Understand your book sales: Tools to help authors

Are you an author that sell wide and not only on Amazon? Or, do you have multiple books published? Or do you wish you could understand your sales better?

Combining sales for a book from multiple sales channels can be a daunting and time consuming task for many authors. And that is understandable. You are a creative person that want to let your heart flow onto paper, not sit hour after hour copying and pasting sales data into spreadsheets. Not to mention the wasted time you could have written a new paragraph or chapter. However, as a smart author you do understand that to get a clear picture of your book’s performance you need to get the big picture of where and in what format your book/s sell.

BookSalesReport saves you time and effort while taking the frustrating out of combining sales data. With the simple upload interface, you can with the click of a few buttons hassle free upload your Amazon, CreateSpace, and SmashWords sales data. With the generic upload interface you can upload sales data from any other channel, even those you sold yourself by hand.

Combining your sales data allows you to run informative sales reports.

BookSalesReport gives you the power to see sales of one book against another, from its total history, to a month. You can even filter it down to sales channel like only sales from Amazon or SmashWords. You can further divide results in print and E-book sales, as well as see free downloads. If you have books in multiple genres, you can see sales for only one genre over time, as well as filter it down to sales channel.

Do you run Amazon ads and wish you could compare your sales against your Amazon ad campaigns?

BookSalesReport give you the ability to upload your campaign data and compare clicks and cost for campaigns over time, as well as compare campaign performance against book sales. Another feature of BookSalesReport is that it can give you up to date information of which campaign is currently getting clicks and its cost. No need to wait until the end of the month to see what campaign cost you money in your billing invoice. With this information you can boost or end a campaign in a matter of hours depending on how it performs. This can save you hundreds or even thousands of dollars in advertising cost over a year.

Do you track your income and expenses?

BookSalesReport allows you to enter your income from royalties, as well as expenses such as book editing, cover design and more. If you uploads Amazon advertising data the advertising cost is automatically added to your expenses. This allows you to easily see your real income over time. If you have multiple books or sell at multiple sales channels it can be difficult tracking your exact income and comparing it to the previous month or year. BookSalesReport makes this a thing of the past.

Do you forget to do tasks for books such as update descriptions on multiple sales channels or more?

BookSalesReport gives you the ability to assign tasks against books to help you remember things that need getting done. With an easy to use report, you can see all outstanding tasks for all books, or just one book.

Are there changes in your sales that you are not sure of why?

Book sales do go up and down for a host of reasons. However, sometimes it is because of a book description of cover update you did. Or it could be a Facebook or twitter post you send out. It can even be from launching another book. By setting reminders of events such as changing a book cover, description or name change, you can correlate these events to changes in sales to see what the possible reason for the change in sales are.

Try BookSalesReport risk free for 14 days and decide for yourself.

JBL E55 BT Review

I love these earphones. For the price you pay, you get very good sound and good outside noise isolation. I use my earphones via Bluetooth on my computer (windows 7), Iphone 5S and Ipad mini, and with its supplied cable with my Ipod Nano (Small block nano). The earphones are switched on in Bluetooth mode by sliding the power switch on the right speaker. Note than when you plug the supplied cable into the earphones, the earphones automatically turn on without the power light turning on. If you are in Bluetooth mode and plug in the supplied audio cable, the earphones goes out of Bluetooth mode and disconnects any Bluetooth devices.

The Good:
The earphones have excellent sound, and are very comfortable with its adjustable sliding bars.
You can play, pause, and skip songs forward or backwards by using the controls on the right speaker when using Bluetooth. When you use the supplied cable, you have to use the button on the cable. However, it fully controls my iPod nano for pause and play as well as skip songs, and the ipod pics up the mic through the cable thus one can record memos on the iPod with the earphones. (the same is true if you plug the cable into an iPhone)
You can pair a large number of devices to the earphones. However, only two devices can be connect to the earphones at one time. When switching the earphones on by sliding and releasing the on switch, the earphones will connect to the last active device. If that device is not on, it will go in a search mode. You can then connect any other device. PC connection however seam to take preference.
The 20 hour play time is sufficient to play a few days when used only for a few hours a day. You can charge the earphones and use them only if you use the supplied audio cable. If you plug the earphones in to charge, all Bluetooth connections will be disconnected and Bluetooth mode does not work.
The earphones can fold up to take less space.

The Bad:
You cannot have both a device connected via Bluetooth and have the supplied audio cable plugged in. For instance. You cannot connect your iPhone via Bluetooth to catch calls while listing to music on a device you have plugged in via the audio cable.
You cannot have Bluetooth devices connected wile charging (although the cable option still works).
When I tried recording memos via Bluetooth connection on my iPad and iPhone it came out horrible. However, with the supplied cable it was clean.
When connected to my PC and my iPhone or iPad, commands like pause and play were sometimes corrupted. For instance, when the last device was my iPad, the earphones would connect to the iPad automatically when turned on. However, when the PC’s Bluetooth adapter was active, the earphones will also connect to the PC. When you then play songs or videos on the iPad and press the pause button, the iPad would not respond but the PC would receive a play command and start playing. This caused two streams of audio to reach the earphones at the same time. The only way i found to stop this was to always have the PC’s Bluetooth adapter off when not in use.