Amazon KDP recently expanded their reporting tools to include daily sales in graph form and royalties by country. Yes, the title of this post is 'Smashwords' and I am starting with 'Amazon'. But there is method in my madness so to speak.
The daily sales reporting in KDP iv very useful as you can see at a glance which target markets are being reached. This is useful as Amazon now has more markets than ever before. There is also a handy calendar to select your own data stream.
Smashwords, who use their specialised software to convert one document to a variety of formats for download from the author's page in the Smashwords store, also ship - if the title reaches the Premium Catalogue for quality - to an increasing number of e-retailers - Apple iBooks, Kobo, Barnes & Noble for Nook, Flipkart, India, libraries via Overdrive and subscription services such as Oyster and Scribd. Time-scales for reporting from these sites varies. Some, like Apple, report frequently. Others like Kobo, where we have most of our downloads - especially for Just Us Two - really do lag behind and it takes for instance until the beginning of July for May sales to
appear. So to have a daily report it is exciting,motivational, and encouraging to see what download activity there has been.
Pinterest is a social media site which I have neglected. Not any longer though. I am happily pinning pictures and information to my various boards. I can also pin to my boards images and information which others have pinned to theirs. I saw some lovely shoes on there today. Vertiginous to say the least. And lots of sparkly bits.
Slide Share is a site I first visited at the start of my writing, marketing and publishing career and then - it went on the back burner. For some time I have had notifications of the top slide share presentations of the week and I thought that it was about time I jumped back on the bandwagon. You will find me here. I have uploaded a variety of videos - some attached to the slide and some presentations.
It is amazing how quickly people see what is posted.