CataList SalesData Report

CataList is integrated with BookNet Canada's SalesData service. Retailers that provide their point of sale data into the system and publishers that subscribe to the service can pull a report on any title in CataList and its comparable titles with one click. Additionally, SalesData subscribers also receive a discounted rate on ISBN spaces on CataList!

Find out more about providing point-of-sale data into SalesData or subscribing to the service on the BookNet Canada website

Accessing the CataList SalesData report

The SalesData report is available to logged-in CataList users who are also SalesData subscribers.

To access the report

  1. View a title’s Comparable Titles section in scroll view or a title detail page.

  2. Click View SalesData Report to launch the report for the title itself and all the comparable titles listed in the table.

The comparable title table provides information on the publisher-provided comparable titles, including previous editions of the same work.

Viewing the CataList SalesData report

The SalesData report available in CataList displays the first 13 weeks of aggregated sales for the All Market, for the title you were viewing and for any comparable titles. The report also displays the sum total of the first 13 weeks and lifetime sales for the All Market.

Retailer accounts

If you are a user in a retailer account that provides POS numbers into SalesData, you can see additional rows of data returned from the SalesData system. Retailers can view:

  • All Market aggregate sales numbers for CataList titles and their comparable books

  • Your own store sales and the sales totals for any peer groups to which you belong

The system will return 13 weeks of data based on the date of first sale for your store (or in any one of your stores, for multi-location retailers). If your store has not sold any copies of a comparable title, then the date of first sales in the All Markets aggregate will be used.

Publisher accounts

Publishers who are subscribed to SalesData can view:

  • All Market aggregate sales numbers for CataList titles and their comparable books

  • The first 13 weeks of data for a market that you’ve selected

If there is no SalesData available for a title, on a forthcoming title for example, the report displays a message: "No SalesData record could be found for ISBN 97XXXXXXXXXXX".

If your SalesData access is limited to a watchlist, for items outside your watchlist, the report displays a message: "You do not have access to SalesData for ISBN 97XXXXXXXXXXX".