From March 2021, all StreetLib users have enabled access to the new improved dashboard, characterized by user-friendly graphics, and with more functions that allow immediate access to all StreetLib tools and apps.
By accessing the new dashboard you’ll get a summary of your temporary sales progress within the last thirty days.
Scrolling through the page, you’ll find two charts: one is organized by quantities sold, revenues, and units; the second, by formats. Each box or chart shows you a report of sales trends compared to the previous period and translates it into a percentage, so you know how your business is evolving.
The news section and the new side-menu
In the middle part of the page, just below the sales charts, you’ll find the direct link to the StreetLib blog, full of updates on internal developments and insights into the digital publishing market. But the real novelty is the side menu on the right entirely dedicated to the management of your catalog:
- Click on +Add Content to access our apps, create new articles, publish and manage new ebooks, audiobooks, or print editions.
- Click on Write, Distribute, Print to access our apps.
- The Publication history lists the latest articles added or edited and the different formats in which they are available.
Analytics and how to track your sales
The new dashboard provides several access points to the Analytics tool, completely renewed for more practical and functional management and analysis of your earnings. Scrolling through the page you will find different charts and tables providing data based on Format, Business model, Stores, Titles, Categories, and so on.
At the top, you can find the Performance Chart organized by Revenues, Units, and Quantities; by scrolling, you can see your revenues organized by format and business model.
Then you'll find the handy Chart View that organizes data into rankings by Store, Title, Category, Top Authors, Languages, Publishers, and so on. You can view the details of each ranking by clicking on the line you’re interested in:
If you keep scrolling, you'll find the section " View by Unit" which gives you information about the units that have received one or more transactions (see later in the "Filters" section the difference between Unit and Quantity) and "View by Transactions" that provides you with details about single purchases from your catalog. For each of these views, you can check the details and download the data in csv format by clicking on "Go to Details" and then "Download".
As for the dashboard, each box or chart shows you a report of sales trends compared to the previous period and translates it into a percentage, so you know how your business is evolving.
The Analytics tool organizes sales data according to three main parameters:
- Quantities sold: the total number of items sold
- Unit: the single item subject to the transaction
and shows you, by default, the sales data for the last 30 days.
Difference between Quantity and Unit. By Unit, we intend a single item subject to one or more transactions, while Quantity is the number of copies sold for one or more units. For example, the detected quantity of 10 will correspond to the transactions of a single unit (if the quantity relates to the copies of a single item sold) or more units (if the quantity relates to the sold copies of multiple items).
Beyond main parameters, and the filter at the top, Analytics provides you different filters to organize your data according to your needs:
Once a filter is set, all charts and views on the page are organized and updated based on that filter.
How to save a filter. The new Analytics allows you to save your filters with custom parameters and activate them whenever you want. This feature is particularly useful if you need to check certain parameters with a higher frequency because they are more relevant for the performance analysis of your catalog.
To save a filter simply click " Save" after setting the benchmarks.
To activate a filter already saved click on "Manage" and select the filter of your interest. From the Manage section, you can always edit the name, copy or delete a saved filter.
Compare data. The “Compare With " function is another development of this new version of Analytics. It allows you to compare the data shown with your selected reference period.
PLEASE NOTE. The date filter allows you to set intervals of no more than six months.
How to access or exit the new Dashboard
To access the new Dashboard, you can click the button “Try now” in the top right-hand corner. To go back to the previous version, you can click on “HELP” in the bottom left-hand corner, and then on “ Go back to the previous Dashboard”.