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31. Dec 14, 2017 1:58 PM in response to: JonFergus
Re: Best-Seller suddenly showing no sales, don't understand why!

Same thing is happening to me. I have a book that has sold 4-5 copies a day for a year and 3-4 a day in 2016. November and December reported sales are about 2.5 a day. Makes no sense and is giving me an ulcer. Amazon didn't pre-order any this year, although they ordered a lot in the previous two years.

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33. Dec 15, 2017 9:52 AM in response to: JonFergus
Re: Best-Seller suddenly showing no sales, don't understand why!

My book with the vanished sales also returned to normal daily sales a few days ago. Today I also had a bulk sale hit my dashboard from Amazon (at the Amazon rate) for that title. Based on the book's current rank, the order size would make sense as a preorder quantity from November.

 

More confusing is the other bulk sale that registered today for a different, better-selling title. That one has been selling steadily without interruption all season, so I don't know if today's bulk sale is a previous preorder or a new one!  I feel a little like I won the lottery today, though, which is some consolation for all the uncertainty.

 

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35. Dec 20, 2017 8:30 PM in response to: JonFergus
Re: Best-Seller suddenly showing no sales, don't understand why!

I have the same problem with you, but, now all are done. It took me a week to fix this issue.

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36. Dec 21, 2017 4:19 AM in response to: kevineaton
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No sales reported and for the first time in three years, Amazon didn't do a bulk purchase in November (at least one that has been reported). Now there's a notice that my Prime book "usually ships in seven days." Depressing Christmas.

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37. Dec 21, 2017 11:23 PM in response to: JonFergus
Re: Best-Seller suddenly showing no sales, don't understand why!

First of all hello everybody

 

I have the same problem. My sales stop from US market exactly 19 dec to now. I have few coloring books. But today i've noticed that my sales are back but only in half positions. And I dont see any overdue bulk orders. Is  the proces back to normal  looks like? I know that i have sales in that positions.

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38. Jan 1, 2018 5:11 AM in response to: JonFergus
Re: Best-Seller suddenly showing no sales, don't understand why!

happy new year guys

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39. Jan 1, 2018 11:07 AM in response to: JonFergus
Re: Best-Seller suddenly showing no sales, don't understand why!

My sales have never been that good in paperback (maybe one a month), most of my sales have been in KDP.  I have experienced the same thing with Kindle sales since around the end of October.  Strange that so many sales have dropped off to nearly zero.  I do wonder what is going on too.

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40. Jan 3, 2018 7:19 AM in response to: JonFergus
Re: Best-Seller suddenly showing no sales, don't understand why!

I am new to Createspace and had been worried that over the Xmas and New Year period my Amazon sales rankings were very good but very little showing on my CS dashboard. If this is typical for holiday periods because of CS outsourcing work to third party printers then that is a great relief!!!

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41. Jan 3, 2018 2:10 PM in response to: Ipsal
Re: Best-Seller suddenly showing no sales, don't understand why!

Yes. It is because of the third party distribution. A lot of ours dropped off in November and then are showing up at different times. Mine came in a couple weeks ago as one large order. Happy to report that my frantic call to CS back in early December confirmed that sales do drop off the dashboard but then show as a bulk.

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42. Jan 3, 2018 2:10 PM in response to: JonFergus
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Great news!

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43. Jan 3, 2018 2:12 PM in response to: josephchacko
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You too!

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44. Feb 2, 2018 10:00 PM in response to: ShannonT
Re: Best-Seller suddenly showing no sales, don't understand why!

Hi Shannon,

 

I'm glad I found this thread as likewise I have a best seller which suddenly stopped reporting in the UK but my dates are different. Mine ceased 16th January. Zilch since....now 18 days. Same story from cs reps....no idea why you haven't sold any! I sure am hoping that I'll see that bulk order show up somewhere soon. Is everything back to normal for you now? Are you seeing daily sales come in? The weird thing for me is that it's happening after Xmas so the whole stocking up for Xmas doesn't seem to apply but it could be related somehow. I've seen on author forums that some people have had unexpected dumps of sales showing and it worries me that there may have been an allocation mixup. Anyway...I guess it's just a question now of patience. CS tell me everything is normal! Do I just accept that they can't know? Looking for reassurance really.

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