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KevinMcLaughlin said:
I've started playing with Draft2Digital lately, to see how it works for a few releases... Any chance of adding them to the list for supported retailer/distributors?
I'll add them as soon as I can have some actual sales reports in hand. I'll either have to contact them directly, or have one of my customers (or future customers) supply me with the reports. I'd prefer to see actual reports, because often what the developer intends doesn't actually make it into the final output.
 

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Mark Fassett said:
I'll add them as soon as I can have some actual sales reports in hand. I'll either have to contact them directly, or have one of my customers (or future customers) supply me with the reports. I'd prefer to see actual reports, because often what the developer intends doesn't actually make it into the final output.
Seems reasonable, though they're very responsive from everything I've heard, so if you do want to get in touch with them I'm willing to bet they'll hook you up with anything you might need in terms of reports. And the system was developed because of a KB author (Aaron Pogue?) in the first place, so I'm sure he has reports.
 

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Mathew Reuther said:
Seems reasonable, though they're very responsive from everything I've heard, so if you do want to get in touch with them I'm willing to bet they'll hook you up with anything you might need in terms of reports. And the system was developed because of a KB author (Aaron Pogue?) in the first place, so I'm sure he has reports.
I emailed them. They haven't responded yet.

As for Apple, Deanna brought it to my attention that the reports from Apple are compressed when you download them. The next update for TrackerBox (probably Monday) will import the .gz files from Apple without the need for you to decompress them first.
 

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Mark Fassett said:
I emailed them. They haven't responded yet.

As for Apple, Deanna brought it to my attention that the reports from Apple are compressed when you download them. The next update for TrackerBox (probably Monday) will import the .gz files from Apple without the need for you to decompress them first.
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Okay, since the developer is obviously listening, I would like to register my desire for a Mac version of this software  :D

I know, I know... it's a whole order of magnitude (or two) more complicated than adding support for a new retailer. But this sounds incredibly useful, and I'd like to be able to use it!
 

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Clare K. R. Miller said:
Okay, since the developer is obviously listening, I would like to register my desire for a Mac version of this software :D

I know, I know... it's a whole order of magnitude (or two) more complicated than adding support for a new retailer. But this sounds incredibly useful, and I'd like to be able to use it!
In the interim you might investigate ways to run Windows software on your Mac. (It's easier than running Mac software on Windows, and I do that in order to access the iBookstore.)
 

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smreine said:
Don't thank me! The developer is an occasional KBer and he is AWESOME at providing support for the program. It's well worth the $60. Unfortunately, it's Windows-only, but Mac users still have the better version of Scrivener, so it evens out.
grrrrrr ... I'm a Mac user ...
 

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Clare K. R. Miller said:
Okay, since the developer is obviously listening, I would like to register my desire for a Mac version of this software :D

I know, I know... it's a whole order of magnitude (or two) more complicated than adding support for a new retailer. But this sounds incredibly useful, and I'd like to be able to use it!
I know a lot of Mac users who want me to port it to the Mac, but I have to protect my writing time, which is what I really want to do. Adding a Mac port is like adding another line of business with it's own set of problems and disasters waiting to suck up my time. I take supporting my customers seriously, but I want my primary business to be my writing. I just don't think there's room for me to do a Mac version and satisfy both of those other requirements (especially since I also spend time on my writing software, StoryBox).

I wish I could do it, but I can't see how I can, at the moment.

I do know if you purchase parallels and a copy of Windows, it does work on the Mac that way (expensive, I know). I don't know about other similar products, but they might work, too. You could also use bootcamp to put a small windows partition on your mac and switch between the two operating systems when you want to use TrackerBox. Kind of a pain, but it works.
 

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Hugh Howey said:
Good on you. And this is off-topic by a country mile, but your covers are spectacular.
Thanks! The guy that does the paintings for the novels (the first three to the left) is an incredible artist. The others are stock art. All the text on all the covers is my work (for better or worse).
 

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Mark Fassett said:
I'll add them as soon as I can have some actual sales reports in hand. I'll either have to contact them directly, or have one of my customers (or future customers) supply me with the reports. I'd prefer to see actual reports, because often what the developer intends doesn't actually make it into the final output.
I'm buying your software today. I have a D2D sales report (CSV format) for January in-hand, and I'll forward it to you. It only has one sale in it, but you can probably glean something from it. I'm not sure what the data will look like with multiple titles, multiple vendors, and multiple countries, but it is a flat file, so I assume the info will just be de-normalized into the CSV "columns."
 

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JRHenderson said:
Mark, you might be interested to know that VirtualBox.org is similar to Parallels and is free.
Ah! That looks like what I was hoping existed. I'll have to try that out and make sure it works. It would be awesome to save people $80.
 

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Mark - is there a trick to getting Pubit reports to upload - special naming convention, certain format, whatever? I've been trying to export my monthly report from Pubit but everything I try keeps getting bounced back as an error.
Are you asking about downloading them from PubIt, or importing them into TrackerBox?

If it's the import that's failing, make sure you aren't opening the .xls files in excel before saving them. Some people have spreadsheets open automatically when they click the download link, but saving them from excel changes some of the formatting, causing them not to work.

There aren't any special naming conventions, other than downloading the .xls.
 

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Sorry i wasn't clear.  I'm downloading the files from Pubit in their typical sales.xls format and then trying to upload into Trackerbox - but your comment about opening before saving them solved my issue.  (By opening them they were changing to .xlsx instead of .xls.

Thanks!
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