Kindle Direct Publishing’s New Reporting System and Some Author Updates!

2019-01-03

Yesterday I logged into my Kindle Direct Publishing account on Amazon and while looking at the reports, noticed there is a new “beta” reporting program they are working on that I could test (the picture above shows the new graphing, with part of the book breakdown below). I checked it out and it is WAY better than their old reporting program! It uses color coded graphs to plainly show which books you are selling, when you are selling them, and also easily separates books sold from “free” promotions vs. paid sales.

I am thrilled they are updating their system, because what they have had the last few years sucks in my opinion. It was hard to even tell which books sold! In other good news, while checking out the new system, I looked at my overall numbers from the last quarter and was pleasantly surprised to see that all together I’ve sold more than 230 ebooks (including promotions) during the last 90 days! Not bad for an indie author!!! It makes my heart happy to know that many people are reading my books!

If you use KDP publishing, I would recommend checking out the new program if you are able to under your own reports! By the way, if you want to check out my Amazon Author Page and maybe give it a follow, that would be awesome! I also have a FREE ebook promotion running today through Monday for my art ebook, “Stories Behind My Art” (if you like it, please consider leaving a review on Amazon!)

Lastly, a few years back, I published a little short story/spiritual ebook called “Jesus, Mohammed, and Abraham – A Parable about Love and Peace” under the name M.N. Russell ($0.99, FREE for Kindle Unlimited) . I decided to add that to my Amazon author bibliography, so you can check that out if you think it sounds interesting!

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10 thoughts on “Kindle Direct Publishing’s New Reporting System and Some Author Updates!

    1. Thanks Ashley! Do you have kindle unlimited? If so, you can always download any of my books for free! If not, let me know if you ever want a copy of one of my books for review or anything 🙂 I really appreciated you supporting my books recently! Have you published any books or are you considering it?

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      1. I don’t have Kindle unlimited yet. I’ve been waiting for my Kobo ereader to die (which I think it just did today) and then I’ll get a Kindle and Kindle Unlimited. I haven’t published a book yet, but it’s in the works, so it’s good to hear that KDP has upped their game.

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    1. I don’t find the formatting too hard, at least if your book is text only. It gets far more complicated if there are pictures. I try to do some promotion, but I am honestly not the greatest salesperson. I think it is much easier for outgoing people lol. For KDP, you can usually run a free book promotion for up to 5 days every 90 days or so I think. You get to choose the days and whether you want to do them all together or spread them out or whatever.

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