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Franchesca Tatel

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Kindle Book Earnings
Posted: Dec 20, 2017 1:48 AM
 
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Good day. For example, my book earn pennies (income), will I be notified (emailed) or informed about it? Or from time to time I have to check my payoneer account?
Advance thanks for the feedback!
Donna St Felix

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Re: Kindle Book Earnings
Posted: Dec 20, 2017 1:51 AM   in response to: Franchesca Tatel in response to: Franchesca Tatel
 
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Franchesca Tatel wrote:
Good day. For example, my book earn pennies (income), will I be notified (emailed) or informed about it? Or from time to time I have to check my payoneer account?

You check your reports on Amazon.
See above at the Reports tab area.
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Re: Kindle Book Earnings
Posted: Dec 20, 2017 3:12 AM   in response to: Franchesca Tatel in response to: Franchesca Tatel
 
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Just this morning I received five or six emails about KDP payments. They don't ALWAYS come, but they usually do, and about this time of the month.

As Donna says, your sales are shown in the month-to-date report under the Reports tab above. We get paid sixty days after the end of the month. So those emails I got refer to October sales, and the money will be in my bank account probably on Dec 24 or 26, because Amazon usually tries to pay early in December to avoid the risk of paying in one tax year but having the author receive the money in the next year -- a peculiarity of the US tax system combined with two national holidays.

(Don't trust KDP to publish a print edition. Don't trust CreateSpace to publish an ebook. Each does one thing well and the other thing poorly.)

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Franchesca Tatel

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Re: Kindle Book Earnings
Posted: Dec 20, 2017 3:17 AM   in response to: Donna St Felix in response to: Donna St Felix
 
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Oh thanks, how about the flow of money (income)? Is it from Amazon account to Payoneer account? How does it work?
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Re: Kindle Book Earnings
Posted: Dec 20, 2017 3:19 AM   in response to: Franchesca Tatel in response to: Franchesca Tatel
 
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Franchesca Tatel wrote:
Oh thanks, how about the flow of money (income)? Is it from Amazon account to Payoneer account? How does it work?

Yes it would be your royalties from Amazon to Payoneer.
Payment by Amazon is at the end of the month, 60 days out. That is true for auto deposits also.
I have never used it so see their website.
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Re: Kindle Book Earnings
Posted: Dec 20, 2017 4:08 AM   in response to: Franchesca Tatel in response to: Franchesca Tatel
 
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Alright, thanks Notjohn, my above question is answered.
Franchesca Tatel

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Re: Kindle Book Earnings
Posted: Dec 20, 2017 4:09 AM   in response to: Franchesca Tatel in response to: Franchesca Tatel
 
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Thanks as well, Donna
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Re: Kindle Book Earnings
Posted: Dec 21, 2017 10:47 PM   in response to: Franchesca Tatel in response to: Franchesca Tatel
 
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Good day. Is it alright if that I am enrolled in KDP Select Enrollment? or better not? I'm wondering because it might just be like the free promotion I engaged in with, which I recently cancelled because it has 3 copies given freely but not actually sold, so I guess no income earned, and it's not profitable. I am thinking if it has the same case with being enrolled in KDP Select Enrlmt.?
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Re: Kindle Book Earnings
Posted: Dec 21, 2017 10:48 PM   in response to: Franchesca Tatel in response to: Franchesca Tatel
 
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if I am...
C. Gold

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Re: Kindle Book Earnings
Posted: Dec 22, 2017 12:18 AM   in response to: Franchesca Tatel in response to: Franchesca Tatel
 
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When you enroll in Select, you get paid by pages read. So if a person borrows your book but never reads a page, you won't get money. If they read through your book though, you get paid per page they read. A book with 494 KENP pages earns $2.29 roughly. You can find the KENP total for your book in the KDP Bookshelf KDP Select Info option (use the ... button to choose this).
Franchesca Tatel

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Re: Kindle Book Earnings
Posted: Dec 22, 2017 12:43 AM   in response to: C. Gold in response to: C. Gold
 
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Oh, so it's better to be enrolled in KDP Select? than not?
Franchesca Tatel

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Re: Kindle Book Earnings
Posted: Dec 22, 2017 1:02 AM   in response to: Franchesca Tatel in response to: Franchesca Tatel
 
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But what if the pages of my book doesn't reach 490+, it's just 100+. So it doesn't take effect?
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Re: Kindle Book Earnings
Posted: Dec 22, 2017 2:22 AM   in response to: Franchesca Tatel in response to: Franchesca Tatel
 
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Royalty = KENP page count * 0.004629
You get paid for each page read. I was just giving a total amount for a long-ish book.
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Re: Kindle Book Earnings
Posted: Dec 22, 2017 2:23 AM   in response to: Franchesca Tatel in response to: Franchesca Tatel
 
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Franchesca Tatel wrote:
But what if the pages of my book doesn't reach 490+, it's just 100+. So it doesn't take effect?

You are paid for THE pages read, even if it just one page.
As stated elsewhere, you make UNDER one-half a penny per page read (per more current payouts).
Franchesca Tatel

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Re: Kindle Book Earnings
Posted: Dec 22, 2017 11:12 PM   in response to: Donna St Felix in response to: Donna St Felix
 
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Oh, then I think it's better to be enrolled in KDP Select, if that is so, and if no disadvantage or delay in pay then it's alright. Thanks!
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