Thursday, October 26, 2017

BookCore: Track Book Sales, Rankings, and Reviews

A new book data tracking service has launched for self-published authors and small publishers to automatically collect all of their ebook sales data as well as a wide range of information on their rankings and reviews all in one place. Called BookCore, it is a web application that presents all of the crucial author data in an easy to read way, with everything arranged so so that it is easy to break down. More information can be found on the BookCore website at https://bookcore.net. The site explains that BookCore can collect all of its data from multiple websites, including the most well-known shops like Amazon, iBooks on the Apple store, the Google Play store, and Smashwords. This is beneficial for self-published authors because they don’t have to waste time tracking data down individually, helping to boost their productivity throughout the day.

More sites are soon to be incorporated, including stores like Createspace, Kobo, and Barnes&Noble, making BookCore a powerful online platform for all self-published authors, regardless of their field. Through editing book pages and implementing any number of changes, authors can track the effects by using BookCore. They can see when a change improves sales and if a change has a negative impact, finely following the details of every strategic choice.
BookCore is designed to act as a powerful virtual assistant, automatically and regularly connecting to authors’ Amazon KDP and other platforms to hone in on book sales data, so the author never has to worry about missing something. The site emphasizes that all of this, including the clear and accurate presentation of the data, is automatic.
By tracking reviews as well as sales, the program allows writers to see how their fans are reacting to their work by tracking reviews in real time as they come in. If they want to respond to their fans, they can then focus in on where the review came from and click through to the website to write back.
The BookCore site explains that the software is fast and precise, taking only a minute to set up.

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Monday, October 16, 2017

​Sweet Temptation: The Agony and the Ecstasy of Passion by Sarah Stuart

Romantic Suspense

Evie Taylor is a highly-paid detective who works all over the world. She has broken off contact with her family, who disapprove of her, and takes lovers who don’t expect commitment. Evie is not one of the “people who need people”. The only gap in the defences around her heart is a secret passion for a sexy superstar as unattainable as the moon, even though she does wear the gold bracelet he gave her and never, ever, removes it.

Michael Marsh, The Diamond Superstar, has retired from show business and is bored and lonely, and he hasn’t forgotten the girl who clinched the case against his beloved wife’s killer. He persuades Evie to move in with him, only to have an attack of conscience about the age gap and a young woman’s natural desire for children.

The stand-off ends when Evie is taken to hospital hovering between life and death and her mother doesn’t want to know. Michael loves Evie and will move heaven and earth to keep her, but if she recovers will she forgive the secrets of his past? Not all Michael’s offspring are what the media, and particularly a journalist known as The Spy, have been expected to believe.

Teenage Greta, jealous of the time her father spends at the hospital with Evie, joins an adult chatroom in search of a boyfriend. The contact she makes is a sex-trafficker, and he offers Greta independence, fame, fortune, and freedom from school bullies. A tempting cocktail of bait for a girl whose life is ruled by an over-protective father and his bodyguards.



“Michael Marsh and his unconventional family have long suffered the consequences of his disastrous relationship with his eldest daughter. Life is complicated further by Evie, Michael’s new love after two lonely years. When Evie falls desperately ill, he is left fighting a media troll who wishes to destroy him and his family, and an evil future mother-in-law, while trying to save the life of the women he loves.”