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thimblerigbooks

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Re: New Reporting Sales Format
Posted: Jun 8, 2017 8:15 AM   in response to: Colin Galtrey in response to: Colin Galtrey
 
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It's similar in parts to the kind of sales reporting you see as an Amazon Publishing author. I was surprised but you get used to it. It's certainly good to see historic sales in graph form like this. Mine go back to 2011, so it's easier to see large-scale shifts in sales/borrows/KENP patterns.
Patrick A. Smith

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Re: New Reporting Sales Format
Posted: Jun 8, 2017 8:24 AM   in response to: Syrus Durham in response to: Syrus Durham
 
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Syrus Durham wrote:
I love the history option. I love that monthly sales defaults to overall rather than just Amazon.com (U.S.). I love that you can filter by author name.

But yeah, the line graph was so much prettier than the bar graph.


I agree.
j paris

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Re: New Reporting Sales Format
Posted: Jun 8, 2017 8:52 AM   in response to: Colin Galtrey in response to: Colin Galtrey
 
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Not liking it at all. Quite apart from the fact that the reporting for individual book sales is not showing up correctly on firefox or Google Chrome, it has completely messed up my own excel sheet reporting system. Why they did this I cannot fathom...if it ain't broke then why try and fix it??
Notjohn

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Re: New Reporting Sales Format
Posted: Jun 8, 2017 9:25 AM   in response to: steven morris in response to: steven morris
 
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Lots of the new additions are very good. The historic sales for instance.

That bar graph is hideously depressing. It dramatically confirms that sales for me were straight up from December 2007 to January 2012, and down ever since. I sold the same number of books in October 2010 as I did in April 2017, though I have more than twice as many titles on sale now as I did then.

OTOH I was astonished at how much I have earned overall. (For a mad moment I thought my second-best market was JP, until I realized that the number is yen, not dollars.)

This presumably explains the trouble people have been having the past couple of days, logging in to their sales reports.

Much the same is true on other online bookstores, for ebooks. Paperback sales by contrast are holding up fairly well.

Good luck! -- NJ

The book: Notjohn's Guide to E-Book Formatting (and print as well!)

The blog: http://notjohnkdp.blogspot.com
writerbn

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Re: New Reporting Sales Format
Posted: Jun 8, 2017 11:21 AM   in response to: Notjohn in response to: Notjohn
 
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Notjohn wrote:
OTOH I was astonished at how much I have earned overall. (For a mad moment I thought my second-best market was JP, until I realized that the number is yen, not dollars.)
I did the same thing for India, and wondered why I hadn't retired yet to a private island in the South Pacific.
Ronald Sauder

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Re: New Reporting Sales Format
Posted: Jun 8, 2017 6:46 PM   in response to: writerbn in response to: writerbn
 
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Thanks for sharing, that was a useful link.
Kimberly Hoffman

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Re: New Reporting Sales Format
Posted: Jun 8, 2017 8:46 PM   in response to: Colin Galtrey in response to: Colin Galtrey
 
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I don't like it! Why can't we choose (line or bar)? Wouldn't that make more sense? I find the bar graph much more confusing/difficult to read.
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