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angelina tan

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How to charge less than $2.99 and still get 70% royalty
Posted: Jan 26, 2017 8:21 AM
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Dear Community,

I've been doing some research on Kind*dle Singles and came across this paragraph:

"Accepted Kindle Singles are published using the Kindle Direct Publishing platform, which means that the author earns royalties on each sale. Kindle Singles must have list prices between $0.99 and $4.99, and authors can choose the 70% royalty option for their accepted titles, even when the list price is below $2.99. All other Terms and Conditions of Kindle Direct Publishing will also apply to content sold as a Kindle Single."

How good is that?

Needless to say, I tried my luck and submitted one of my short stories for consideration.

Note: If this subject had been raised before, I apologise. I did do a Forum search to make sure I'm not repeating any information previously touched on, but came up empty.

Blessings,

Angelin
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Re: How to charge less than $2.99 and still get 70% royalty
Posted: Jan 26, 2017 9:09 AM   in response to: angelina tan in response to: angelina tan
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You can also distribute to Amazon through Pronoun, which pays 70% for everything $9.99 and under.
cdalebrittain

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Posted: Jan 26, 2017 9:24 AM   in response to: angelina tan in response to: angelina tan
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Yes, Amazon is generous with books/stories they promote themselves. The problem is that getting into Singles is really really hard.
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Posted: Jan 26, 2017 9:40 AM   in response to: angelina tan in response to: angelina tan
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angelina tan wrote:
Needless to say, I tried my luck and submitted one of my short stories for consideration.

Note: If this subject had been raised before, I apologise. I did do a Forum search to make sure I'm not repeating any information previously touched on, but came up empty.


I submitted a few years ago--the good thing is that they reject you within 6-8 weeks, not months or years. The bad thing is that the odds of being accepted are about the same as landing a Big Five contract. Good luck, though!
Florrie Person

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Posted: Jan 26, 2017 10:36 AM   in response to: writerbn in response to: writerbn
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writerbn wrote:
angelina tan wrote:
Needless to say, I tried my luck and submitted one of my short stories for consideration.

Note: If this subject had been raised before, I apologise. I did do a Forum search to make sure I'm not repeating any information previously touched on, but came up empty.

I submitted a few years ago--the good thing is that they reject you within 6-8 weeks, not months or years. The bad thing is that the odds of being accepted are about the same as landing a Big Five contract. Good luck, though!

I submitted to them three years ago and am still waiting for a reply.
angelina tan

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Re: How to charge less than $2.99 and still get 70% royalty
Posted: Jan 26, 2017 11:57 AM   in response to: angelina tan in response to: angelina tan
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Thank you everyone for posting a reply.

I had an inkling that it would be hard to get a tick of approval so I nominated for consideration a short story I had already published not long ago. I didn't write one especially for them.

If they reject it it'll be okay. No hurt feelings.

In six to eight weeks, I'll let you know if it's "Ye" or "Nay."

Or, maybe I, too, will be waiting forever for a reply.

Blessings,

Angelin
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