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
|Unified Pen Name Report||Development||We'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 Program||Research||Researching what it would take to allow authors to refer other authors and make an affiliate bounty.|
|AMS auto ingestion||Paused||We 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.|
Recently launched projects
|AHS Affiliate Program||Launched an affiliate program for our fellow authors. Spread the word about AHS! Start here: https://theauthorhelper.com/the-author-helper-suite-affiliate-program/|
|ROI breakdown per book on homepage||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.|
|Amazon Attribution||Working 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 update||Completely 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 Portal||A way to show industry information that we hope will help authors improve their businesses!|
|Filter on main charts||Adding 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 Notes||Create a way to store notes on a per-book basis.|
|Manage Ads Assignments Update||Speed 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 Update||Improve 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 Update||Simplify how ads are assigned. Allow filtering on ads in the list for speedier assignments.|
|Filter by Country||Allow authors to filter reports by country.|
|Series Performance Report||A 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 support||Allow authors to put their affiliate code on Google Play links.|
|Tab-persistence on books pages||When 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 importing||Allow authors to import data weeks at a time instead of one day at a time.|
|QR Codes||Set the system so that each link has a respective QR Code for authors to use.|
|TwitterTool API||This 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.|