Bookmarklet to add totals to Kindle sales stats

Published on May 21, 2012 by

If you’re selling e-books through Kindle Direct Publishing, did you ever wish Amazon would put totals at the bottom of the month-to-date sales statistics?

Well, they still haven’t done that, but I’ve created a bookmarklet that will do that for you.

First, bookmark this link: Kindle Sales Total. The link itself doesn’t go anywhere, so you need to bookmark it from here by right-clicking on it and choosing “Bookmark this link.” (Some browsers may use Favorite instead of Bookmark.)

Then, go to the KDP reports page and select the Month-to-Date Unit Sales report. Once the report has loaded, click on the bookmark. Voilà! You have totals.

Note: It works in the latest version of Firefox. I have not tested it in other browsers. If you find it doesn’t work in the most recent version of another browser let me know in the comments and I’ll see what I can do.

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32 comments on “Bookmarklet to add totals to Kindle sales stats”

  1. Thanks for this Eric!

  2. Vaughan Stanger says:

    Thanks, Eric. That’s really useful.

  3. Laurie Tom says:

    Thanks, Eric. :) This is nifty.

  4. Joshua Wylie says:

    Works awesome in the latest beta of Chrome!

    Now I need to write more books for it to be useful! Haha!

  5. Brilliant. Thanks, Eric.

  6. v j chambers says:

    Thanks so much!!

  7. OMG!!! This is absolutely awesome!!!

    Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!

  8. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!

    Truly awesome!!!

  9. […] handy new Bookmarklet for Kindle publishers, that shows the total number of books sold per month on your Amazon KDP […]

  10. Arlo says:

    Brilliant!

    Thank you!

  11. This is fantastic! Thanks so much~

  12. Steve Richer says:

    You, sir, are a gentleman and a scholar. Can’t believe that in this day and age Amazon hasn’t yet figured out that we need totals…

  13. Suzanne says:

    Thank you. Makes things so much easier.

  14. Thanks for this, Eric. That is very useful.

  15. Great little tool, thanks so much!! You are a genius.

  16. Nancy Fulda says:

    Most very cool. Thank you, sir!

  17. This is cool, Eric, thanks! One less reason to use my brain …

  18. I keep a spreadsheet (don’t we all? :)), but this is a brilliant Bookmarklet for looking up the total on the fly.

    Thanks, Eric.

  19. Elle Casey says:

    And now, all we need is for it to dump it into a spreadsheet for us on the hour! :)

  20. Ree says:

    This is such a wonderful tool and was my first exposure to javascript favorite links (the only other one I’ve encountered is Pinterest). I run most stuff at 2.99 and this was so handy I either unpubbed the below 2.99 stuff or raised its prices (believe me, it made sense from a time saved perspective :-).

    Now, some sites have a paypal button – I’ve only ever used the novelrank one, even though I visit lots of sites with useful info (they’re just confirming what I already know). I’d use the paypal button if you had one!

  21. Seneca says:

    A wonderful idea, and the testimonials below are all heartening.

    However, right-clicking in Firefox, the only bookmark choice I am offered is to bookmark it in Delicious; and right-clicking in Chrome I am offered no bookmarking option at all.

    Alas. Should you ever have any suggestions, or a modification be available . . .

    Thanks.

    • I’m not sure what’s going on with your Firefox. Maybe the Delicious plugin blocks the regular bookmark functions?

      In Chrome, click Ctrl-Shift-B to toggle the Bookmarks Bar. When the Bookmarks Bar is there, simply drag the Kindle Sales Total link onto the Bookmark Bar.

  22. Trisa Hugo says:

    What a useful thingie! Works perfectly in Chrome, I just dragged the link to the bookmark bar.
    Thank you!

  23. Eric, this is great. What a useful tool. No idea how you managed it so it’s officially magic, not science. Powerful magic! Thank you for sharing.

    Michael Wills

  24. Oh I love it, thanks so much, Eric!

  25. Thank you so much for this! I don’t know how you did it but it’s a great tool.

  26. This is fantastic! I was clued in by Jason Gurley, one of my fellow WOOLfic writers. What a great tool! (Your bookmarklet, not Jason.) ;-)

    The more books I write, the more I have to add up… so this is coming at just the right time.

    Thank you so much, Eric!

  27. Donna says:

    Thanks!

    Now if someone would write a program that would download all monthly sales reports from the different distributors and put it all in a common format, that would be helpful!

  28. Great tool, thanks!

    I’ve been cutting and pasting the whole report into a spreadsheet, where I have a formula that adds them up – this is MUCH quicker and easier.

    I love your validation “drag the note” tool to prove I’m human :)

    Vanessa

  29. rgb says:

    For those of you who may be wondering how to do this in Chrome, simply click the link provided and drag it up to your Bookmark Toolbar and proceed accordingly.

  30. Not sure what’s supposed to happen, but I couldn’t figure out how to make it work in Safari.

    Mike

  31. Fantastic! Thanks Eric.
    With four books and more to come, this will make my checking of sales figures so much easier.
    If you ever develop something that can total all sales from all the different Amazon websites on to one page, let me know. I would definitely pay for something like that.
    And if it could also add my CreateSpace books into the same page, even better.
    And if it was an iphone app so I could check my sales while watching TV …
    Excellent work Eric.
    Thanks
    Richard