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Projects List for The Author Helper Suite/Author Helper Academy

Lastest Author Helper Suite Release Notes

SYSTEM UPDATE – December 12th, 2022
  • We’ve added columns for ad/promo spend to the ‘Sales Details’ tab on the homepage. This allows authors to see ROI per book on a single page.
SYSTEM UPDATE – September 18th, 2022
  • Amazon Attribution tags are now available on your RL links. It is a basic implementation that is following Amazon’s beta. Please carefully read our new help page regarding this change and how to use it.
  • You can now create RL links that go to the Goodreads review page. Before only the sales page was available. You can choose to send people to either one now. The MyBooks page review column will automatically send people to the review page. 
SYSTEM UPDATE – September 18th, 2022
  • You are now able to use the Author Helper Suite Facebook App. It will allow you to grab your Facebook Ads data much faster, and without the need for downloading and uploading reports. Note that it only goes back 7 days, so make sure you keep on top of it. 😉

Projects in research/development

TitleStatusDescription
Unified Pen Name ReportDevelopmentWe're working on offering the ability to see reports that span pen names. The solution will be an addition to our existing reports in the 'Author Analytics' menu.
Author Helper Suite Affiliate ProgramResearchResearching what it would take to allow authors to refer other authors and make an affiliate bounty.

Projects paused/parked

AMS auto ingestionPausedWe researched the ability to automatically pull in AMS ads in the same manner as Facebook Ads. However, Amazon's severely limits the functionality of this feature. We've paused development as we wait for some improvements.
Projects that have been "parked" until more information is gathered.

Recently launched projects

TitleDescription
ROI breakdown per book on homepageAdded columns for ad/promo spend to the 'Sales Details' tab on the homepage. This allows authors to see ROI per book on a single page.
Amazon AttributionWorking on supporting the new Amazon Attribution tags.
Facebook Ads Auto-Ingesting.Connect to the Facebook Business API and automatically grab ads reports.
Sell-thru/Read-thru Report updateCompletely revamped the entire report, adding new features, and updating all the equations.
Author Helper Academy
Writer-to-Author: The Mental Game
This is a FREE course to help you make sure your compass is pointing in the direction YOU want as you work to get to the next level in your author career!
Author Helper Information PortalA way to show industry information that we hope will help authors improve their businesses!
Filter on main chartsAdding the ability to click on items to add/remove them from the chart report.

For example, if you click on Ebooks, it would hide the green Ebook bars from the chart. Click it again and they'll return.
Add Book NotesCreate a way to store notes on a per-book basis.
Manage Ads Assignments UpdateSpeed up the page loading for unassigned ads. If the author has a lot of historical ads (or assigned ads), the page can take quite a while to load.
ReaderTeams UpdateImprove the process for prompting readers to submit reviews, including an option to open an email to all the readers (using Blind Carbon Copying) so the author can send a direct email with the request without the need to copy all the email addresses by hand.
Manage Ads Assignments UpdateSimplify how ads are assigned. Allow filtering on ads in the list for speedier assignments.
Filter by CountryAllow authors to filter reports by country.
Series Performance ReportA new report based on Bonnie Paulson's ads analytics methodology.
Add link-click data for additional countries.To support the country filter, we want to track all the current marketplace click events we support.
Google Play affiliate supportAllow authors to put their affiliate code on Google Play links.
Tab-persistence on books pagesWhen an author changes from one book to another within the same series, make sure the system keeps them on the same tab.
Facebook Ads date-range importingAllow authors to import data weeks at a time instead of one day at a time.
QR CodesSet the system so that each link has a respective QR Code for authors to use.
TwitterTool APIThis has been abandoned due to Twitter's change requirements regarding the need for upgrading to v2. They have also made access to Elevated rights more challenging, so we've had to remove this tool for all new users.

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