AMAZON – New Sales Dashboard and Royalty Report

Written by dcakers@dc-akers.com on April 14, 2014. Posted in Indie Writers News

Amazon has added a Sales Dashboard to the KDP Reports page to give you up-to-date reporting of paid, borrowed and free orders as they are placed in Kindle stores worldwide. The new dashboard also helps you track royalties earned as payments are processed for these orders

With the new Sales Dashboard you can:

– Track orders as they are placed: The dashboard graph provides you with daily trends for your titles as orders are placed in Kindle stores worldwide.
– Track royalties as payments are processed: The dashboard displays a summary of royalties earned as payments are processed for your orders.
– Generate customized royalty reports: The downloadable report gives you a detailed picture of orders, refunds and royalties earned.

You can filter the Sales Dashboard and Sales & Royalty Report by title, marketplace, and timeframe. The information you currently receive in the Prior Six Weeks’ Royalties reports is now available in the new Sales Dashboard and Sales & Royalty Report. We will remove this report in the near future.

Visit the Sales Dashboard to view the new reports here:

https://kdp.amazon.com/reports

 

Sales Dashboard

Your Sales Dashboard provides up to 90 days of historical orders and earned royalties, with a graph that provides daily order totals to help you see trends. The dashboard can be filtered by timeframe, title and marketplace. Royalties earned are displayed in the summary table and you can generate a downloadable Sales & Royalty Report to get more details.Information Provided on the Sales Dashboard
Under Units Ordered on the dashboard, you’ll see a graph with the following: Paid Units, Borrowed Units (through the Kindle Owners’ Lending Library for KDP Select-enrolled titles) and Free Units. You can filter the graph by Title, Marketplace, and Timeframe. Below the graph, you’ll see a Royalties Earned table. This allows you to see your royalties for all marketplaces in the time period you select. The royalty amounts shown are usually updated within about 24 hours of orders being placed. To see a detailed “Sales & Royalty Report,” click “Generate Report.” This report includes units sold, refunds and royalties (excluding KOLL royalties) earned during your selected timeframe.Orders, Sales and Royalties
Any time a customer purchases your title, that’s an order. An order becomes a sale once the payment is processed. Royalty earned is based on sales.Time Zones for International Marketplaces
You’ll see dates on the dashboard which are calculated in the local time zone of the selected marketplace.. For example, if you select “Amazon.co.uk.” the units ordered there are recorded in the local time zone (GMT). And if you select “All Marketplaces,” the total displayed is the sum of units ordered on each date in the corresponding local time zone of the Amazon marketplace, just like in the Prior Month’s Royalties report.

Sales and Royalties Report

You can use this report to view units ordered  and royalties earned during the timeframe selected on the dashboard. You can download this report by clicking “Generate Report” on the Sales Dashboard page. When you have  qualifying sales in a given month, you will be paid approximately 60 days following  the end of the calendar month during which applicable sales occur. The report contains two tabs – a “Royalty Report” tab and an “Orders Report” tab. Here’s some more detail on the information provided on each tab:

Royalty Report Tab
This tab contains detailed royalty calculations to help you  understand how royalties are calculated based on the “Net Units Sold” for your titles during the selected timeframe. An order becomes a sale once the payment is  processed, which usually takes about a day. Royalty earned is based on sales.

Royalty Tab  definitions

Date Date (in local time zone) on which the orders were placed
Title You’ll a separate row for daily sales recorded for each title in the Royalty Report. If you’re title is available for sale in more than one    marketplace, the report also shows each daily sales for each marketplace on separate rows.
Author Name The author name associated with the title.
ASIN The ASIN for your title, displayed in order of most paid orders received.
Marketplace The Amazon marketplace where the sale or royalty was recorded.
Royalty Type Type of royalty applicable (35% or 70%).
Transaction Type The type of transaction recorded for this title (see table below for more detail).
Units Sold Each row shows you daily sales totals by title for marketplace and transaction type
Units Refunded Shows you the total units refunded for each title on that day
Net Units Sold Net Units Sold = Units Sold – Units Refunded. This is the basis of your royalty calculation.
Avg. List Price Average list price listed for the title on that day.
Avg. File Size Average file size of the title for that day.
Avg. Offer Price Average offer price customers saw for the title on that day.
Avg. Delivery Cost Average delivery charge for the title on that day.
Royalty Earned royalties for the sales in that row. For more information on how royalties are calculated, read the Pricing Page or Terms & Conditions.
Currency The currency of the royalty.

Transaction Types

Transaction

Description

MatchBook Your book was sold as a part of the Kindle MatchBook program.
Kindle Countdown    Deals Your book was sold during a Kindle Countdown Deals promotion.
KOLL Your book was borrowed as a part of the Kindle Owners Lending Library.
Standard Your book was sold as a standard Kindle book transaction.

Negative Royalties
Earned royalties  are calculated based on your Net Units Sold. Since Net Units Sold = Units Sold – Units Refunded, it is possible to see a negative royalty if your “Units Refunded” exceed “Units Sold” for a  particular day.

Orders Report Tab
This tab contains a summary of paid, borrowed and free orders received for your title(s) during the selected timeframe. This is the information provided in the Units Ordered graph on your Sales Dashboard.

Orders Report Tab: Definitions

Date Date (in local time zone) on which the orders were placed, starting with the most recent date.
Title You’ll see each title on a separate row in the Royalty Report.
Author Name The author name you entered for the title.
ASIN The ASIN for your title.
Marketplace The Amazon marketplace where the sale or royalty was recorded.
Borrowed Units KOLL borrows recorded for the title.
Free Units Free orders received on that date.
Paid Units Paid orders received on that date.

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dcakers@dc-akers.com

Like many who enjoy the fantasy genre, Akers started reading it as an adolescent. He was fascinated with Tolkien's Lord of the Rings and Bram Stoker's Dracula. He currently enjoys reading works by Dean Koontz, Heather Brewer, J.K. Rowling, and Rick Riordan. Akers enjoys creating a fantasy world with compelling storylines, while injecting humor and a touch of drama into the action as he did with his first book Terra Vonnel and the Skulls of Aries, which has received rave reviews. "I start every story with this thought: Where can I take my audience now? To me it's about the journey, the escape into a world filled with the fantastic and the unexpected. There is nothing like an adventure that takes you further from reality with every turn of the page." D.C. Akers was born in Texas and after spending several years working in accounting, Akers began to pursue his childhood dream of becoming a writer.

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