Smashwords Sales Reporting – Smashwords Adds Daily Sales Reporting for iBooks, Nook, Kobo and OverDrive
Authors have long demanded greater access to their sales reports and now Smashwords has come to the party by adding daily sales reporting and interactive charting for iBooks, Nook, Kobo and OverDrive.
The reports include daily and total order accumulation numbers for iBooks preorders.
The reports provide authors and publishers unprecedented insight into recent sales performance across the largest Smashwords retailers. Authors can use the reports to gain rapid feedback on the effectiveness of marketing and promotion campaigns.
You can view your aggregated performance over the prior seven day or 30 day period, with drill-down views by retailer, title or series. There are also one-click filters to view priced books, free books, all books and accumulated preorders (iBooks only). Publishers and literary agents who manage multiple authors can drill down and view author-specific performance.
If you want to compare the performance of two or three series across different retailers, you can do it. If you want to measure the impact of a blog tour, an advertisement, a price change, a new cover image, a new release in a series or a new free series starter or anything else, the results are now at your fingertips.
Each chart is also accompanied by a table that shows how the recent 7- or 30-day period compares to the prior 7- or 30-day period.
Reports are updated same-day daily every three hours for Barnes & Noble; next-day daily for iBooks and Kobo; and same-day daily every 30 minutes for the Smashwords store.
Sales data can be downloaded as a spreadsheet.
Find the new charts in your Dashboard via the Daily Sales link. Learn more about daily charting in our Daily Reporting FAQ.
What’s coming next with Daily Sales: We’ll continue to add more retailers to the daily charts as retailers make their data available to us. Also, in the months ahead as we begin archiving more daily trending data, and we’ll add options for longer analysis periods such as 60 days, 90 days and longer.
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