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Allison Baron

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Showing 35% royalty even though I have 70% chosen
Posted: Dec 23, 2017 9:56 AM
 
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I noticed today on recent sales that I was only receiving 35% royalty for my eBook sales. I double checked the settings from my bookshelf for each of my titles, and all have 70% selected. Why would I be receiving 35%?
Notjohn

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Re: Showing 35% royalty even though I have 70% chosen
Posted: Dec 23, 2017 10:41 AM   in response to: Allison Baron in response to: Allison Baron
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Why would I be receiving 35%?

Probably because your book was purchased on Amazon.com from a country other than the United States. See the FAQ.

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Emily Veinglory

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Re: Showing 35% royalty even though I have 70% chosen
Posted: Dec 23, 2017 10:42 AM   in response to: Allison Baron in response to: Allison Baron
 
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Some sales can only be at 35%, for example people living outside the US but buying from the .com store ( cross posted)
Ralph E Vaughan

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Re: Showing 35% royalty even though I have 70% chosen
Posted: Dec 23, 2017 12:24 PM   in response to: Allison Baron in response to: Allison Baron
 
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Allison Baron wrote:
I noticed today on recent sales that I was only receiving 35% royalty for my eBook sales. I double checked the settings from my bookshelf for each of my titles, and all have 70% selected. Why would I be receiving 35%?

The pricing page specifies which countries are eligible for 70% royalties; for the countries not listed you'll only receive 35%. Additionally, for some countries (e.g., Mexico) you're only eligible for 70% royalties if you've also opted into KDP Select.
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