Worldwide Territory Ebook Readers – A 2014 & 2017 Comparison

After putting together the previous post, I thought about some of the presentations at the Business Master Class on the Oregon Coast back in October, and a few comments from Mark at Kobo. I decided there were another set of numbers I wanted to look at. Unit sales across territories. Well, percentages, anyway. So, I did a special pivot table for both 2014 and 2017 before I put away the big spreadsheet. Once again, I took out the numbers from Bundle Rabbit, to keep from skewing the numbers to far, and also because I don’t always know what country those sales come from. Plus, it means I get to create colorful graphs again. 😛 2014 is rather striking in how …

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Finding A New Baseline With Statistics

Here it is. One of the big blog posts I’ve been promising. Figuring out the new baseline as well as comparing a few numbers with how I was doing before life exploded. And wow, did it explode… but anyway… I could have made this blog post shorter, but that would have meant taking out the comments of what some of the statistics mean or why they are the way they are. For me, that would have been boring, and not helpful at all. So, below you’ll find my comments, which are basically me thinking out loud as I crunched the numbers. If you have any thoughts, please share them in the comments! I would love to hear them. The last …

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Retailer Reports: A few Thoughts

I’m still in the process of analyzing my new baseline. To do this I am collecting sale reports across all the retailers and distributors that I’m already using. It’s taken more time than I thought it would, for several reasons (some listed below). In the process of collecting reports and putting together a new spreadsheet, I thought I would share a few things I’ve noticed. Finding the right reports can be a real pain in the neck. They aren’t always easy to find. Or there are so many and the ones that sound like they are the ones I need turn out not to be the one needed. I kept having to go back and forth from the spreadsheets to …

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“Amazon Serials” Launch – A Few Thoughts

Along with everything else they are launching this week, Amazon also launched a new service called “Kindle Serials (Great Reads, One Episode at a Time)”. Their description: “Kindle Serials are stories published in episodes. When you buy a Kindle Serial, you will receive all existing episodes on your Kindle immediately, followed by future episodes as they are published. Enjoy reading as the author creates the story, and discuss episodes with other readers in the Kindle forums.” Kindle Serial Submission page Kindle Serial Front Page First, yes you need to submit to them. You cannot opt into this through KDP. Web serials, also called webfic and litfic, have a long tradition on the internet. Websites like Tuesday Serial, Web Fiction Guide, …

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Spread The Word – Kris Rusch – Royalty Statement Update 2012

Kris Kathryn Rusch’s blog was hacked about 12 hours after she posted an update to the infamous Royalty Statement. For anyone who didn’t read it, it was reporting ebook sale underreporting by many major book publishers. It’s gone on to be one of her most famous posts, and people still talk about it. Not only did her main site go down, but then when she reposted it on another of her sites, *IT* then went down. And now it’s posted on her Livejournal, and it looks like that has malware on it already. Yeah, a lot of people are speculating about it. It ranges from conspiracy theories, to stalker issues, or a tremendous amount of bad luck. Me? I think …

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