Ebook Sales on Multiple Marketplaces

Ebook Sales on Multiple Marketplaces

As everybody knows, Amazon KDP is the biggest market for ebook sales. Most of the self-published or indie-published authors are selling their ebooks there. In numbers:

According to Authorearnings.com, in 2017 nearly 84% of all ebook sales are being sold on Amazon, which is around $3,2 M/year. These numbers are enormous.

However, we have noticed that so many self-publishers or indie publishers are omitting the other markets that could be boosting their sales!

 

2017 Numbers According to Authorearnings.com:

  • Taken all together, Amazon accounts for more than 80% of English-language ebook purchases
  • Apple another 10%
  • Kobo 2%
  • Nook 3%
  • The remaining 3%–ascribed to GooglePlay and all remaining channels

Apple:

63M/year of Ebook unit sales – 20% of it is Indie/Self-published – it’s more than 12,5 M of sold units!

Nook:

Nook’s numbers are a little lower than Apple

19M/year of Ebook unit sales – 20% Indie/Self-published – it’s more than 3,5M of sold units!

Kobo:

11M/year of Ebook unit sales – 22% Indie/Self-published – nearly 2,5M of sold units.

Discussion

If the goal is to sell as much as possible, and it definitely is, why there are so many self-published authors or indie publishers not using stores such as Apple, Google, Smashwords, Nook or Kobo? Is it because people are lazy to add the books to the stores? (It is not an easy and 2 minutes task, but still). Or is it because they don’t believe that it will boost their sales enough? Or are they worried because it was hard to track their sales? (it’s not anymore, BookCore.net is here!)

Or is it because they are using completely different ways?

Please, feel free to share your opinion with us, it will be highly appreciated.

 

 

BookCore.net Book Sales Tracking App Guide

Book Sales Tracking App Guide

In this article, we are going to show you some insights from BookCore.net – the book sales tracking app, so you can have an idea how it looks and works.

This lovely lady will warmly welcome you when you land on the main BookCore.net page.

As soon as you complete your registration and login to your BookCore account, you will have to add your shops so you can start tracking and seeing your sales. There is a how-to video and also descriptions. We have already posted an article about it How To Add Amazon Account.

Ok, so let’s move on…

We will now show and describe the insights – and let’s start with the basic – Dashboard

The Dashboard

On the dashboard, you can see your sales Yesterday, This month so far, Last month total, Sold Units, Free Units (giveaway) and KENP. You can also see your Top 5 Ranks on Amazon.comRankings and Units sold/free. 

So yes, you can track your Book Rankings as well! You can also see your Total Revenue Chart – How much you made and on which STORES!

Analyze Page

This is our Analyze page. On Analyze page, you can mostly see charts and you can play with it. You have a possibility to have Units chart, Lent pages read/KENP chart, Units – Free chart, Units – Sold chart, Sales chart, Total Revenue chart, Lending Revenue chart, and Royalty chart. Many things, right?

On the right side, you can see Pie Charts with percentages of sales in different stores and of your books.

On the bottom of the page, there is a Timeline, so you have an option to set up from/to you want to see your sales. Under the Timeline, there is a Sales Table which looks like this

This table reacts on the Timeline, so you can set up the time range and it will show you the sales and in which stores. 🙂

Amazon Rankings Page

The Amazon Rankings page is one of the gems of BookCore.net app.  

On the Amazon Rankings page, you can set up time range again and see your best rankings, in which categories and on which Amazon (.com, UK, CA, AU, DE) your particular book is or was ranked. Great, right?!

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