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.

NovelRank Version 3 – Faster Everything

October 20th, 2013 by Mario Lurig

trees in the light

I’m guessing many of you were starting to get annoyed by Server Overloaded, Try Again in a Few Minutes messages, especially late at night. You probably weren’t a fan of waiting 60+ seconds for salesrank data to generate in charts.

These things bothered me too. Thus, I took time aside and have completely rewritten the backend database of NovelRank, which I’m now calling NovelRank version 3 (v3 for short). On the front end, there are no differences, but the experience of using the site is dramatically improved. It’s been a plan for months, and the four phases of transition started one week ago, finishing up late Saturday (Oct 19, 2013) night. I’m really proud and satisfied with the results.

Here’s a full list of everything that has been improved dramatically:

  • Charts (Type: SalesRank)
  • Stats (PRO Users now get to update this instantly)
  • API (NovelRank iPhone app and PRO WebApp)
  • CSV exports (SalesRank)
  • SalesRankExpress rank history charts

Since it was completed, there have been zero users receiving the Server Overloaded message. I’m proud of that.

I hope you continue to enjoy and use NovelRank worldwide. As a reminder, it’s built by one guy, me, and your support through PRO sign-ups and donations are the only income I have.

Support NovelRank; Get Featured – Donation Drive

May 6th, 2013 by Mario Lurig

NovelRank Founder Mario Lurig NovelRank went live in October of 2009, bringing free sales rank and sales estimates to authors worldwide. Since that time, it’s remained ad-free, fast, resourceful, and most importantly automated, so you can continue being a brilliant writer and marketer. This is all possible because great authors have decided that this service provides value to them throughout the year. Read the rest of this entry »

New PRO Features: Reviews and Charts

April 3rd, 2013 by Mario Lurig

NovelRank PRO Feature - Review Count

I’m happy to announce the features for NovelRank Pro are growing! Most importantly, Pro users will now see the number of reviews for their books (total) for each domain, right on the book’s detail page. This is checked nightly to see if new ones have appeared. The process uses Amazon’s API, but is resource intensive, thus it is restricted to PRO accounts only (it could not be supported site-wide due to changes by Amazon 18 months ago).

The second feature is minor, but while non-Pro books will default to Sales and Last 30 days as options in the chart, Pro users will have their last used options saved (via browser cookie) so they can easily use them across any of their books (e.g. SalesRank and Today). It saves a few clicks and thus your time, which is one of the core tenets of NovelRank Pro.

So if you’ve been holding back, now is a great time to get NovelRank Pro!

UPDATE 2013-04-05 03:01:00
The review count now shows in BOLD RED if it has changed since the last time you viewed that book’s detail page. Once viewed it ‘resets’ to normal after an hour. This should help you identify if it has changed so you don’t need to remember all your review counts.