Account & Payments

To stop using Publishwide and delete your account, please visit the My Data tab, click on the “Delete My Account” button, and follow the steps to delete your account.

This will erase all of your existing data – except for KDP ID in order to prevent multiple accounts from the same user.

You can contact us directly at [email protected] for now. We will be adding a Report Bug feature to your Publishwide Dashboard in the coming days.

Publishwide is currently in FREE Open Beta until January 11th, 2020. Those who sign up during the Beta will be forever locked into the discounted rate of $20/month. 

When Publishwide launches, new signups will get a 15 day trial period. Once the trial period expires, Publishwide costs $30/month. 

To add or update a payment option for Publishwide, please visit the My Settings tab, click on the “Update Payment Method” and follow the instructions there.

Publishwide is a reporting and analytics tool that helps you track your royalties and ad spend from multiple channels in one place.

Privacy & Security

Publishwide uses a bookmarklet to access your KDP and AMS data, and download the reports to our servers for processing. We do not store your passwords or authentication cookies.
The security benefit of our bookmarklet system is twofold:
  • The user is always the one who initiates the data transfer, meaning we cannot access your KDP and AMS data without your request.
  • The user’s KDP security details are never stored on Publishwide, meaning that in the unlikely event of a security breach, your KDP account and associated data (like bank account information) will not be affected.

Publishwide caches a list of your books and some sales data on your browser locally to improve loading time.

Most of your downloadable data will be stored on our servers – this includes a list of the books on your KDP dashboard, your KDP sales data (both daily and historical), and your ad metrics data.

The reason why we store the data on our servers is to allow you access to your dashboard from any device of your choosing once your data has been synced. This allows for deeper integration with the other services you connect, and is how we can show daily data beyond the previous 90 days for your KDP and AMS data.

The bookmarklet has a user-toggle for auto-syncing data, so you can just leave a tab open on your computer and then check your updated data from anywhere. By default, this toggle is turned to off and you must personally activate auto-sync.

Payment information is processed and handled by Stripe. No financial information about you is stored on our servers.

We keep a copy of your KDP account ID on our servers to prevent users from creating multiple Publishwide accounts for the same KDP account. We store no personally identifiable information about you beyond what you provide us.

You have full control over your data at Publishwide and can remove any data we’ve collected on your behalf during your time of using Publishwide.

When you choose to delete your account, we delete everything related to KDP, Amazon, and AMS. The only thing we retain is your KDP customer ID, which allows us to prevent the abuse of our free trial system. We retain no personally identifiable information about you.

Publishwide uses SSL to encrypt communications between you and our website, as well as between the different services that power the website, securing your data in transit when it’s most vulnerable.

We encrypt your data when it’s not in transit (i.e. at rest), using similar methods as Adobe, Facebook, Google, and Cisco, among others.

Payment information is processed and handled by Stripe. No financial information about you is stored on our servers.

Publishwide does not share your personal data with anyone else.

Using Publishwide

To install the Publishwide bookmarklet, just drag and drop the Publishwide Bookmarklet to your browser’s bookmark bar. That’s it!

The Publishwide Bookmarklet is used to sync your KDP and AMS data. Your Facebook data will sync automatically through the Facebook Advertising API.

If you haven’t already, log into your account at https://app.publishwide.com/

To Sync Your KDP Data:

To Sync Your AMS Data:

  • Go to your AMS Dashboard page thats loaded directly after signing in
  • Click on the installed bookmarklet
  • Click the Start Amazon Advertising Sync button

Yes! Visit your settings page to change your KENP Rate setting to any of your choosing:

  • Most Recent Rate – This will use the most recent available KENP rate
  • Custom Global Rate – Set a single KENP rate to be used across all KDP marketplaces
  • Custom Marketplace Rates – Set individual KENP rates for different KDP marketplaces. The rate is set in the local marketplace currency
  • Assume Increase – Set a custom percentage increase from the most recent KENP Rate. This percentage will be applied individually to all different KDP marketplace KENP rates.
  • Assume Decrease– Set a custom percentage decrease from the most recent KENP Rate. This percentage will be applied individually to all different KDP marketplace KENP rates.

Yes, Publishwide offers international support for AMS Ads. Just visit the specific international AMS dashboard that you’re looking to sync and activate the bookmarklet the same as you would on the .COM AMS dashboard.

