Overview

From a newspaper article about analyzing amazon e-book sales by genre and publisher. Unfortunately, they do not have information on the book's title or author. This collection includes 54,000 titles spanning across several genres and types of publishing companies, practically every book on every Amazon bestseller list. Along with publisher information, it also includes the book's overall Amazon Kindle store sales ranking. This ranking is used to sort the books. Keep in mind that this data is NOT time-oriented; it is a collection of a bunch of different books, not a book over time.

http://authorearnings.com/report/september-2015-author-earnings-report/

Key Descriptions

Key List of... Comment Example Value
amazon revenue float (Decimal number) The amount of money that Amazon made per day on this book, in dollars. 395.7525
author revenue float (Decimal number) The amount of money that the author made per day on this book, in dollars. 213.0975
gross sales float (Decimal number) The total amount of money that was made per day on this book, in dollars. 608.85
publisher revenue float (Decimal number) The amount of money that the publisher made per day on this book, in dollars. 0.0
units sold int (Integer number) The number of books sold per day. 615
genre str (Text) The genre of the book, either "fiction", "nonfiction", "genre fiction", "children", "comics", or "foreign language". Some books originally had more than one genre, but this was simplified down to the most prominent genre. "genre fiction"
name str (Text) The name of the publisher. "(Indie Publisher)"
type str (Text) The type, or size, of the publisher (e.g, "indie", "small", "big five", etc.) "indie"
sold by str (Text) The actual company that sold this book, as oppposed to the company that published it. "Amazon Digital Services, Inc."
average rating float (Decimal number) The average rating of this book, on a five-point scale, as determined by customers. 4.5
sale price float (Decimal number) The cost of this book on Amazon, in dollars. 0.99
sales rank int (Integer number) The ranking of this book, compared to other books. A higher rank indicates a more popular book. 177
total reviews int (Integer number) The number of people who have reviewed this book. 20


Key List of... Comment Example Value
genre str (Text) The genre of the book, either "fiction", "nonfiction", "genre fiction", "children", "comics", or "foreign language". Some books originally had more than one genre, but this was simplified down to the most prominent genre. "genre fiction"
type str (Text) The type, or size, of the publisher (e.g, "indie", "small", "big five", etc.) "indie"
name str (Text) The name of the publisher. "(Indie Publisher)"