How accurate is data from Smashwords?

Smashwords sales reports are very accurate, but not very timely. Smashwords updates their sales reports daily, but since they rely on their distributors to provide data, the data from these distributors is reported sporadically. Smashwords posts Apple, Amazon, Kobo, and B&N data monthly or quarterly, so Smashwords sales at these stores can run 1 to 3 months behind. Sales in the Smashwords store, on the other hand, is posted on the day of the sale, so those sales will be reflected in your sales reports the next day.

We understand that Smashwords plans to improve the timeliness of their reporting; if that happens, BookTrakr will automatically reflect the timing changes.
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