This is probably a dumb question, but I have a capped service and have to watch that I don't go over my allotted GBs per month. If I leave Book Report running does it chew up a lot of mbs (like Skype can do ) ?
Not a dumb question at all! It depends on how many books you have published. I did some quick math, and if you leave it running 12 hours a day and you have ~250 titles published, it will take up around 1 GB in a month. So hopefully that's light-weight enough for you!
Awesome tool, thanks so much! I'm not at the point of needing the subscription yet, but I'll be sharing this around.
Couple of suggestions of things to add, I'd love to be able to sort by series instead of just pen name. I can sort of do it by choosing each individual book though, so not a big hassle, just a thought. Also, in the earnings by book report, there's no labels to show which book is which. I can sort of guess by looking at the graph below it, but it would get harder for similar earners.
They're just minor improvements though, and it's totally awesome as it is. I'll still keep my individual spreadsheets, but this is going to be so fun to watch throughout the day!
Sorting by series makes sense. I'll add that to my list.
As for labels - which part of the report are you talking about? The pie chart does have labels, if you hover over the segments. But on the compare report things are a bit more vague.
Another cheeky program request if poss . Is there anyway of feeding the app our KDP monthly XL reports from previous months/years so we could keep a Zon 'life sales' tally?
Prob a lot to ask I know but ...
Thanks again, this thing is truly awesome.
I will be looking into this. I've got to gauge how much work it would be, and how awesome the result would be, before I can commit to anything. Also, the more times I hear a request the more likely I am to do it.
I. AM. IN. LOVE!
all caps; yes, I'm shouting with glee.
one q: is the 1000 per month USD? no biggie, as I would def subscribe anyway, but just wondering.
Glad you like it! And yes, the $1000/month line is in USD. It also assumes borrows will stay the same, if it's calculated for a month that we don't know the official rate for yet.
Am I missing a way to export the information? All I've been doing is staking screenshots.
You're not missing it, it is missing at this point. The tables at the bottom are copy-pasteable into spreadsheets, but I know some people would like more complicated exports than that. I'm not really a spreadsheet guy, so if anyone has an idea for how they'd like the export data to be laid out, let me know!
Wow! This is great!
Thanks for providing this. I'm in the camp that would gladly contribute if you put up a "Donate" button.
Thank you for the offer, but I won't be adding a donate button. If you aren't earning more than $1000/month, then you spend that "donation" money on covers and editing and promotion, alright?
I set this up for my personal account and the Steel Magnolia one. The "bestseller" list on the homepage of my personal account isn't displaying my actual best selling title (best in terms of paid sales, freebie DLs and money -- no matter how you slice the figures), while it is displaying my worst selling one. And it's also displaying 2 multi-author box sets that were unpubbed in 2013 -- one of which doesn't have any author name attached -- not even mine -- that appears in the figures for the last 90 days. I'm not sure what numbers it's scraping there?
The SMP account isn't displaying similar unpubbed boxes -- 1 of which was unpubbed just last month (so should be in the 90-day history) and is in the Top 3 of our all-time bestsellers. So the data-scrape doesn't seem consistent between the accounts Of course, there are ~30 authors historically represented in my personal account and nearly 100 in the SMP account (because of our anthologies and multi-author boxes), so maybe there's a choke point? (Our accounts are always good for stress-testing software!)
We have a BookBub ad today, so that should be fun to watch update in real time
Overall, I think the display is a nice adjunct to the KDP report, but I need the nitty-gritty of the KDP reports more than an overall total and color charts divided 120 ways. But the tool wasn't created for small-press accounts, so that's not meant as a knock against it at all. Different model, different needs.
The Bestselling Books section gets wonky when you're looking at a time period where you had less than 6 books making sales - not sure if that's what was happening in your case, just thought I'd mention it.
Unpublished books will remain in Book Report forever, assuming they made a sale or borrow before the unpublishing. They won't display anywhere though, unless they've had sales. If you switch to "By Book" selection on the settings tab, can you find some of the missing books?
The tool works from the same data source as Amazon's normal Sales Dashboard, so the numbers should align between the two.
There might be a bug related to books with multiple pen names - I've had a few reports. I'll be looking into this.
Thank you for your feedback!