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davebonm

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$2.00 Surcharge for outside of US
Posted: Jun 14, 2012 10:56 AM
 
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I read on this forum on old thread that Amazon has a surcharge of $2 for books published outside of the US, well I live in Asia. I set my price at $2.99, but it has been changed to $4.99, which I guess is the $2 surcharge. Ok, fair enough, but my question is, is that extra $2 pure profit for Amazon or do I get a %?

If I want to sell my book at $2.99, then will I have to set my price at $0.99? Therefore, will this mean that my royalty will be 35% instead of 70% if I set my price below $2.99?

Sorry so many questions, I am new to all this!!
joeveramu

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Re: $2.00 Surcharge for outside of US
Posted: Jun 15, 2012 12:27 PM   in response to: davebonm in response to: davebonm
 
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Yes that is correct. There is a $2 surcharge.

A book priced at 0.99 will therefore become $2.99
And a book priced at $2.99 will become $4.99

Irrespective of whether the book is $2.99 or any price up to $9.99 you will still receive 35% since it is purchased outside of .com

Joseph
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davebonm

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Re: $2.00 Surcharge for outside of US
Posted: Jun 17, 2012 9:40 PM   in response to: joeveramu in response to: joeveramu
 
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Hi Thanks for the reply.

You mentioned purchased outside of the .com, Ok I agree, but what about published outside of the .com?

Anyway, for some reason, my price is now $2.99, so I hope it is OK Guess I will know when I get my first payment if it is 35% or 70%!
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