[Royalties] Kindle and reporting

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[Royalties] Kindle and reporting

Post by PhoenixNicholson » Wed Jan 24, 2018 4:37 am

Spare time had me checking reviews.
Found some had been written by folks who purchased
through Kindle format.
Went back through my CreateSpace records and could
find only 1 purchase not attributed to book format.
Hmm. No clue how .
We're talking small potatoes so far but just curious
how long it takes for those pennies from Kindle
to show up in my coin purse...

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Re: [Royalties] Kindle and reporting

Post by danwiz » Wed Jan 24, 2018 10:01 am

CreateSpace only handles the royalties for your paperback books. you will NEVER see a royalty from a Kindle book sale on your CS sales/royalty reports.

KDP takes care of Kindle royalties. Go to your KDP dashboard. It is not user-friendly like the CS dashboard, in that it does NOT show you what royalties you are owed. Go here https://kdp.amazon.com/en_US/reports-new and click on all of the tabs.

If you have completed all of the information for bank and so on at KDP then your royalties should be coming into your bank account on a monthly basis. I also get emails every month from them telling me that a deposit is about to be made to my bank account.
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Re: [Royalties] Kindle and reporting

Post by Phoenix » Wed Jan 24, 2018 2:45 pm

I think I have to disagree with you there Dan'l. KDP's reports page is pretty comprehensive, allowing you to get month-to-date reports, historical and other. I am able to see at any time how many of my ebooks have sold and where they were sold, what my royalties will be etc. Between that and my Author Central page I am able to keep up to date on a daily basis.
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Re: [Royalties] Kindle and reporting

Post by danwiz » Wed Jan 24, 2018 2:56 pm

Can you please explain to me how I can see, for example, the titles which have sold and where they have sold (US, UK, Japan, etc.) for a specific time period, for example, from June 25, 2017, through August 15, 2017? I can easily do this on CS. On KDP I have no way of doing that. Unless there is something I'm not seeing. How about generating a report for a specific title, from the day it went on sale to today?

I feel that I can do SO MUCH MORE with the CS reports.
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Re: [Royalties] Kindle and reporting

Post by Phoenix » Wed Jan 24, 2018 7:17 pm

On the reports page there is a tab which is labled ' Historical, once that is clicked you define your title, time period, marketplace etc. At the bottom of the page there is a table which tells you what you want to know and how much you have earned for the specified input. You can then generate a report from that. Under prior month's royalties you can select any month to view your royalties over all books. Under Payments you can specify a time period to get a readout of all books. You may have me on a specific book for a specific time, though. It has all the information I am ever going to need, that's for sure.
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Re: [Royalties] Kindle and reporting

Post by danwiz » Wed Jan 24, 2018 9:15 pm

Thanks for that Joe. I guess that I had never clicked on all of the various tabs and so on, despite instructing the OP to do so. Ha, my bad! I learned a lot.
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Re: [Royalties] Kindle and reporting

Post by Phoenix » Wed Jan 24, 2018 11:04 pm

You're welcome Dan'l. Only too pleased to finally be able to help out the man who has helped so many of us newbies on CS over the years.
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Re: [Royalties] Kindle and reporting

Post by Phoenix » Thu Jan 25, 2018 8:25 pm

BTW, Dan'l and OP and anyone else interested...there is a brilliant thread on the KDP forum titled 'Know your Reports', it explains the report section of KDP in great detail and explains many of the anomalies we often see on the reports such as a spike on our Author Central book rankings graph or author rankings graph without a noticeable sale of any of our books on the KDP report. A borrow will affect the graphs I mentioned, and until that person actually begins to read the borrowed book, no KU reads are registered, but the borrow shows up as a sharp spike in the rankings none-the-less. I urge everyone to have a read of the thread if you want to fully understand the KDP reports page.
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Re: [Royalties] Kindle and reporting

Post by danwiz » Fri Jan 26, 2018 10:34 am

Joe, can you post a hot link to that post you're referring to, or is it a locked thread up at the top of some specific area or what? I never look at the KDP forums.
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Re: [Royalties] Kindle and reporting

Post by Phoenix » Fri Jan 26, 2018 1:57 pm

Sure. No it isn't a sticky thread, but it sure should be.
https://kdp.amazon.com/community/threa ... 5&tstart=0
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