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Old 07-31-2012, 08:58 PM   #1
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How Often Do You Check Your Sales Reports?

I am not an obsessive person, no OCD here. But I check sales reports several times each day, and I am keeping a record (for later analysis) of each day's total sales.

Have I gone nuts, or is this common?
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Old 07-31-2012, 09:13 PM   #2
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This post is taking too much time I must check sales.

Have fun, Jan
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Old 07-31-2012, 10:55 PM   #3
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I am not an obsessive person, no OCD here. But I check sales reports several times each day, and I am keeping a record (for later analysis) of each day's total sales.

Have I gone nuts, or is this common?

Twice a day... morning and evening. Well maybe its more like 3...4 Its also when I check for reviews. But I am not obsessive at all.
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Old 08-01-2012, 09:24 AM   #4
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I check once a month or so, but I think I've only sold 10 copies on Amazon about about twice that on B&N since I loaded up for sale in March, so.

Possibly if I was selling dozens a day, I'd look more often.
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Old 08-01-2012, 08:12 PM   #5
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Frankly I have to discipline myself, especially with a new offering or any change.

Anyway, with a new offering, one time at end of day for first month.
After that, 2 times a week until 3 months, and that is the most difficult period of time. After that, 1 time a week.

Of course if someone asks or mentions the book, that is different and calls for an instant look.
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Old 08-01-2012, 08:27 PM   #6
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I check once a month or so, but I think I've only sold 10 copies on Amazon about about twice that on B&N since I loaded up for sale in March, so.

Possibly if I was selling dozens a day, I'd look more often.

Wow! Your sales put me to shame!

No, Seriously.
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Old 08-01-2012, 08:42 PM   #7
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Frankly I have to discipline myself, especially with a new offering or any change.

Anyway, with a new offering, one time at end of day for first month.
After that, 2 times a week until 3 months, and that is the most difficult period of time. After that, 1 time a week.

Of course if someone asks or mentions the book, that is different and calls for an instant look.
I probably do ten instalooks a day. Someone is always asking me, even though no one else is in the room.
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Old 08-01-2012, 09:29 PM   #8
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Wow! Your sales put me to shame!

No, Seriously.
Well, I'm glad it's not just me.

And I should caveat that I have an existing blog with a following of 50-100 daily comments, so transitioning that into 30 total sales over 5 months is probably on the lower end of "impressive".

But I added a GoodReads Author widget to the blog today!
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Old 08-03-2012, 08:35 AM   #9
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How Often Do You Check Your Sales Reports?
Almost never. Life's depressing enough as it is.
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Old 08-03-2012, 01:29 PM   #10
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I usually check daily. It's pretty easy to go crazy and start checking all the time though.
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Old 08-03-2012, 03:47 PM   #11
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I was getting to the point where I was checking a few times a day, so I've limited myself to once a week.
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Old 08-03-2012, 06:21 PM   #12
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I check amazon 20-30 times a day and everyone else about once per day.
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Old 08-04-2012, 04:29 AM   #13
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Seldom enough to know how little action there is there. One of the reasons I make new friends is the hope that some of them will buy my book.
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Since this thread was posted, I have noticed that my frequency has gone up.
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Old 08-04-2012, 10:57 PM   #15
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Since this thread was posted, I have noticed that my frequency has gone up.
Oops! Sorry about that, I didn't think about it being contagious.
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