Hey guys, I have a print book published through CS and just noticed that Amazon has been selling my book at a very steep discount (81%) off my listing price, and this is actually a good thing for me as CS, or Amazon pays me the royalty based on the listing price. But according to my calculation, Amazon must be losing money. The royalty they are paying me is way higher than the chunk they are taking from the actual price paid by customers. The more my book sells, the more money they (Amazon) will be losing! Again, I don't mind this, but wonder why they would do this besides to fend off the competitors like Barnes and Noble?
Is your book God out of the Box? It's the only one I found with your name.
If so, I don't understand your question. It looks like it was published ten years ago in hardcover by a traditional publisher. That's the book that is being sold at 81% off. I don't see a CS edition listed at all.
The hardcover appears to be out of print. Amazon may have bought up remainder stock from the publisher for pennies on the dollar, or may have had a few extra copies in their warehouse, and they are trying to move them out the door.
PS If you have the rights to your book back from the publisher and are doing the ebook through KDP, drop the price below $10. It's now priced a little over $10, which means (assuming you're in KDP, and it's not the trad publisher who made it available as an ebook) that you're in the 35% royalty range, and thus are only getting about half as much in royalties for each sale as you would if you priced at $9.99, when you'd be in the 70% royalty range.
That said, you'd probably sell more than twice as many copies at $4.99.