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Chuck Ripka

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Massive Amazon price adjustments on CS titles (no longer price matching?)
Posted: Oct 6, 2017 5:21 PM
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Hey guys, I have a bunch of CS print titles available on Amazon, which have been price matched to that of B&N's (which is typically lower). It was a great way to attract more sales as Amazon would match exactly B&N's price, but still pay the royalties at the higher price. For example, I would set my price through CS at $9.95, and B&N would discount it to $7.95, then on Amazon they would match the price but still pays the royalties based on the original price I set through CS, which is $9.95.

Recently, however, I noticed that Amazon started adjusting the prices to only reflect the prices on CS, and seems to me that they are not price matching B&N anymore. All the prices that were previously price matched have gone up (to reflect the CS price).

Does anyone know if Amazon's system somehow changed? It's a shame if Amazon no longer price matches B&N, cause it worked pretty well as a sales booster for me. Any thoughts/experiences on this?
Notjohn

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Re: Massive Amazon price adjustments on CS titles (no longer price matching?)
Posted: Oct 7, 2017 2:37 AM   in response to: Chuck Ripka in response to: Chuck Ripka
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I sometimes price books at B&N much higher than at Amazon, to reflect the lower royalty. And I've never seen B&N discount a title! (Amazon sometimes does.)

Results differ, I guess. I earn more at Apple than I do at B&N -- ebooks -- which baffles everyone I encounter on these message boards.

(Don't trust KDP to publish a print edition. Don't trust CreateSpace to publish an ebook.)

Good luck! -- NJ

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