Let’s get things set up…
Step 1: The first thing we’re going to want to do is grab your 90-day report from KDP. We’re doing this because it will contain the majority of your books, plus the past 90-days worth of sales information. NOTE: Don’t use the ReaderLinks KDP Tool until this step is complete.
So jump over to kdp.amazon.com and click the Reports link.
At this point, you can pick and choose which books to import into ReaderLinks. Ignored books will not be imported. For example, I’m only going to import five books in this demo so that you can see basic information. Typically, though, it is expected that you would import all of your books.
Note: If you are using multiple pen names, just import the books for the pen name you’re on. Then you can create the other pen names and repeat the import process for each.
So, for this month the five books I brought into the system are being shown.
IMPORTANT NOTE: ReaderLinks uses sales only from the KDP system. We download the actual XLS file from the KDP server to make sure that we have the latest information.
The KDP dashboard shows orders, not sales.
That means that you may see that you have 20 orders for the day but ReaderLinks only shows you have 15. This is because we only show you actual sales data that KDP has reported as funded.
Grabbing your Facebook Ads data
For information on how to get your Facebook Ads data, please click here!
Grabbing your Amazon Ads
To get the details for how to import your Amazon ads data, please click here!
Additional Charts and Data
As you scroll down the screen on the main page you’ll find even more charts and data that you can use to study the effectiveness of your business. Once you start utilizing ReaderLinks links, you’ll also be able to see correlation data between clicks and sales.
What do I do next?
The next thing you should do is jump over to the ReaderLinks KDP Tool so that you can make grabbing your KDP data much simpler!
Click Play to get a run-through of a lot of what’s discussed above.