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Book report has added rank tracking! AMAZING!

Not working right now for me, but this is a great addition.

Guess this is why the bookmarklet in IE isn't working.... hope it gets fixed soon.

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Writers' Cafe / Re: Does a career as a writer lead to divorce?
« on: March 27, 2018, 07:24:42 PM »
It wasn't the writing. We disagreed on how to store our Tupperware (with the lids on, of course).

I'm not saying you should apologize and get back together, but I am saying you should store your Tupperware with the lids off.

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But the bookmarklet should now be working properly again in IE! Now everything is running smoothly.

Yes, good as new!  Thank you!

Its time for you to update.  ;D


Oh, I know, I know, but I have everything set up how I like it.  Creature of habit... change mucks up my system.  ;)

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Except for those using IE (only me.)    :(

Bright side, it does work on my phone.

Update:
Now when I use:  app.getbookreport.com  It gives this message:
Couldnít update data in background

To get the latest data into Book Report, you need to install a browser extension. Unfortunately, this browser canít run the extension. But donít worry, there are options!


Sales data is not quite up to date, but it has changed from earlier.

Bookmarklet still broken.

Anyway fingers crossed it works itself out... must get work done!

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Hm. I will look into this for sure. Can you confirm that you can visit the KDP Reports page in IE and it doesn't ask you to re-log-into KDP? This is not the expected behaviour, and I will get it fixed ASAP.


It did ask me to re-log in the very first time, which I did, but still got the message and sales info did not update.

Every attempt since has NOT prompted me to log into KDP.

ETA:  Sorry for all this.  I do realize I am the last person in the world still using IE.  I resist change.

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You can definitely still use IE! You can either continue using it the same way you did before, or you can follow these instructions to use the new system. Either way, IE can stay as your primary browser.

If you tried to run the bookmarklet and just saw an empty screen, that may have been caused by some server troubles we're having. Should be running smoothly again shortly though!


No, I tried using it the same way as before.  The screen is not blank, but none of the info is updating.  What's happening is the "Your KDP Session Expired" message keeps appearing, disappearing, and then reappearing, repeatedly, making the screen images jump around.  If I click to 'reauthenticate' it loops me back to the KDP dashboard (where I'm still logged in.)  If I click the bookmarklet again, the same thing happens, message is back, jumpy screen, sales not updating.

I noticed it also says on the settings page:  "Data last updated 48 years ago."

Lastly, if I try to get on with "app.getbookreport.com" it says: 

"Couldnít update data in background

Your KDP session has expired. To get a new KDP session into our system, please log into your KDP Account with a browser that has our extension installed."

I'm at a loss and would rather not have to download firefox to get it to work.  So, yeah, for me it is not working in IE.  Anyone else getting it to work in IE?

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Have you installed the browser extension in a supported browser?


Can I not use it in IE anymore?

ETA:  OK I think what's happening is my bookmarklet is broken?  I don't know.  Frustrating.

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Not working in IE.  The 'KDP session expired' message keeps showing and then disappeared repeatedly in the same session making my the window 'jump.'  Info not updating.

Tried the link you posted above but it doesn't resolve the issue.

ETA:  After going to the link posted this message appears: 
Couldnít update data in background

Your KDP session has expired. To get a new KDP session into our system, please log into your KDP Account with a browser that has our extension installed.

I've tried logging in and out.  Closing browser.

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Writers' Cafe / Re: KU Page Stuffing Explained - Helpful Video
« on: January 06, 2018, 11:14:19 AM »
Thanks for explaining, Bob.

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Writers' Cafe / Re: KU Page Stuffing Explained - Helpful Video
« on: January 06, 2018, 10:31:37 AM »
I wrote the book over nanowrimo in my "spare" time, spending about 42 hours on the book itself, start to finish.

Here's that book today:

https://i.imgur.com/upwHOtK.png

And that's not a stuffed book?  How do you reach so many KU readers?  The page reads to sales ratio seems... I don't know, let's go with 'interesting.'  If you can say, what genre was that book in?

