by Kate Tilton • March 21, 2013 • Follow
Published in Publishing Tips • 5 comments
As part of the business side of publishing, one of the many things self-published authors have to keep track of is their book sales.
Tracking book sales is easy if you just have one book and are just publishing it through one distribution channel, ie Amazon. It can get quite cumbersome if you’re trying track your book sales through multiple distribution channels. We’ve compiled a list of tools for you to make tracking sales easy.
-Tool for indie authors by indie authors
-Imports all your sales from various various and lets you track sales trends on each channel.
2. Amazon Author Central program for book tracking and more.
-Let’s you pull in from various retailers
-Data pulls in from Neilson BookScan
-Let’s you upload all your sales spreadsheets and gives you reports based on the data
Some additional tips for tracking your book sales.
Other useful articles:
Tracking Sales by Susan Kaye Quinn
How to Track Your Book Sales in Real Time with Amazon by Laurie Lewis
All About Amazon Author Central
Amazon’s Author Central: Keeping Track of Your Books by Darcy Pattison
Kate Tilton is the marketing associate for BiblioCrunch, an author assistant, and a book blogger.
Kate is also a proud host of #indiechat, Tuesdays at 9pm EST.
Kate Tilton has been serving authors since 2010. Founder of Kate Tilton’s Author Services, LLC, Kate works as an author assistant, social media manager, and speaker with the mission of connecting authors and readers. Kate is the creator and host of #K8chat (Thursdays at 9pm Eastern on Twitter) and has appeared on popular media such as Publishers Weekly and Library Journal. You can find Kate on katetilton.com.