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Walt Mayes

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What discount does an author get buying his own book?
Posted: Jul 31, 2017 8:31 AM
 
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What discount does an author get buying his own book?
Notjohn

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Re: What discount does an author get buying his own book?
Posted: Jul 31, 2017 9:33 AM   in response to: Walt Mayes in response to: Walt Mayes
 
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On KDP, you pay full price, but of course you get your royalty.

For print editions, always use CreateSpace. You can buy bulk copies at $3-$4 plus a small shipping charge. I buy ten books at a time, and standard shipping costs less than a dollar a book.

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Donna St Felix

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Re: What discount does an author get buying his own book?
Posted: Jul 31, 2017 9:33 AM   in response to: Walt Mayes in response to: Walt Mayes
 
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Thru the Kindle paperback beta program, no discount.
If you published thru CreateSpace, purchasing there is I think 40% (or a few dollars) plus shipping.
Ward Rogers

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Re: What discount does an author get buying his own book?
Posted: Jul 31, 2017 9:35 AM   in response to: Walt Mayes in response to: Walt Mayes
 
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If you used CreateSpace, you can purchase at cost. If you used KDP-Print, there is no discount ... but I'm sure you already knew that since in the introduction to their print service KDP writes that authors' copies are "not available at this time."
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