My best guess is that you had two freebies with
delayed reporting--there are often free downloads
reported in the days after the promo. You will be
paid for three books sold. It happens.
txpublsiher: That could be the answer, but to me that just doesn't seem fair. It is hard enough to get sales, and then we do a free promo to increase sales, but we don't get the full amount because of delayed reporting. I don't think that is our fault, but the companies.
Also, if that were the case, then it seems like they would have a way of showing it on our reports so that we can be sure we are paid correctly.
In any other business you'd get a detailed statement.
In another post someone said amazon doesn't get paid for the free books that go out under out promo just as we don't get paid for them. But, in reality they do make some money on them because if they don't have to pay us our asking price on those sold during that week, then they are saving money at our expense.
Amazon did not get paid for your free promo books. Sometimes the free books don't show up in your reports until after the promo ends. That doesn't mean that the customer paid for them, it just means that the books didn't make it to your report until after the promo.
You get the full amount for any books sold. You do not get paid for free downloads. That is how it works.
I didn't understand this. But, just now I sat down again and figured it your way: I actualy sold 3 books instead of 5. So, 3X2.99 (my asking price) = 8.97.
Then I get 70% of that. $6.21 seems right then.
I guess that $1.79 average offer price threw me off.
I looked all through their terms and conditions and pricing information today looking for more info on the average offer price and couldn't find anything.
So, I guess this is correct after all.
Thanks for your patience and help.
The only thing is if they would put the free promo books in a seperated column than the sold books it would be a lot more clear. What do you think?
The six week report shows a rolling six weeks. When it was updated today, the oldest week dropped off and the most recent week was added. Because your total royalties went down, that means you had a better week seven weeks ago than you did last week.
There is nothing nefarious about it, and no penalty. Keep selling more books every week, and the number will always go up. Sell fewer some weeks, and it will go down.