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Donna St Felix

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Re: **Know your Reports & Sales** 2017 edition
Posted: Dec 12, 2017 9:09 AM   in response to: cdalebrittain in response to: cdalebrittain
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Found and a try to Bump Up...
Donna St Felix

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Posted: Dec 12, 2017 9:26 AM   in response to: cdalebrittain in response to: cdalebrittain
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cdalebrittain

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Posted: Dec 21, 2017 7:00 AM   in response to: Donna St Felix in response to: Donna St Felix
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Good! The "Know your Reports & Sales" thread is back at last. Let's hope it stays this time and helps everyone.

It had been deleted by a mad deleter.
C. Gold

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Posted: Dec 21, 2017 2:22 PM   in response to: cdalebrittain in response to: cdalebrittain
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Oh, guess it's time to ninja delete this one ;) jk. Happy to see its return.
meenie4

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Re: **Know your Reports & Sales** 2017 edition
Posted: Dec 23, 2017 10:51 AM   in response to: David Johnson in response to: David Johnson
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I'm really really confused with the sales and author rankins.
I'm one of those unfortunates who published through Pronoun JUST before they shut down. I pubbed on 11/3/17 with them. During that time, I sold 23 book, all but two sold through Amazon.
Amazon very nicely went out of their way to help us move out of Pronoun and into KDP (Dec 7) (and as soon as my title was taken down from all the outlets through Pronoun, I moved into KDP SELECT.
So here's my confusion:
In the author rankings the book had dropped really low, like a million something... Then suddenly it shot up to the 600k,
Then when you looked at the ranking on various areas (like science and fantastic, and on YA, it had leaped up to the 100's
And, in fact, was shown as #17 on Amazon's Hot New Releases!!! Awesome, right???
Yet, I see 0 sales, 0 borrows in my reports.
This huge jump occurred night before last. And still nothing shows on any report??
What does it mean?
I have two 5🌟 reviews, they were there from the Pronoun days. I'm related with the leap in author ranking (of course its sinking again, lol) but don't understand why it did that.
Can you shine any light on this?
meenie4

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Re: **Know your Reports & Sales** 2017 edition
Posted: Dec 23, 2017 1:47 PM   in response to: David Johnson in response to: David Johnson
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I'm really really confused with the sales and author rankins.
I'm one of those unfortunates who published through Pronoun JUST before they shut down. I pubbed on 11/3/17 with them. During that time, I sold 23 book, all but two sold through Amazon.
Amazon very nicely went out of their way to help us move out of Pronoun and into KDP (Dec 7) (and as soon as my title was taken down from all the outlets through Pronoun, I moved into KDP SELECT.
So here's my confusion:
In the author rankings the book had dropped really low, like a million something... Then suddenly it shot up to the 600k,
Then when you looked at the ranking on various areas (like science and fantastic, and on YA, it had leaped up to the 100's
And, in fact, was shown as #17 on Amazon's Hot New Releases!!! Awesome, right???
Yet, I see 0 sales, 0 borrows in my reports.
This huge jump occurred night before last. And still nothing shows on any report??
What does it mean?
I have two 5🌟 reviews, they were there from the Pronoun days. I'm related with the leap in author ranking (of course its sinking again, lol) but don't understand why it did that.
Can you shine any light on this?
cdalebrittain

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Re: **Know your Reports & Sales** 2017 edition
Posted: Dec 23, 2017 2:21 PM   in response to: meenie4 in response to: meenie4
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To meenie4--
You don't need to post your question twice! But welcome to KDP. It sounds as though you're doing well already. Selling 23 books in one month is doing very well for a new author.

Reread this entire thread. It will help you. In your particular case, you almost certainly have had "borrows" from KU members, since you are in KDP Select. KU (Kindle Unlimited) members can borrow up to 10 books at a time. A borrow gooses your rank just as much as a sale does. However the borrow appears nowhere on your Reports! (strange but true).

You will, however, see the pages-read appearing on your Report (lower graph) as soon as people start reading your book. With 10 books borrowed at a time, they may not get to yours right away, especially since people are busy with other things right now. You'll probably start seeing the pages-read graph move next week sometime. Good luck!
cdalebrittain

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Re: **Know your Reports & Sales** 2017 edition
Posted: Dec 25, 2017 9:17 PM   in response to: cdalebrittain in response to: cdalebrittain
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In the spirit of the season, I want to wish Happy Holidays to everybody, Merry Christmas if that's your holiday, or whatever makes for a happy time with family and friends. And while I'm at it, I'll wish you all a Happy New Year as well!
Christopher Tol...

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Re: **Know your Reports & Sales** 2017 edition
Posted: Dec 28, 2017 8:56 PM   in response to: cdalebrittain in response to: cdalebrittain
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The same to you and your family fellow author!! Enjoy and best wishes!
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