Hi there! We are the husband and wife team behind BookEdge and we wanted to share a little bit about ourselves and how we ended up building software for authors.
Back in 2018, Kaydence Snow self-published her first book, not knowing that she was only about half way up the incredibly steep learning curve that comes with indie publishing. John Smythe (affectionately known as Mr Snow by Kaydence’s fans) was incredibly supportive, and soon found that he really enjoyed the numbers side of publishing. Kay is all about the prose, but John loves a good bar graph!
We were a great team when it came to managing the marketing of Kaydence’s books. The more we learned about the industry, and indie publishing in particular, the more frustrated we became with the tools available for Amazon authors. Every release day, John would have 5823861 tabs open to track the ranks, sales, and KENP numbers, in multiple regions (while Kaydence rocked in a corner hiding from the reviews). Then there was the day-to-day issues of tracking read-through for series, estimating earnings for budgeting and a whole host of other things.
Just being able to view and interpret all our own data was so much effort!
We built BookEdge with a simple mission in mind – create an easy to use, high quality, accurate tool to track earnings, ranks, and reviews across regions, all in one convenient place. Problem solved! Well… the practical one anyway. If you have a solution for release day existential dread, please get in touch!
After months of refining BookEdge, getting feedback from authors, and making it the best tool we could – created for authors, by authors – we released it to fantastic enthusiasm and feedback.
We hope you enjoy BookEdge – we built it for you!
KDP Royalties Tracking
Automatically import your KDP royalties report to get better insights into profit margins with easy to read graphs. We use realtime exchange rates to convert your royalties for you!
Realtime Rank Tracking
BookEdge helps you find out which of your marketing strategies work by tracking your bestseller ranks in real time.
Estimated Royalties differ from what hits your bank account each month. Save time on calculating what Amazon actually pays you each month with our easy to read charts.
Save Time & Money
No more manually recording book ranks and performance of ads. Literally save hours every week giving you more time to write. No more spreadsheets!
Book Series Tracking
Easily keep an eye on how your series is tracking when running marketing campaigns on books within a series to see how it affects it.
View your sales data and book ranks on your mobile so you can easily check in on how things are going.
BookEdge is quick, accurate, visually appealing, and easy to use. I love being able track sales data and rank history all in one place.
USA Today Bestselling Author
I use BookEdge everyday to track how my books are performing from royalties to rankings. Great value for money.
USA Today Bestselling Author
I can now easily track my ranks, ratings and reviews in multiple regions on Amazon. No more guessing if my book marketing is working.
BookEdge is a software tool used by authors and publishers to analyze their sales data. It integrates with Amazon’s Kindle Direct Publishing website, processes the data in your account, and then presents a simple interface to learn from that data.
BookEdge requires you to install a browser extension which allows us to use your own browser to access your Amazon Author Central data and present your it a more meaningful way. We do not store any amazon credentials.
BookEdge is a husband and wife team. John is a software engineer with over 20 years of experience in the tech industry. He has worked with large corporations and startups, and has launched multiple start-ups of his own over the years. Kaydence is an International Bestselling author of PNR and contemporary romance.