Why are library sales reporting at a lower price than I set?
You might be seeing sales under the Library Pay Per Use model (also known as "Cost-Per-Checkout
Under the traditional library model, a librarian purchases your book once, paying based on the full list price, and can circulate that copy as many times as they can (to only one patron at a time, of course).
Under the Pay per Use library model, you get paid a (discounted) royalty each and every time the title is checked out by a patron.
Not only do you get paid every time the title is checked out, but this has the added benefit that you no longer have to have a librarian choose to buy your book. They can simply make the book available on the "shelf" at no (up front) cost, giving you crucial visibility and allowing you to drive patron marketing.
Why have my sales on the sales reporting dashboard gone down?
Only a subset of our full network offers daily or real time reporting. This causes new sales data to be added in large chunks for some partners, and can create a sense that sales are changing more rapidly than is actually the case. The data in this ...
How should I set the price of my audiobook
When setting the price of your audiobook, you should consider the duration, genre, and price of similar audiobooks, and your goals for the book. Some authors hope to maximize potential revenue per sale, and others are seeking more exposure and ...
Is the Sales Dashboard reporting real-time sales?
Yes, you can see real-time sales information for many leading audiobook platform via the preliminary sales dashboard under your account. Please note that real-time preliminary reporting is not always available for all distribution selections, and ...
Who sets the list price for my audiobook?
You set pricing and we pay based on that list price for sales through most of our distribution partners. You can update your list price at any time and we'll ensure all retailers are current with the price you set. The retailer does get to choose the ...
Can I set a list price of $0?
Absolutely! We think free audiobooks can be a great audience builder. That said, there are a very small number of vendors (mainly Chirp & Overdrive) that don't support a price point of $0.00 or "free". Titles with a price of $0.00 will be filtered ...