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shizu

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publish book in japan and USA
Posted: Sep 11, 2017 1:09 AM
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I am living in USA and file tax in USA.

1. I would like to publish books which has japanese version and english version. i want to sell them for japanese customer and USA customers.
2. In this case, should I publish in amazon JAPAN and USA separately?

Thank you
Donna St Felix

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Posted: Sep 11, 2017 1:43 AM   in response to: shizu in response to: shizu
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shizu wrote:
I am living in USA and file tax in USA.
1. I would like to publish books which has japanese version and english version. i want to sell them for japanese customer and USA customers.
2. In this case, should I publish in amazon JAPAN and USA separately?

You would have two languages, I assume. Each would be a separate book.
When you publish, look for options for each for where you want to publish each book.
For instance: A paperback at CreateSpace (Amazon) will give you options to publish to various countries.
Notjohn

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Posted: Sep 11, 2017 3:12 AM   in response to: shizu in response to: shizu
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Yes, I believe you can and should.

You might want to add (English version) to what appears on Amazon.com and the other stores, since I am pretty sure it will also appear on the JP store. (You can of course choose individual countries instead of Worldwide Distribution, but why not have it there? I sell some books on the JP store, in English.)

You can use the Contact Us option (bottom of this page, right side) to ask Support for help.

Good luck! -- NJ

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shizu

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Posted: Sep 11, 2017 11:00 AM   in response to: Notjohn in response to: Notjohn
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Thank you for your reply.

Yes, I have 2 books which is in Japanese and English. I would like to sell both version to who like in Japan and USA. Since they have copyright issue, we can not buy Japanese books in USA, I would like to have available both books in both countries.

I am bit confused the process. In my case, Should I publish in amazon USA or amazon Japan? Sorry I am new and still trying to understand..
cdalebrittain

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Posted: Sep 11, 2017 1:03 PM   in response to: shizu in response to: shizu
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Publish the English version on the amazon.com site, and publish the Japanese version on the .jp site. Good luck!
shizu

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Posted: Sep 11, 2017 2:56 PM   in response to: cdalebrittain in response to: cdalebrittain
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But I would like to sell English version both in jp and USA site. Can we do that?

Edited by: shizu on Sep 11, 2017 2:56 PM
Joseph M Erhardt

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Posted: Sep 11, 2017 3:11 PM   in response to: shizu in response to: shizu
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shizu wrote:
But I would like to sell English version both in jp and USA site. Can we do that?

Edited by: shizu on Sep 11, 2017 2:56 PM


Well, my works exist on the Japanese site, so if you publish through the amazon dot com site, you can just make sure that Japan is included as one of the countries in which you want to sell (you set the markets on one of the publishing screens). I don't know if you can upload the Japanese-language version through the U.S. site or not, though. You might have to establish an account with the Japan version of Amazon. Though that would be awkward, having to check in two places for sales, and so forth. Of course, there are Japanese-language forums right here, listed under the English-language forums, and you can ask there how some of those folks would handle the situation.
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Posted: Sep 11, 2017 3:59 PM   in response to: shizu in response to: shizu
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As Joseph says, all books published through the KDP on Amazon.com appear on the JP store if you choose Worldwide Distribution. I don't know if books published through the JP website appear on Amazon.com and elsewhere, since I don't read Japanese. There should be an author's forum on the JP website.

Good luck! -- NJ

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shizu

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Posted: Sep 11, 2017 6:46 PM   in response to: Joseph M Erhardt in response to: Joseph M Erhardt
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Thank you for the info. I am having hard time to reach where to discuss my questions... because Japanese people or japanese service provider for e publishing seems only know to sell in Japan... they do not seems to know well when people want to sell both in japan and usa...

I begin to feel maybe I can just sell books in english and japanese book both in amazon usa.. that seems more simple, does it? Amazon usa support japanese language publishing.. is it right?
cdalebrittain

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Posted: Sep 11, 2017 7:07 PM   in response to: shizu in response to: shizu
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If you want to publish a book in Japanese, you have to publish it on the Japanese site. The Japanese forum should have people who have done so who can tell you how to get started.

Your English-language version will be available in Japan.
shizu

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Posted: Sep 11, 2017 10:33 PM   in response to: cdalebrittain in response to: cdalebrittain
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Thank you for all the info. I will try to go japanese forum to find out... I appreciate all your replies!
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