04-09-2011 04:19 PM
My sales have consistently been updating once every 24 hours, usually after midnight for the day before. It's certainly not updating every few hours that's for sure. I purchased one copy of each of my books once they went live as a test and to make sure the formatting was good. Those sales weren't posted until the next day.
04-09-2011 08:42 PM
Hi, I chimed in this morning agreeing that my sales were tallied at zero even though I had self-tested by purchasing copies of my own title. Clicking like a little chimpanze on my Pubit! dashboard, I clicked on the left-side feature "Sales Report" - Voila! There were all my sales! At the "Today's Sales" click. Yes, it's unsettling not to see a tally on the main page at this month's sales tally, but try this second spot and see if you don't locate the sales for your titles. Whew! I feel so much better.
04-09-2011 09:01 PM
04-09-2011 10:15 PM
The refine your search option is broken because of a huge ad to the left hand side on the Pubit barnes and nobles page. I am not sure if they are aware of this. Also the refine your search option is not working at all in the pubit section.
04-11-2011 02:50 AM
so, this weekend was just like the entire past week.
and that is...low, low sales.
I thought that maybe, with the weekend historically bringing in the most sales, things would pick up more.
but alas, nothing like that happened.
I sure as hell don't know what's going on...
04-11-2011 08:39 AM
Searches still aren't right. I know it killed my sales. I have no idea if the searches are being fixed or what.
04-18-2011 04:38 PM
while it's still too early to call, this weekend (Sunday only), marked the return of my sales back to their prior levels (before they dropped off the cliff)!
I will monitor my sales this week and see if they remain at the levels they were when this month started.
how was your weekend guys?
did u guys experience an uptick in sales as well?
04-18-2011 05:33 PM
04-19-2011 10:44 AM
Thanks. I was hoping everyones sales were back! I was hoping it was that they fixed the problems with search engines and stuff. I think they will get better when tax returns come in!
04-20-2011 08:13 AM
Actually, I think it's market share. I've sold at least 36 titles on Amazon this month, five book store sales; and only 6 Barnes & Noble sales. Location, Location, Location!
I've relaxed a little about the whole thing. JAKonrath had a guest blogger [a woman] who pitted her [probably paranormal ;] sales on B&N versus his Amazon sales, and she was the only one I've read who's pulling on B&N. Zoe Winters is pitching the don't put all your eggs in one basket - and she's going with Ingram for a soft cover in B&N stores.
Funny, roller coaster business....ePubbing.
Emily Hill, All Smart Cookies Can Self Publish - on Nook ;D
04-21-2011 01:11 AM
Yes,.. Sales are still ok, at an everage of 2 to 5 a day. However, compared to my January/Feb/March months that gained about a hundred purchases per month... as soon as April hit, suddenly my sales definitely went on low gear.
I think it has a lot to do with the seasons. Winter makes people want to stay in and read. Warm weather implies a need to get some much needed sun.
04-21-2011 10:06 AM
Hi, got your message on sales of 2-5 a day. And the attached cover art. You are the Best Example of the advice I give my self-pub clients! ;D Professional cover art and writing to popular genre will make an author... A Star! WoW! indeed.
Emily Hill, All Smart Cookies Can Self Publish...on Nook! ;D