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Patrick

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I received $0.00
Posted: Nov 21, 2017 7:00 PM
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You have received a new payment:
Payment ID *********
Sent from Amazon
Amount $0.00

Is this normal? Shouldn't i have received some amount?
cdalebrittain

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Re: I received $0.00
Posted: Nov 21, 2017 7:19 PM   in response to: Patrick in response to: Patrick
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Where are you seeing this? The email that says a payment is coming never shows the amount. To get the amount, click Reports at the top of this page, then Payments.
Patrick

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Re: I received $0.00
Posted: Nov 22, 2017 1:59 AM   in response to: cdalebrittain in response to: cdalebrittain
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And my bank account didn't show any amount received even though 70 days have passed since i received that particular batch of royalty, amounting to like 200 something dollars. Now what? Is Amazon ripping me off?
Donna St Felix

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Re: I received $0.00
Posted: Nov 22, 2017 6:33 AM   in response to: Patrick in response to: Patrick
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Patrick wrote:
And my bank account didn't show any amount received even though 70 days have passed since i received that particular batch of royalty, amounting to like 200 something dollars. Now what? Is Amazon ripping me off?

Payments are made at the end of the month so your '70 days' makes no sense unless you are talking about the day of sales.
The end of this month will pay for sales during the full month of Sept.
Patrick

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Re: I received $0.00
Posted: Nov 23, 2017 7:45 AM   in response to: Donna St Felix in response to: Donna St Felix
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5.4 Royalties and Payments.

5.4.1 Royalties. If you are not in breach of your obligations under this Agreement, for each Digital Book sold to a customer through the Program, the Amazon party that made the sale (or whose affiliate made the sale) will pay you the applicable Royalty set forth in the Pricing Page, net of refunds, bad debt, and any VAT, sales or other taxes charged to a customer or applied with respect to sales to a customer. If your List Price for a Digital Book is higher than permitted under the Pricing Page, we will be entitled to deem it modified so that it is equal to the maximum List Price permitted when calculating Royalties due to you under this Agreement.

5.4.2 When We Pay You. Each Amazon party will pay Royalties due on Digital Book sales approximately 60 days following the end of the calendar month during which the sales were made. At the time of payment, we will make available to you an online report detailing sales of Digital Books and corresponding Royalties.
Patrick

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Re: I received $0.00
Posted: Nov 23, 2017 7:47 AM   in response to: Patrick in response to: Patrick
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Payment Date (EST.):
09/22/2017 10:53
Payment Status:
Loaded on 09/22/17 11:15:01 AM(AMAZON LOCALC)
Estimated load date (EST.):
09/22/2017 00:00
Loader details:
US Payment Service
Amount to Load:
$0.00 (applicable fees will apply)

Are you serious?
Patrick

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Re: I received $0.00
Posted: Nov 23, 2017 7:49 AM   in response to: Donna St Felix in response to: Donna St Felix
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Donna St Felix wrote:
Patrick wrote:
And my bank account didn't show any amount received even though 70 days have passed since i received that particular batch of royalty, amounting to like 200 something dollars. Now what? Is Amazon ripping me off?

Payments are made at the end of the month so your '70 days' makes no sense unless you are talking about the day of sales.
The end of this month will pay for sales during the full month of Sept.

Payments are made at the end of the month so your '70 days' makes no sense unless you are talking about the day of sales.
The end of this month will pay for sales during the full month of Sept.

I was supposed to receive close to 200 dollars. I received 0.00 dollars. It is almost as if Jeff Bezos is laughing at me with his Net worth: 95.8 billion USD (2017)

Is this how he got so rich? Screwing over good people?

Donna St Felix

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Re: I received $0.00
Posted: Nov 23, 2017 9:28 AM   in response to: Patrick in response to: Patrick
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Patrick wrote:
Donna St Felix wrote:
Patrick wrote:
And my bank account didn't show any amount received even though 70 days have passed since i received that particular batch of royalty, amounting to like 200 something dollars. Now what? Is Amazon ripping me off?

Payments are made at the end of the month so your '70 days' makes no sense unless you are talking about the day of sales.
The end of this month will pay for sales during the full month of Sept.

Payments are made at the end of the month so your '70 days' makes no sense unless you are talking about the day of sales.
The end of this month will pay for sales during the full month of Sept.

I was supposed to receive close to 200 dollars. I received 0.00 dollars. It is almost as if Jeff Bezos is laughing at me with his Net worth: 95.8 billion USD (2017)

Is this how he got so rich? Screwing over good people?


Two questions:
1: Are you in the USA?
2: Are you set up for auto deposits or do you think you are? You may be set up for a check to be mailed and haven't hit the $100 in US funds required.

The date of the 22nd is odd. This month it should be the 29th.
cdalebrittain

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Re: I received $0.00
Posted: Nov 23, 2017 12:45 PM   in response to: Patrick in response to: Patrick
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Patrick wrote:
Payment Date (EST.):
09/22/2017 10:53
Payment Status:
Loaded on 09/22/17 11:15:01 AM(AMAZON LOCALC)
Estimated load date (EST.):
09/22/2017 00:00
Loader details:
US Payment Service
Amount to Load:
$0.00 (applicable fees will apply)

Are you serious?


As you noted in the preceding post, Amazon pays 60 days after the end of a month in which you earned royalties, so September royalties would be paid at the end of November, which we haven't reached yet.

Where are you getting the material I quoted, which you posted? It doesn't come in a standard Amazon email. "Amount to load" makes no sense. Are you sure this isn't a phishing scheme?
Salamander Mall...

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Re: I received $0.00
Posted: Nov 23, 2017 1:52 PM   in response to: Patrick in response to: Patrick
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Patrick wrote:
Payment Date (EST.):
09/22/2017 10:53
Payment Status:
Loaded on 09/22/17 11:15:01 AM(AMAZON LOCALC)
Estimated load date (EST.):
09/22/2017 00:00
Loader details:
US Payment Service
Amount to Load:
$0.00 (applicable fees will apply)

Are you serious?


Since KDP e-mails don't look like that, no, I rather doubt it. Of course, you could just ask KDP directly by using the Contact Us button at the bottom of the page. If you do, try to be a little more clear and a lot less antagonistic than you have been here.
Lazarian Wordsm...

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Re: I received $0.00
Posted: Nov 25, 2017 7:12 AM   in response to: Patrick in response to: Patrick
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Patrick, I am a long time on these forums and every once in a while i see posts about not receiving payments.
Now I just smile and say another one!

Sometimes when an author sells a book and in due a small royalty for a sale, they expect tuppence halfpenny by cheque in a week of so.

But we all have to learn that cheque payments have a threshold of earnings before a payment is made by cheque.

It used to be €100 or £100 or something like that.

I have also seen posts that someone or other is owed a vast amount that has not been paid, or that the cheque disappeared in the postal delivery system or something like that.

Never heard of anyone taking an action against Amazon for recovery of royalties however.

Be Safe,

Pat
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