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Henry Wong

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When will I get paid if I published my book on Dec 9?
Posted: Jan 1, 2018 10:07 AM
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Happy New Year! When will I get paid if I published my book on Dec 9, 2017? Thank you for taking time to read and answer my question. Much appreciated.
Ralph E Vaughan

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Re: When will I get paid if I published my book on Dec 9?
Posted: Jan 1, 2018 10:20 AM   in response to: Henry Wong in response to: Henry Wong
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Henry Wong wrote:
Happy New Year! When will I get paid if I published my book on Dec 9, 2017? Thank you for taking time to read and answer my question. Much appreciated.

No, you'll only get paid if you actually sell any copies. As explained in the contract, it's sixty days after the end of the month in which the sale occurs. So, a sale in December would be paid at the end of February, a sale in January at the end of March, etc. There's a thread here in the Payments Forum (Know Your Payments) that goes more into detail about that and other issues. It repeats most of what is contained in the help pages, but is more accessible.
Notjohn

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Re: When will I get paid if I published my book on Dec 9?
Posted: Jan 1, 2018 12:05 PM   in response to: Henry Wong in response to: Henry Wong
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If you sold any books in December, you will be paid toward the end of February or maybe March 1.

(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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Romualdo Jose S...

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Re: When will I get paid if I published my book sometime last August?
Posted: Jan 3, 2018 11:08 PM   in response to: Henry Wong in response to: Henry Wong
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Hi!

This is my first time to write an ebook and i would agree there maybe some glitches somehwere as payments.
I would like to be enlightened how I could be paid so far (I am from Phil.) despite getting "interest" feedbacks from friends and relatives in the US, Dubai and Asia.
(1) Is PH not included in the list of amazon KDP list where payment could be processed efficiently?
(2) How could I get a good deal of payback from the initial efforts I made?

Please advise soonest.
Thanks.
Dindo
Donna St Felix

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Re: When will I get paid if I published my book sometime last August?
Posted: Jan 3, 2018 11:41 PM   in response to: Romualdo Jose S... in response to: Romualdo Jose S...
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Romualdo Jose S. Bautista wrote:
I would like to be enlightened how I could be paid so far (I am from Phil.) despite getting "interest" feedbacks from friends and relatives in the US, Dubai and Asia.

Phil. ? Do you mean the Philippines?

(1) Is PH not included in the list of amazon KDP list where payment could be processed efficiently?

What is PH?

(2) How could I get a good deal of payback from the initial efforts I made?

You don't get any payback if you do not write a great book.
Romualdo Jose S...

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Re: When will I get paid if I published my book sometime last August?
Posted: Jan 11, 2018 9:13 PM   in response to: Donna St Felix in response to: Donna St Felix
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(1) YES, IT's Philippines.

(2) Thanks for the feedback. I know am just a start-up writer and I can take your comment of not writing a great book, but I got feedback from MY OWN FRIENDS AND RELATIVES (as start-up support) that they COULD NOT BUY ONE, could you kindly assist me? I learned PH is not included in WTransfers and bank payment transfers.

Thanks.
Notjohn

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Re: When will I get paid if I published my book sometime last August?
Posted: Jan 12, 2018 2:38 AM   in response to: Romualdo Jose S... in response to: Romualdo Jose S...
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Well, have YOU bought one? If you have, then you can explain to them how to do it.

There is no Kindle store in the Philippines, so you must shop at Amazon.com. There is probably a surcharge of $2 or so.

(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

Notjohn's Guide to E-Book & Print Formatting (2018 edition)

The blog: https://notjohnkdp.blogspot.com
Nadejda Plamade...

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Re: When will I get paid if I published my book on Dec 9?
Posted: Jan 12, 2018 6:06 AM   in response to: Henry Wong in response to: Henry Wong
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I published my book on November 1st. Selling rather well but I haven't seen a cent of it yet. As soon as the the KDP exclusive will end I will sell it on my site, at least I get the money immediately through Paypal.
Joseph M Erhardt

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Re: When will I get paid if I published my book on Dec 9?
Posted: Jan 12, 2018 6:17 AM   in response to: Nadejda Plamade... in response to: Nadejda Plamade...
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Nadejda Plamadeala wrote:
I published my book on November 1st. Selling rather well but I haven't seen a cent of it yet. As soon as the the KDP exclusive will end I will sell it on my site, at least I get the money immediately through Paypal.

Er, November sales/royalties would be paid about January 29. Nothing is late.

???
jm14

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Re: When will I get paid if I published my book on Dec 9?
Posted: Jan 13, 2018 5:25 PM   in response to: Joseph M Erhardt in response to: Joseph M Erhardt
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Joseph M Erhardt wrote:
Nadejda Plamadeala wrote:
I published my book on November 1st. Selling rather well but I haven't seen a cent of it yet. As soon as the the KDP exclusive will end I will sell it on my site, at least I get the money immediately through Paypal.

Er, November sales/royalties would be paid about January 29. Nothing is late.

???


I may be wrong, but it seems that in addition to never having read the FAQ/Help pages (or heard of when and how royalties are paid by traditional publishers) the poster wants her money within a couple of hours, preferably minutes, of making a sale.

Me, I'd like a full head of hair again.
Donna St Felix

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Re: When will I get paid if I published my book on Dec 9?
Posted: Jan 13, 2018 5:51 PM   in response to: Nadejda Plamade... in response to: Nadejda Plamade...
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Nadejda Plamadeala wrote:
I published my book on November 1st. Selling rather well but I haven't seen a cent of it yet. As soon as the the KDP exclusive will end I will sell it on my site, at least I get the money immediately through Paypal.

Good Luck! I'm sure you will reach most of the world as Amazon does.
Notjohn

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Re: When will I get paid if I published my book on Dec 9?
Posted: Jan 14, 2018 3:20 AM   in response to: Donna St Felix in response to: Donna St Felix
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This is becoming my favorite thread, now that tommy london seems to have gone on vacation.
Mrs Julia Evans

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Re: When will I get paid if I published my book on Dec 9?
Posted: Jan 14, 2018 5:22 AM   in response to: Nadejda Plamade... in response to: Nadejda Plamade...
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Nadejda Plamadeala wrote:
I published my book on November 1st. Selling rather well but I haven't seen a cent of it yet. As soon as the the KDP exclusive will end I will sell it on my site, at least I get the money immediately through Paypal.

Did you even read the terms of the contract you signed up to with kdp? Apart from the fact that you don't understand when payments will be made, you appear to be unaware the kdp doesn't require exclusivity. Select requires exclusivity, but that's not the same thing.

If you have a website that can compete with Amazon and find customers on the scale that they reach, then one is left wondering why you bothered with kdp in the first instance.

J
Cynthia E. Hurst

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Re: When will I get paid if I published my book on Dec 9?
Posted: Jan 14, 2018 10:25 AM   in response to: Nadejda Plamade... in response to: Nadejda Plamade...
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Nadejda Plamadeala wrote:
I published my book on November 1st. Selling rather well but I haven't seen a cent of it yet. As soon as the the KDP exclusive will end I will sell it on my site, at least I get the money immediately through Paypal.
Of course you haven't seen a cent of it. Nor has anyone else seen anything from their November sales, since that will be paid the end of January. December royalties arrive the end of February, and so on. But if you simply can't stand the thought of waiting, good luck with the website sales.
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