Publishwide can also sync your Amazon Advantage ads, but only if you’ve connected it to your AMS Dashboard. To sync your Amazon Advantage ads, just visit your AMS dashboard, click the user dropdown to switch to your Amazon Advantage account, and use the bookmarklet to sync as you would on the regular AMS dashboard.

There are two ways to add books to a series. One way is to do it individually on a book-by-book basis, the other way is to do it in bulk. We’ll look at both ways:

Adding Books to Series on a Book-by-Book Basis:

  • Go to https://app.publishwide.com/books/bookshelf
  • Click on the book of your choosing
  • Under the Author Name of the Book, there is a line for “Series”
  • Type in the series name of the book
  • If a series name already exists, just click on the line and select the series name from the dropdown

Adding Books to Series in Bulk:

  • Go to https://app.publishwide.com/books/bookshelf
  • Click the “Assign Series” button
  • In the upper left hand side, type in the series name that you want to add books to 
  • Select the books 
  • Click the “Assign Series” button on the upper right hand side to lock in your selection

Tags have two parts: a tag name that denotes what category you’re tagging your books in (e.g. Editor, Cover Artist), and a tag value that denotes the specific info that you’re tagging your books with (e.g. the name of the Editor)

The process of tagging books is similar to adding books to a series: either in bulk or a book-by-book basis. 

Tagging Books on a Book-by-book Basis:

  • Go to https://app.publishwide.com/books/bookshelf
  • Click on the book of your choosing
  • Under the “Tags” Section, type in or select an already created “Tag Name”
  • Type in the “New Tag Value”
  • Hit the Return or Enter key to lock in your new tag

Adding Books to Series in Bulk:

  • Go to https://app.publishwide.com/books/bookshelf
  • Click the “Assign Tags” button
  • Find the “Tag Name” line in the upper left hand side
  • Type in or select an already created “Tag Name”
  • Find the “Tag Value” line to its right
  • Type in or select an already created “Tag Value”
  • Select the books you wish to mass tag
  • Click the “Assign Tags” button on the upper right hand side to lock in your tags

Manual expenses are added on a book-by-book basis. The process works like this:

  • Go to https://app.publishwide.com/books/bookshelf
  • Click on the book of your choosing
  • Scroll down to the Manual Expenses section
  • Type in the name of your custom expense on the “New Expense Name” line
  • Type in the amount of your custom expense on the “New Expense Value” line (this must be a number)
  • Select the date range in which this custom expense took place

Publishwide has an auto-assign feature that will automatically try to match up your ads with the book that the ad was running to. To use this function, just click the “Auto Suggest” button on the upper right hand side of the ads. 

For ads that the auto-assign feature is unable to complete, you can use the dropdown menu titled “Book Assignment” to select the book the ad corresponds to. 

Note: Publishwide will track all of your expenses unless you explicitly tell us NOT to track by selecting “DO NOT TRACK” on an ad. However, unless an ad is assigned to a book, Publishwide will not be able to track it on an individual book-by-book basis. For the best user experience, you’ll want to assign all ads to books where appropriate. 

Your reports can be further filtered and customized. To do so, follow these steps:

The criteria are as follows:

  • Marketplaces – Filter your report by different KDP marketplaces
  • Titles – Filter your report by different book titles
  • Authors – Filter your report by different authors
  • Series – Filter your report by different series
  • Tags – Filter your report by different Tag Names and Tag Values

The Reports Page has two separate components: Today’s Snapshot and Profit

Today’s Snapshot

Today’s snapshot is exactly that: a snapshot of how your profit is doing today. At the very top of the page is a scorecard view of the following data points:

  • Royalty – Combined Royalty of all your KDP sales for today
  • Expenses – Combined expenses of all your ads for today
  • Profits – Your combined royalty for today
  • Pages Read – Combined KENPC for all your books today
  • Paid Units Ordered – Combined paid units ordered–both eBook and Paperback

Beneath the scorecard view is a dropdown menu that you can use to change the the data plotted on the donut chart underneath, grouping it by the following metrics:

  • Title – The pie chart will display values based on the title of books. This is the default view
  • Marketplace – The pie chart will display values based on the KDP marketplaces
  • Author – The pie chart will display values based on the Author names of your books
  • Series – The pie chart will display values based on the Series names of your books.

