I December report only shows a few items and no payment due for any of them. This is an error as I last checked on December 20th and there was a fair amount due for the month.
Are you having problems with your accounting system?
We had a lot of sales in December on the Kindle and all are lost now! The December report reflects none of the sales posted during the month of December 2008. There is obviously a serious bug in Amazon's reporting software.
It seems that the YTD totals on many items are incorrect as well. Amazon changes the price or percentage taken on the books sold on Kindle and then "keeps" the funds it seems in some cases.
In January 2009 the "direct payment was "delayed" by 3 days". Not a lot of time BUT when you have pre-set payments coming out of your bank account and have "Scheduled" deposits if the two don't meet you end up with not only paying a higher amount to Kindle but payment the banks for overdraft fees while they take billions of our money from Congress.
I think its time for a set down meeting with banks and I am going to do it with mine after calling my Congressmen.
I'm glad to learn about that email address (email@example.com). Can I use that address to ask about this "Amazon Digital Text Publisher Questionaire" that I got from firstname.lastname@example.org that asks me to fax themn my banking info? Or can you answer that? I've been trying to get some anser to this for 3 weeks now...
Can you tell me first!, what is the % of profits we get for a sale? 2nd, I am not showing any kind of account at all. I have one buy , one refund. I bought my own book and couldn't download it so cancelled the buy. How do we ever know how many books we really sell?? Where are the checks and balences? Have three books on and five to upload. Am waiting for some answer as to, will this ever pay off? Please give me a clue!!
Please note that for each Digital Book we sell, a royalty equal to thirty-five percent (35%) of the applicable Suggested Retail Price will be paid.
You can view your reports under the "My Reports" tab on the Dashboard, which gives you up-to-date access to your recent sales and payment information. You can find instructions regarding how to view the reports at the following link:
Shirley, it's pretty much up to you to sell your book. Amazon won't do it for you. You need a catchy title, a professional-looking coverl, a niche that people will find, and most of all in my opinion you need a good website with links to your book(s).
It's quite obvious in my experience that the title is very, very important. I've got two short ebooks out there with brilliant titles, and they outsell the rest by two or three to one. Even related titles can get overlooked (related subjects, I mean, without the catchy title).
Oh, and price. Just because Dan Brown gets $9.99 for an ebook doesn't mean that you can. I price full-length books at $4.99, short stuff at $3.49, $1.99, and 99 cents. Others have a $1.99 rule for full-length books.