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Re: Book Report adds more report customization, and adds borrow estimates
« Reply #175 on: February 20, 2018, 03:21:53 AM »
Its worth it to me for now.
What would make me stick with it after the price change is knowing that options to track other vendors is in the works.
What would make me bigly happy is hearing books tracked via Author Central & ACX will soon be included. Keeping an eye on how my Kindle Worlds books are doing is pretty much impossible right now (other than guessing based on rank) and the KU income for those books is calculated differently than KDP KU books.

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Re: Book Report adds more report customization, and adds borrow estimates
« Reply #176 on: February 21, 2018, 08:46:38 AM »
Its worth it to me for now.
What would make me stick with it after the price change is knowing that options to track other vendors is in the works.
What would make me bigly happy is hearing books tracked via Author Central & ACX will soon be included.

I agree with this and some of the other comments here re: the new features. I love the product and am an annual subscriber (so can't really complain until my year is up) -- while the price hike isn't too painful by itself, it's frustrating that none of the new features feel great enough to be worth doubling the price to me. If we're funding dramatic future expansions, great. I'd love to see D2D and ACX folded under the Book Report umbrella somehow (although I'm not sure how that could work given the current implementation and a lack of API support).

An app that could span Amazon/ACX/wide marketplaces with the ease of use offered by Book Report would be fantastic and a real time-saver for calculating total monthly earnings. For now, as much as I like BookReport, it's a nice to have vanity toy that just got twice as expensive. :/

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Re: Book Report adds more report customization, and adds borrow estimates
« Reply #177 on: February 28, 2018, 02:12:31 AM »
Why did I just find this on my BR settings page?

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Re: Book Report adds more report customization, and adds borrow estimates
« Reply #178 on: February 28, 2018, 02:38:22 AM »
Why did I just find this on my BR settings page?



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Re: Book Report adds more report customization, and adds borrow estimates
« Reply #179 on: February 28, 2018, 02:50:05 AM »
Why did I just find this on my BR settings page?

I have it too.  :o
   

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Re: Book Report adds more report customization, and adds borrow estimates
« Reply #180 on: February 28, 2018, 04:02:25 AM »
Did you message Liam?

No, he usually answers here faster.

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Re: Book Report adds more report customization, and adds borrow estimates
« Reply #181 on: February 28, 2018, 04:29:01 AM »
I've got it, and I've emailed.
 

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Re: Book Report adds more report customization, and adds borrow estimates
« Reply #182 on: February 28, 2018, 06:07:33 AM »
It's 9:00 EST here, and I don't see it.

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Re: Book Report adds more report customization, and adds borrow estimates
« Reply #183 on: February 28, 2018, 07:24:15 AM »
I have it too. It's got to be a display bug.  :P

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Re: Book Report adds more report customization, and adds borrow estimates
« Reply #184 on: February 28, 2018, 01:17:09 PM »
It's been fixed for me now - magic!
   

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Re: Book Report adds more report customization, and adds borrow estimates
« Reply #185 on: March 11, 2018, 04:52:00 AM »
Is it just me, or does the calculation of full reads not work at all?

All I get is zeros, even when the reads value is much more than 1 full read.

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Re: Book Report adds more report customization, and adds borrow estimates
« Reply #186 on: March 11, 2018, 05:31:20 AM »
Is it just me, or does the calculation of full reads not work at all?

All I get is zeros, even when the reads value is much more than 1 full read.

It seems to be working for me. (You're referring to the column marked ~Borrows, right?)

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Re: Book Report adds more report customization, and adds borrow estimates
« Reply #187 on: March 11, 2018, 06:13:26 AM »
Yes. Something changed since I last looked, and it is now.

But it would be better if the value was to 2 decimal places, which would make more sense.

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Re: Book Report adds more report customization, and adds borrow estimates
« Reply #188 on: March 11, 2018, 10:57:10 AM »
Is it just me, or does the calculation of full reads not work at all? All I get is zeros, even when the reads value is much more than 1 full read.

If your books are wide, then the ~Borrows column is perpetually zero, even when there are pages read reported. Because you can't actually have any borrows if you're wide.
   

