How difficult is it to go direct with Apple? My sales through Smashwords with them have been amazing, but the slow reporting is about to drive me crazy.RobertJCrane said:Presently on track to outpace December, which was the best month I've had yet. .com sales are slipping, it seems like, along with my sales ranks, but things are going super well on .uk, Nook and even Apple, more than making up for the downturn on the main Amazon store.
You need to either use a Mac or macincloud.com or some form of Mac OS to upload direct to them. If you've got that, their upload program is a little unwieldy, but I was doing direct uploads in about five minutes per book once I had it down.MarlaB said:How difficult is it to go direct with Apple? My sales through Smashwords with them have been amazing, but the slow reporting is about to drive me crazy.
The blackout wiped me out. Sale are down about 70%. But I've seen this before...Amazon giveth and Amazon taketh away. Really, I can't complain I had one book ranked under 3k for almost a month, that great for a kids book.smreine said:I haven't seen any of these threads pop up yet, and I don't feel like writing right now, so...
Are y'all seeing any post-holiday bounce? Did you recover from the Great Sales Blackout of '13?
This brings up a touchy subject for me. My best seller, Tear in Time, was doing very well just before last summer. Then, Amazon deleted a couple reviews (legit by my standard, not theirs...grrr). Almost immediately, they removed my book from the great-selling "also bought" level, to a not-so-great level that basically striped away seventy-five percent of my sales.MJAWare said:But I've seen this before...Amazon giveth and Amazon taketh away.
Earlier in the week (can't recall what day), the sales reports were down for most of the day--lots of missing sales. When the reports came back up there was lots of weirdness (like book, author, and sales numbers not matching up) and some (but not everyone) saw a big and sudden drop in sales.Lisa Scott said:I missed something. What's the great sales blackout?