Note: Grouping by “Marketplace” is not yet supported with Expenses or Profits. 

Beneath the pie chart are the top 5 books by the scorecard of your choosing if you choose to group by Titles. If you group by any other metric, this section will not appear. Hovering over the book will show you the following data at a glance:

  • Profit
  • Royalty
  • Spend
  • Page Reads
  • Paid Units

Beneath the books is a table view of all your profit data for today. You can adjust the width of the columns to your liking, as well as arrange the columns to the location of your liking. You can also remove a column by dragging it away from the table. 

The row summarizes all other rows underneath so you get an immediate idea for your data at a glance.

There are three columns that can be expanded: 

  • Royalty
  • Units
  • Ads

To expand each column, just click the > symbol and they will expand to show you its constituent parts and give you a better breakdown of the total information.

The Royalty Column breaks down into:

  • Total Royalty – the sum of all other royalty columns
  • KENP Royalty
  • eBook Royalty
  • Paperback Royalty
  • Pre-Order Royalty
  • Kindle Countdown Royalty

The Units Column breaks down into:

  • Total Units – the sum of Paid Orders + Paperback Units (explanation below)
  • Paid Orders – These are the number of paid orders that have been placed
  • Kindle Countdown Units – These are confirmed sales* attributed to Kindle Countdown Deals
  • Paperback Units – this combines both regular paperback sales on KDP as well as Expanded Distribution Paperback Sales
  • Pre-Order Units – These are confirmed sales* attributed to Pre Orders
  • Giveaways – These are your Free Orders

You’ll notice that I’ve placed an asterisk next to sales, and I’ll explain why:

Understanding the Breakdown of the Units Column

Amazon has a weird system for counting your sales and your orders. When an order is placed, it is immediately updated on your KDP dashboard. However, a sale will not be recorded until the payment has been processed and cleared. This means that there can be a mismatch between your Orders and your Royalty–because your Royalty is calculated based on your Sales. 

When KDP was just a simple graph that recorded confirmed sales, this wasn’t a problem. But once KDP introduced charts and started–for whatever reason–recording ORDERS instead of SALES on the chart, it opened the door for a great deal of confusion.

To make matters even more confusing, Kindle Countdown Deals and Pre Orders are only recorded if they are confirmed sales, even though an order placed on a book currently on a Countdown Deal will be recorded as a regular order. 

To alleviate confusion, we’ve hidden the Confirmed Sales metric from our table and charts for now. We’re still recording this metric, but until enough people start demanding that we show this, we are opting with the simpler version. 

The Ads Column can be broken down into:

  • Ad Spend – The total amount spent by all ads assigned to a book
  • Ad Impressions – The total number of impressions from all the ads assigned to a book
  • Ad Clicks – The total number of clicks from all the ads assigned to a book
  • Ad CPC – The average CPC of all the ads assigned to a book

Finally, at the bottom of the page, you’ll notice that we track today’s profit in the footer. This value will update automatically as new data comes in. So if you keep a tab open on your KDP bookshelf with the bookmarklet active and auto-sync turned on, you’ll see this value update on its own. 

Profit

The Profit page is where you get the full Publishwide experience. The layout is similar to Today’s Snapshot, with some notable differences:

  • The donut chart has been replaced by an area chart. 
  • The Group By Function has also been removed in favor of a more in depth table that we’ll talk about below.
  • You can export your data in CSV format with a single click of a button
  • You can further drill down in to specific data with Filters

Let’s talk a bit about how to use the Table on the Profit page.

You’ll notice that the table can switch between four different views. When you select the view that you want to see the table in, it changes the leading column to that particular value. The values are:

  • Books – Table is arranged by Book titles
  • Marketplaces – Table is arranged by KDP marketplaces
  • Expenses – Table is arranged by Expenses, even if an ad is not assigned to a book 
  • Dates – Table is arranged by the date 

In addition to the arrangement options on the table, you can drill down further into your data by using the Filters option located at the top of the Profit page.

Publishwide is divided into the following pages:

  • Reports – Here, you can view the breakdown of your data on two different views: a snapshot of your current day’s earnings and a detailed breakdown of any time period of your choosing.
  • Bookshelf – Here, you can view a list of all your books, assign series, custom tags, and custom expenses.
  • Ads – Here, you can view a list of all your ads, and assign the ads to individual books.