: inyun in response to: inyun
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The theory just got shot down by my 6 week report. No sudden clump of sales held back.
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