All–Time Sales Data now included in Book Report
February 16th, 2017
Every single sale, page read, giveaway, borrow, and dollar that
you've ever earned through your KDP account is now accessible
through Book Report. The update is automatic — next time you run
Book Report, you’ll be running the new version. We’ve also updated
The new version of Book Report crawls through the Prior Months’
Royalties spreadsheets that Amazon provides. This happens
automatically, you don’t need to manually import anything. That
data is combined with our other data sources to make the
Historical tab more powerful and accurate than ever before. Here
are some things to note:
This new data is highly accurate. Since the spreadsheets
contain the exact amounts earned through KDP Select, we
don’t need to make estimates using historical payouts. We also
use historical exchange rates to combine all marketplaces into
one accurate earnings number, no matter how long ago it was.
The spreadsheet data is broken up by marketplace. When
you select a historical report that contains dates that we have
spreadsheet data for, you’ll see a new ‘Earnings by Store’
New spreadsheets are added automatically. Just like the
rest of Book Report, the spreadsheet crawling will just work.
When Amazon releases a new spreadsheet, its data should show up
in Book Report within 15 minutes.
But all–time data isn’t the only part of this update! The second
part is a bit less obvious from a user perspective, but it makes a
lot of things work nicer.
Data on the Server
Until today, Book Report saved all your sales data in your
browser. With the new version, the data has been moved to a
server, and is stored with military-grade 256-bit AES encryption —
the strongest in the world.
This enables a handful of great new features:
All your data is automatically backed up. Daily data
disappears from Amazon after 90 days. Spreadsheet data doesn’t
disappear currently, but the page says it’s only supposed to go
back 12 months. Using Book Report keeps all your data safe and
Data syncs across devices. Book Report used to have to
crawl every day of data separately on every device. Not anymore.
If you get all your historical data on your laptop, then load up
Book Report on your phone, everything will already be there.
Improved performance. The number crunching now takes
place on a world-class server, and only the final results are
sent to your device. This means that it will run smoother on
less powerful devices, and for accounts with large
amounts of data.
Login with Amazon to keep
all your sales data locked inside your Amazon account, and
industry-best encryption to keep that data safe.
It’s been a long time coming, I’m very excited for this launch,
and I can’t wait to hear what you think!
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