[KDP Paperback] Some early results

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[KDP Paperback] Some early results

Post by Phoenix » Wed Dec 05, 2018 1:03 pm

Not sure what is causing it but I am experiencing a few sales of paperbacks online recently. In the last two months I have sold more paperbacks online through KDP than in the two years I was with CS! Mind you, we are talking very low numbers here. I usually only sell paperbacks through local distribution. I haven't yet ordered any of my paperbacks through KDP, so I have no idea about the quality. Only my non-fic woodcarving books, though. No novels. Just thought I would share.

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Re: [KDP Paperback] Some early results

Post by Dutchgirl » Sat Dec 08, 2018 5:37 am

I sell more books as well. However, they sometimes sell my books for a lesser price and as a result my royalty's are less as well.
A few times I even got zero royalty's for books I sold. I still don't understand how it works....

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Re: [KDP Paperback] Some early results

Post by Phoenix » Sat Dec 08, 2018 12:25 pm

That doesn't sound right. I was always under the impression that if they discounted your book, that your royalty would remain the same, that the discounted part would be taken from their share alone? I would be asking them about that if it happened to me.

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Re: [KDP Paperback] Some early results

Post by danwiz » Sat Dec 08, 2018 7:45 pm

Yes, it's a certainty that if your royalty amount is supposed to be $4.25 for sales through Amazon, that even if Amazon sells the book for $2.25, you will still receive $4.25. I suspect that what you are seeing is sales that were through your EDC channels, which will get you the royalty which they stated you'll get through the EDC channels. Sales through the EDC channels will always get you a lesser amount than sales through Amazon.

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Re: [KDP Paperback] Some early results

Post by Dutchgirl » Sat Dec 15, 2018 5:54 pm

I mailed KDP. I got a mail back they need extra time to figure things out. I don't know what is going on. But almost every time I sell a book under 10 dollars on Amazon.co.uk they sold it for a lesser price than I listed it for. I do get the proper royalty for a book that's listed for 19.95.

Danwiz, it is not EDC channel. It clearly states 60% on the report. And most of my books aren't listed for EDC anyway.

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Re: [KDP Paperback] Some early results

Post by Dutchgirl » Thu Dec 20, 2018 9:30 am

Just received a mail from KDP
"I wanted to let you know that we're still working with our technical team to resolve the royalty issue. It's taking longer than usual to resolve this, and I'm very sorry about the delay."

I think the merge of CS and KDP didn't exactly go as planned :D

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Re: [KDP Paperback] Some early results

Post by Phoenix » Thu Dec 20, 2018 12:43 pm

Didn't think it would be smooth sailing for them. Thanks for the update, good to know they are working on the problem at least. Never know, may have some back-royalties coming your way? Don't hold your breath, though.

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