ReaderLinks Help – ISBN-13 Assignments
Whenever you upload a new KDP report or the ReaderLinks KDP Tool runs, ReaderLinks will check to see if you have any new ISBN-13 numbers in the report that are not attached to any books.
STEP 1 – Read these notes carefully!
NOTE: This is only for ISBN-13 numbers because that’s the only number that Amazon shares in their KDP reports.
NOTE: ISBN-13 numbers will not work for links. In order for an Amazon paperback page to load, Amazon requires ISBN-10 values. Unfortunately, they do not provide these in the KDP reports, so ReaderLinks is unable to dynamically fill in the ISBN-10 fields. Translation: The ISBN-13 assignments will not automatically make ReaderLinks links for your paperbacks pages. You will still need to manually add these values if you want them to appear.
NOTE: The only ISBN-13 values that will load in are those that show up in the KDP report. If you do not have paperback sales for the selected time period of your report, the report won’t include the ISBN-13 values.
NOTE: If you are not using the KDP publishing service for your paperbacks, your sales will not be reported in the KDP report. Therefore, your ISBN-13 values won’t be there either.
NOTE: Once you have assigned the ISBN-13s, ReaderLinks will be able to connect your sales for each subsequent report. In other words, if you just uploaded your KDP report and connected a bunch of ISBNs, you won’t see paperback sales data until you upload the report again (or until the ReaderLinks KDP Tool automatically grabs the data). Again, this will only be for the timeframe of your KDP report!
STEP 2 – If you see a green bar at the top of your ReaderLinks Books page, you have unassigned ISBN-13s
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STEP 3 – Choose your assignments and save the records
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NOTE: After you save the records, either re-upload your KDP report again or wait until the next ReaderLinks KDP Tool grabs the data for you.