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rakesh negi

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About pricing paperback
Posted: May 7, 2017 3:27 PM
 
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I am confused about pricing my paperback like If I put my paperback price $5 then what will be its price in India on .in?
Will it be same as converting a dollar in rupees?
I have checked many book which are, like $6 on amazon.com and less than 100 Rupees on Amazon.in.
How it works?
Please reply as soon as possible.
cdalebrittain

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Re: About pricing paperback
Posted: May 7, 2017 6:27 PM   in response to: rakesh negi in response to: rakesh negi
 
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My impression is that books printed by KDP-print were not available for sale in India. I know CreateSpace books are not.

I assume the books you are looking at are traditionally published books, and things are different for them.
Notjohn

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Posted: May 8, 2017 1:26 AM   in response to: rakesh negi in response to: rakesh negi
 
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Like most things, this is a whole lot easier if you publish through CreateSpace. You can choose to set your own price (which of course has to be higher than the printing cost and Amazon's share) or to let it convert at the current exchange rate.

However, as Dale says, there's no print option for the IN store. Basically it's just the US and the various European stores, though most or all books published through CreateSpace (I don't know about KDP Print Beta) eventually turn up on the CA and CN stores.

Personally, I'd like to see print editions sold in AU. I sell a lot of ebooks there, so I think it would be an other-country print market second only to the UK.

Good luck! -- NJ

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rakesh negi

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Posted: May 13, 2017 3:05 AM   in response to: cdalebrittain in response to: cdalebrittain
 
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I think they are published by other publishing houses not by amazon kdp.
rakesh negi

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Posted: May 13, 2017 3:15 AM   in response to: Notjohn in response to: Notjohn
 
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this is the problem that there is no print store for the IN store.
I wanted to publish my book at lower price in India but there's no option.
Ward Rogers

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Posted: May 13, 2017 7:07 AM   in response to: rakesh negi in response to: rakesh negi
 
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rakesh negi wrote:
this is the problem that there is no print store for the IN store.
I wanted to publish my book at lower price in India but there's no option.

You've answered your own question, haven't you?
rakesh negi

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Posted: May 13, 2017 9:58 PM   in response to: Ward Rogers in response to: Ward Rogers
 
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"when you do not get the answer, make your answer yourself."

Haha! Yeah actually, I got it later.
Thanks for the reply.

Vidyut Kapur

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Re: About pricing paperback
Posted: May 13, 2017 10:51 PM   in response to: rakesh negi in response to: rakesh negi
 
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Rakesh,

Amazom KDP POD will not make your book available in India but you can go for an Indian POD printer. In principle, they provide a service similar to Amazon KDP POD. The two companies I found doing this business in India are pothi.com and cinnamonteal.

It is close to zero investment on your part (I think pothi charges 1500 setup fee for listing on amazon.in and flipkart). They will list your paperback as being sold by a third party seller on amazon.in. They will accept the order, print the book and ship it. You can continue to publish your ebook on your own while giving a company like pothi the responsibility of managing the paperback.

Printing costs will be higher than normal offset printing but lower than Amazon KDP POD. Shipping costs charged will be around Rs.50 per book. The only drawback is that amazon will not report these sales to you. You will have to get that information from your selected seller.

Vidyut
rakesh negi

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Re: About pricing paperback
Posted: May 14, 2017 10:50 AM   in response to: Vidyut Kapur in response to: Vidyut Kapur
 
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Oh no! And what about createspace, is it same as kdp?
Sumit Rai

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Re: About pricing paperback
Posted: Jan 1, 2018 2:33 AM   in response to: rakesh negi in response to: rakesh negi
 
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Please tell how can be sell book under 100 rupees , in paperback.
Notjohn

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Posted: Jan 1, 2018 4:32 AM   in response to: cdalebrittain in response to: cdalebrittain
 
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My impression is that books printed by KDP-print were not available for sale in India. I know CreateSpace books are not.

My CreateSpace books are sold on the IN store. My Guide for example:

+1,076.00 + FREE Delivery+
Inclusive of all taxes
Sold and fulfilled by D R

"D R" seems to be the distributor for all that I have checked.

(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)

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