The Sales by Subject report provides sales information by BISAC subject category, listing the sales of all print books sold through Ingram’s Global Distribution Network and ebooks sold through CoreSource, during a certain time period. This report gives you a view of your best-selling categories.
All the titles in the report are listed with the best-selling titles listed first.
A) You can view the report using one of the date ranges provided or customize the dates of the report.
B) You can select All Titles or view only Paperback, Hardcover, or Ebooks.
C) You can enter a keyword and bring up all the BISAC Codes (subject categories) that have the keyword in the BISAC, such as fiction, and you can do the same with Titles.
D) The report also lists the total sales for all units combined. All the titles in the report are listed with the best-selling titles listed first.
E) You can download the report or create a customized report. The report can be downloaded to a Spreadsheet in an XLS or CVS format. The report will contain the information displayed in the table. Click HERE to learn more about customized reporting.
F) You can click into the circle of a specific subject such as Young Adult Fiction to turn off all the other BISACs which updates the table to view only titles in the Young Adult Fiction category. When you do this, all the other circles become gray.
Sales data is updated within 24-48 hours after we receive the order from a seller (bookstore, library, retailer, etc.). Please keep in mind that a wholesale distribution order is not considered final until after it has been shipped.
Sellers have the option to cancel orders prior to fulfillment, so these cancellations can cause fluctuations between sales and compensation data.
Here's an example:
- We received a wholesale/distribution order for a book on January 1st (This sale is listed in the Sales Reports and appeared in the reporting within 24-48 hours after January 1st)
- The order is printed and shipped to the retailer/bookseller on January 5th. (Retailer ship times may vary)
- The order is posted to the sales compensation report on January 7th
- The Sales Compensation period closed on February 1st (The compensation amount is now available in the Unpaid Sales Compensation section of the Compensation Report until it is paid and then it will appear in the Paid Compensation reporting)
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