Now there are a few things I need to know: when someone buys my book do I receive notification of any kind?
Is there a delay displaying purchases? Are the reports the only place to find sales information or will it be displayed when my book converts from "publishing" to "published" i.e: is there a backend for each individual book I publish?
Are there any beginners pitfalls I should know about?
Many thanks in advance... you all seem so in the know!
I would also like an answer to these same questions as I have just uploaded a copy of my first book and I am curious about the reporting structure - how long they take to show up and if you get an email each time a sale is processed.
Purchases don't seem to show up via email - they just show up on the website when you log in to check and go to the Reports section. If you make any changes to the book on the back end (change the price, take it down for corrections etc) it takes a few hours before its updated on the live site.
You won't get any email notification of sales. Click on 'Reports' then on sales for the month, and you'll see the total for the month. This monthly total of sales updates as sales occur, but occasionally, like once a month it seems to surge as though the system had gotten behind. Maybe it's foreign sales coming in.
I posted my book Sunday. At first it was updating my book sales every few hours. On Tuesday it stopped completely. I know that purchases have been made that have not been reported in those days. Reports says it updates by the 15th of the month. So, maybe on the 15th it will report my sales again. I hope so! Good luck everyone!