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Writers' Cafe / Re: failure to launch - I need your help my friends!
« on: November 21, 2017, 12:05:29 PM »
The typography needs work.

Not sure if this is a factor for the genre or not, but the book seems like it might be short?

All things considered, you must be getting a couple of sales/downloads based on your rank.  Maybe try AMS, but to be honest, I don't know if it will work considering the cover, you'd need some really great sales copy.

I personally believe, based on my experience, the first week or two are the most important, not the first day.

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Writers' Cafe / Re: Writing Two Series at the Same Time?
« on: November 18, 2017, 04:28:27 PM »
Gosh, I don't know how all of you writing multi-series keep it all straight.  Series bible?  That still wouldn't help me get back into it. 

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Writers' Cafe / Re: ACX - can't claim book? Anyone had this problem?
« on: October 26, 2017, 07:21:26 AM »
Yes, happened recently.  They fixed it right up within 24 hours.

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Writers' Cafe / Re: Anyone else stuck in review on amazon?
« on: October 25, 2017, 10:00:03 AM »
Also stuck in publishing.   :'(

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Writers' Cafe / Re: What authors are 'killing it' in YA?
« on: October 20, 2017, 01:16:16 PM »
I'm sure that it also varies depending on what a person writes in YA.

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Writers' Cafe / Re: What authors are 'killing it' in YA?
« on: October 20, 2017, 08:27:27 AM »
I killed it last year. Does that count?

This year I'll be lucky to break $60k.

Similar situation for me.  This year has been a challenge in YA.

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Writers' Cafe / Re: Any Thomas & Mercer peeps out there? (just signed)
« on: October 10, 2017, 10:08:56 AM »
Wow, congratulations!  I can't answer your questions but I was curious did they contact you or did you approach them?

Best of luck!

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Put first three chapters sample up on Instafreebie. Joined one group promo already, will enter as many others as I can find. Newsletter opt-in optional.

Promo group for the sample?  To drive traffic to the sample?

Sorry, I apologize for being IF dumb.  Just wondering the benefits of putting the sample on IF.

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Writers' Cafe / Re: Should I kill the zombie dog - or cat for that matter?
« on: September 11, 2017, 12:37:14 PM »
It might not be. Dogs sleep a lot!

Zombie dogs don't need sleep!

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Writers' Cafe / Re: Should I kill the zombie dog - or cat for that matter?
« on: September 11, 2017, 11:18:17 AM »
It's already dead.

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Writers' Cafe / Re: Should I kill the dog?
« on: August 30, 2017, 09:52:59 AM »
Never kill a dog!  Never.

ETA:  NEVER!

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I just checked and I'm getting like $0.30 on some of these expanded distribution sales...  I guess I can't complain though?

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Split screen so you can have notes open on one side and main document on the other.  Or even multi-windows that could be tiled or arranged in any order.  So you could maybe have your main document, notes, character description all open at the same time.

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Writers' Cafe / Re: Your results with Bknights?
« on: July 21, 2017, 07:16:04 AM »
When I use them it's usually in combination with other promos so I have no idea if it helps, but I have a feeling I'd get just as many sales flushing the same amount of money down the toilet.   ::)

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Writers' Cafe / Re: Anyone Launching Without ARCs?
« on: June 29, 2017, 09:54:27 AM »
I didn't do ARCs for my scifi romance, Her Robot Wolf, and wouldn't you know it? It's gotten more reviews than the paranormal romance novels I did send out ARCs. However, at the back of Her Robot Wolf I included a call to action. Since I don't usually write scifi and I squished this book into a crowded writing schedule, I asked for feedback. If people wanted the sequel soon-ish, they needed to let me know in a review. It seems to have worked! 25 reviews in a month and I'll, hopefully, have the sequel out in September. 

So, whether or not you do ARCs, I would have some sort of call to action in your afterword :)

I always have a call to action too but it never seems to work.  I have not tried anything like "Let me know in a review" though.  Interesting.

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