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dogg12345
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WOW! sales taken a nosedive!

while my amazon sales have stayed constant via the months, my BN sales have suddenly taken a plunge!

 

this entire week has just been, a shocker, for lack of a better term.

 

anyone else experiencing declining sales? like a HUGE drop down?

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Re: WOW! sales taken a nosedive!

Read the other posts. Yes! Zilch here!

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 This book was selling daily. Now one sold one copy in two weeks! Something is definitely amiss.

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dogg12345
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Re: WOW! sales taken a nosedive!

yep, just saw the other posts after I posted this!

 

wow! yep, something is def. amiss.

 

been on BN for two and a half months, good months, I might add.

 

and even this month, April, started off great!

 

but this week has just been, whoa! 

 

perplexed and astounded!

 

did everybody just stop buying books? all of a sudden?

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Christopher_Penn
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My sales on pubit has gone to 1 or 0 for the last three days! Where the previously daily averages were 10-15 sales.

 

Is something amiss with their accounting dept? (When this happened before -- in late 2010 -- the problem was eventually solved though.)

 

It would be nice if some moderator would check on this....

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dogg12345
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Re: WOW! sales taken a nosedive!

Christopher,

 

so you're saying this happened before?

 

sure relieved to hear that!

 

were you guys compensated? were your accounts credited?

 

and when it happened before...what exactly was the problem?

 

was it an accounting issue? problems with the website?

 

I've only been with BN since mid January...so for me, this problem is new.

 

I've had numerous other issues here at BN (like not being able to log in to my sales account - GASP!, books taking forever to "process", etc) but they have always been resolved.

 

This lack of sales however is new.

 

and I would love to know how it was handled.

 

I'm going to try and search the archives of this forum to see what happened exactly, late 2010.

 

but if anyone has been thru this before, it would help to hear them.

 

it's hard to believe that sales would just stop on a dime.

 

just like you chris, I had books selling in the tens, daily.

 

and now, nada. zilch. kaput.

 

here's to hoping it's just a software glitch and everything will be resolved.

 

 

 

 

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Ms_Kitty
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It's been worse for me at Amazon, 20 days no sales.

 

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dogg12345
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ok...so after spending more than two hours reading the old posts on this forum (posts about "sales"), I have learnt that almost every month, since November, last year, there has been a glitch on the BN pubit system where publishers have had sales "missing" or some kind of sales problem.

 

it also seems like it takes weeks to fix this problem.

 

I guess the only thing to do is just wait it out.

 

it's a pity because my books sell 3 times more here than on the Kindle. per day.

 

so for me, that's huge.

 

I really hope BN can rectify this quick, if it's a glitch.

 

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Debra_L_Martin
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Re: WOW! sales taken a nosedive!

Yes, my sales have nosedived too all this week.

 

sorry, I posted in the other thread before I found this one.  I hope B&N fixes the problem soon.

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I'm in the same sinking boat. Sales have SUDDENLY taken a sharp dive. Averaged 28 sales per day in March. Today I've had TWO. It's as though my books were suddenly missing or something (but they're not). And the rankings don't seem to have suffered. I suspect reporting snafu.

 

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dogg12345
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Re: WOW! sales taken a nosedive!

Just to let you guys know,

 

I had written to the pubit team about this "sales nosedive" problem (using the email, "PUBIT@bn.com") and I got the following reply:

 

"Dear Customer,

Thank you for your email.

We are not experiencing any issues with Barnes and Noble PubIt.

Sincerely,"

 

I'm guessing that since they refered to me as "Dear customer", the person who replied must have thought I was a NookUser (which I am, but that's not why I was writing in), anyway, they must have thought I was writing in as an ebook buying customer to complain about the pubit end-user buying system.

 

anyway...

 

so...it's been now 5 days of abnormally low sales.

 

and I'm done stressing about this. 

 

it's driven me nuts trying to figure out what went wrong, where and there seems to be no apparent answer.

 

so I'm going to focus on what I do best.

 

and that is, produce more books.

 

 

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Mrs-Smith
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I haven't had a sale since the third. This is getting crazy! At least someone here has gotten a reply to an email. I just hope things turn around.

 

Melissa

 

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dogg12345
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@ mrs smith...

 

not one sale? wow!

 

that's really crazy!

 

there's definitely something going on...

 

I ACTUALLY CANNOT WAIT TO SEE HOW I DO THIS WEEKEND!

 

I normally sell a ton of books friday thru sunday.

 

and today (friday) has been VERY SLOW.

 

I cannot wait to see what Saturday and Sunday brings.

 

hmmm...

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Re: WOW! sales taken a nosedive!

I agree, April sales started off better than March.

I have not had a sale since April 5.

I makes no sense to go from several sales a day to none

for several days.

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Mrs-Smith
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Dogg- Nope. Not a single electronic book has been sold since the third. And come on, I just said this to a friend of mine, if a few dollars to buy a book is gonna break ya until taxes then you have no business buying books to begin with. But really? This long without a sale? Something is going on here. Either it's so bad that BN doesn't want to fess up or people really are cinching up the purse strings.

 

I just hope things will turn around. This is getting crazy.

Melissa

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Has anyone bought their own book or had a friend or family member buy their book to check if something is broken?

 

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My sales are even registering!  I, and my husband, bought my two titles as a 'test' and although we got the sales confirmation - no up tick in the 'My Account' tab.  On Amazon kindle it's an instant uptick for each sale - not sure how long it takes for Pubit! to post sales. Does someone know?

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Mrs-Smith
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They tell us its about a two to three hour window. Sometimes its almost instantly but most often than not its closer to the three hour mark.

 

Melissa

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one of my books is ranked 474 and I only sold 25 books yesterday and 13 today. SLOW.....

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My sales, too, have dropped to almost nothing the past few days.  It's strange.  On weekends I have had really great sales numbers for the past three months.  This weekend it's like 3 books sold.  Very frustrating.

 

McKenna

 

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Re: WOW! sales taken a nosedive!

There's already a whole other thread on this from last month. PubIt was way ahead of Kindle for me but now Kindle's clearly in the lead. And even that, I'm afraid, is somewhat down.

My own suspicion is that a lot more people bought books as they got used to tablets. Now things are normalizing. Which, sigh, means less sales.

But it does seem, yes, that sales are down. Period. No glitch or anything else. Just either less people buying ebooks or, more likely, there are far more ebooks to buy and so sales per book are down.

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