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Shanmugam

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Publishing my paperback in two different currencies with different prices
Posted: Nov 22, 2017 3:26 PM
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I just published a paperback via kdp and have submitted for review. I have chosen the price $12.99. But I am also targetting readers from India, my home country. But $12.99 USD is equal to Rs.842.80 which is too costly for a book in India. Here, books sell for the price of rs.150 to rs.200 . (when I set the price, India was not an option in the 'other market places'. There were only 6 additional market places). How do you I offer the same book for Rs.150 for Indian customers and $12.99 in other market places?
Salamander Mall...

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Re: Publishing my paperback in two different currencies with different prices
Posted: Nov 22, 2017 3:53 PM   in response to: Shanmugam in response to: Shanmugam
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Paperbacks are not available in India.
Shanmugam

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Re: Publishing my paperback in two different currencies with different prices
Posted: Nov 22, 2017 6:21 PM   in response to: Salamander Mall... in response to: Salamander Mall...
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Thank you.. How about author copy? can I get that mailed to my Indian address?
Donna St Felix

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Re: Publishing my paperback in two different currencies with different prices
Posted: Nov 22, 2017 9:37 PM   in response to: Shanmugam in response to: Shanmugam
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Shanmugam wrote:
How about author copy? can I get that mailed to my Indian address?

You can try but the postage may be very expensive.
Notjohn

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Re: Publishing my paperback in two different currencies with different prices
Posted: Nov 23, 2017 3:24 AM   in response to: Shanmugam in response to: Shanmugam
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If you publish through CreateSpace, and use the expanded distribution option (as you should), you will be able to buy the book comparatively inexpensively through the Book Depository, a British firm that mails throughout the world for list price or a bit more.

Many Indian authors find a local printer for their books, so that they can be sold at a reasonable price on the IN store. I have a book for sale on the CN store, so I certainly appreciate the difference in price. There, the HARDCOVER, with dust jacket and a red ribbon for a place marker, with free delivery in the Beijing postal area, is priced at $9.08 in US terms. The CreateSpace paperback sells for $15.95.

(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.)

Good luck! -- NJ

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