SalesRank Data Over 2 Years Old Being Removed – September 2014

September 2nd, 2014 by Mario Lurig

In the continued effort to keep things running smoothly for everyone, it’s time to make-good on the agreement outlined in the FAQ over 5 years ago. Up until now, no old salesrank data has ever been removed. That means, if you started tracking your book 5 years ago, there are 30,000 salesrank records in the database for your book!

During the month of September, that number will be reduced to the last 2 years worth of data only. This doesn’t include estimated sales numbers, just salesrank records. If you would like to download them prior to them being expunged forever, you should go to a book’s detail page and click the Download to Excel/CSV option to show you the appropriate download link.

In the rare situation that a book is in the system, and after removing all but the last 2 years worth of salesrank data, it doesn’t have any new salesrank information, it will be completely removed from NovelRank.

I’m sure most people really won’t care about this, as the historical salesrank information is not exactly captivating, but I did want to give everyone a heads-up.

New Partnership: BookVibe – Social Book Recommendation

August 29th, 2014 by Mario Lurig

BookVibe

BookVibe

Today I’m excited to announce a new partnership with BookVibe, a new free service that not only can give you recommended reading based on your social media connections and content, but also allow you to do research into individual titles and individual twitter users to see what they are talking about. All of this is wrapped up in a clean and vibrant interface.

An example: Under the Dome by Stephen King (click Twitter Search)

Within NovelRank, you will now find a BookVibe link under the Twitter Search menu option at the top of any book’s page. The link will be at the top when NovelRank didn’t find any results, and at the bottom of the list when it does. If your book isn’t yet in BookVibe’s system, don’t worry, they’ll have it up and ready within ~48 hours.

I hope you enjoy this integration, and please let me know (Facebook comments or tweets) what you think of the integration.

NovelRank iOS App Updated – iOS7 and iPad Support

June 23rd, 2014 by Mario Lurig

Thanks to the amazing work of NovelRank user and contributor, Dave Wooldridge, the NovelRank iOS app has been upgraded! If you’ve never tried it before and you have an Apple device, now is a great time to download it. Here is a list of the new features:

  • New universal app with native support for both iPhone and iPad.
  • Optimized for iOS 7, but still compatible with iOS 6.
  • No more banner ads, but still FREE!
  • Now supports all Amazon country sites that NovelRank.com supports in a new horizontal sliding toolbar.
  • Added support for 64-bit iOS devices, such as iPhone 5s.
  • Completely re-engineered from the ground up!
  • Redesigned UI to better mirror the NovelRank.com color theme.
  • Several bug fixes, enhancements, and improved error handling.

See more screenshots and download it through iTunes or on your device:
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/novelrank-amazon-sales-rank/id423938573?mt=8

Keep Track of your Physical Book Inventory

March 6th, 2014 by Mario Lurig

Authors on NovelRank do two things extremely well: Write books and obsess over Amazon sales rank. So it’s important not to worry about the little things, which includes keeping track of how many print editions of your books you have an where you are selling them. You want something as easy as NovelRank, so the creator of NovelRank has also created ReadySum.
Ready Sum Inventory Tool Screenshot

It’s a web app, which means you can view it on your PC, laptop, tablet, or mobile device; it looks good everywhere. And in true NovelRank tradition, it’s free. So if you’re interested in tracking your book inventory, then ReadySum is here to help.

As a bonus, the tool is adding new translations all the time, and so far you can use it in the German edition or the French edition.