My Experience with Google Books – Part IV
Well, Google Books has been a bit far from my mind lately. Sorry for not updating sooner!
Unfortunately, there is not much new to report. The only real change is that a week or so after posting Part III, I finally started to see near real-time results. I now see data that is two days old in my reports (e.g. as I’m writing this on January 20th, I see data from January 18th.) This is still quite ridiculous in the age of instant-everything but at least it’s not a week old! Very strange Google, very strange.
A recap of where we stand:
- How long will the “Processing” step take? – 13 days in my case
- Now that the book is live, how much time does it take for the Reporting tools to become active and usable? – 8 days. Approximately 7 days after the reports went ‘live’, I was able to see 2-day-old data
- Once the book is “Live,” how much traffic will I get from it? (views, page reads, etc.) – so far, very little. A couple of book views a month so far. Hopefully this will change as next ‘cross season draws nearer!
- How many folks will click through to the “Buy Link”? – none so far
- How many of those folks will actually buy a copy of the book? – none so far!
- Will I ever get ‘live’ results, or will they always be a week old? – apparently they will always be 2 days old… odd!
- If these Google Books traffic numbers are significant, can I (and how?) then add the book to the Google eBook store? I have read that an “Editions” tab will show up in my Partner Program page, where I can add it to the eBook Store. I’ll keep you posted on this one! If I decided to do this, I will likely have to stop selling through RBR.
- How is the ad ‘revenue sharing’ linked to Google AdSense?
- What are the limitations to a non-U.S. Google Books account?
- How is the ‘viewable’ percentage calculated?
- Why don’t I have an “Editions” tab to add the book to the Google eBook Program (should I decide to do so)?
- is this related to the limitations of a non-U.S. Account?
Posted: January 20th, 2011 under Uncategorized.