When are book sales reported?

Our publishing contract allows us 60 days from the end of the month in which sales occurred to upload the book sales information into the Author's Center. This means that book sales that take place in January, for example, will be uploaded on or before the end of March.

Even though we have 60 days, our accounting department usually uploads the data to your Publishing Center within 30 days.

Book Sales appear on the My Book Sales page of your Publishing Center, broken down by title and uploaded every month. If no row appears for a particular month, that means no wholesale book sales were reported by Ingram for that month.

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    Nancy Alcorn

    My first order of books was shipped on August 25, does this mean I should have a report on Sept 30th? I would like to know how many books went out in the first month, 

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    Outskirts Press

    Reports for orders placed by the author appear immediately within the My Book Orders screen, and that appears to be the order you are referring to that was shipped in August. Wholesale and retail orders are reported on the My Book Sales screen, and those are the figures that appear within 30 days following the month the order was placed, because that is roughly how long it takes Ingram to report the sales data to us.  Figures on the My Book Sales screen are completely independent from figures appearing on the My Book Orders screen.

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    World of Traegonia

    The way I am reading this is that the only book sales that show up in the Book Sales screen are for wholesale sales only. What about retail sales through Outskirts press. We have our website link our customers directly to Outskirts book store but all I see in my Book sales screen are at the outside booksellers royalty.

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    Outskirts Press

    The My Book Sales page reports all wholesale and retail orders from all sources, including from the Outskirts Press direct bookstore at http://outskirtspress.com/bookstore.

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