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Re: Book Report adds more report customization, and adds borrow estimates
« Reply #189 on: March 11, 2018, 07:10:38 PM »
If your books are wide, then the ~Borrows column is perpetually zero, even when there are pages read reported. Because you can't actually have any borrows if you're wide.

Point.

I just went back into KU, so I guess it took a day to kick in.

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Re: Book Report adds more report customization, and adds borrow estimates
« Reply #190 on: March 12, 2018, 04:04:49 AM »
Point. I just went back into KU, so I guess it took a day to kick in.

Did being wide not work out, Timothy?
   

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Re: Book Report adds more report customization, and adds borrow estimates
« Reply #191 on: March 12, 2018, 05:09:13 AM »
Did being wide not work out, Timothy?

Not really. I gave it 6 months, and it wasn't building.

The kicker is a US Bookbub. If you can get one, the boost gets you visibility everywhere. I couldn't get one.

Now I'm back, I'm noticing the read numbers are much better than when I left. But I'm starting from scratch again.




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Re: Book Report adds more report customization, and adds borrow estimates
« Reply #192 on: March 12, 2018, 05:45:40 AM »
Not really. I gave it 6 months, and it wasn't building.

The kicker is a US Bookbub. If you can get one, the boost gets you visibility everywhere. I couldn't get one.

Now I'm back, I'm noticing the read numbers are much better than when I left. But I'm starting from scratch again.




Has it really been six months? Geez, I must blinked!


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Re: Book Report adds more report customization, and adds borrow estimates
« Reply #193 on: March 12, 2018, 06:00:33 AM »
Has it really been six months? Geez, I must blinked!

It's seemed like forever to me.  :-X

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« Reply #194 on: March 12, 2018, 06:14:47 AM »
It's seemed like forever to me.  :-X
I know. I've tried it myself and got absolutely nowhere fast. The only one of my books that has ever sold wide, and still does, is my non-fiction. For the rest, perhaps one or two. The crazy thing is, there are loads of authors saying 'don't be exclusive to Amazon; go wide', but when you want to use a promotion site, except Bookbub it seems it is only Amazon sales they are interested in.

It just seems only a few weeks since you posted on here that you were going wide.


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Re: Book Report adds more report customization, and adds borrow estimates
« Reply #195 on: March 12, 2018, 08:43:43 PM »
I have a new release today and it's also showing 0 in the ~Borrows column when it shouldn't be. I'm guessing new/new to KU books just need a day or two to get started for some reason. Hopefully it will back fill today when it does get going as I'm lazy and don't want to have to calculate figures for myself ;D

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Re: Book Report adds more report customization, and adds borrow estimates
« Reply #196 on: March 12, 2018, 09:16:31 PM »
I have a new release today and it's also showing 0 in the ~Borrows column when it shouldn't be. I'm guessing new/new to KU books just need a day or two to get started for some reason. Hopefully it will back fill today when it does get going as I'm lazy and don't want to have to calculate figures for myself ;D

Have you checked to see if the KENPC value is displayed?

I was pondering the delay, and it does take a day or so for the number of pages to show up. Until then, BR cant figure anything out.

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« Reply #197 on: March 12, 2018, 10:41:47 PM »
Have you checked to see if the KENPC value is displayed?

I was pondering the delay, and it does take a day or so for the number of pages to show up. Until then, BR cant figure anything out.

Yeah, the KENPC was up on launch, probably because it was on preorder for over a month :)

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Re: Book Report adds more report customization, and adds borrow estimates
« Reply #198 on: March 13, 2018, 12:15:53 AM »
Book report states that it takes a little while for it to scrape the kenpc and so to be patient.

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« Reply #199 on: March 15, 2018, 06:59:32 AM »
Book report states that it takes a little while for it to scrape the kenpc and so to be patient.

Hmm... So although I read in their support that it can take a while for borrows to show up, mine seems to be particularly slow...

I went into KU three days ago and have 25,475 pages read with a KENPC of 256 and my borrows are on 0.

Is it working for everyone else?