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samolakisses

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Early Payout
Posted: Sep 24, 2017 8:52 AM
 
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Can an earlier payout be requested?

I know it seems like a question that should go directly to support, but I came to the Community to see if I could find a quick answer rather than waiting until tomorrow for a response, but I couldn't find a thread on this topic. This isn't something I've done before and I don't intend to do it again (requesting an earlier payout), but I don't see the point in waiting until the twenty-ninth of this month when the money accrued last month and I could use a couple of bucks to tide me over for the next 2 days. Can anyone help me? Do you know if they'll flatout say no, or will they probably accommodate? I mean, it's Sunday and we're only talking a few dollars here, not hundreds or even thousands, so it wouldn't even be transferred until tomorrow afternoon or maybe Tuesday. Thanks in advance...anyone :-)
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Re: Early Payout
Posted: Sep 24, 2017 9:15 AM   in response to: samolakisses in response to: samolakisses
 
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samolakisses wrote:
Can an earlier payout be requested?

I know it seems like a question that should go directly to support, but I came to the Community to see if I could find a quick answer rather than waiting until tomorrow for a response, but I couldn't find a thread on this topic. This isn't something I've done before and I don't intend to do it again (requesting an earlier payout), but I don't see the point in waiting until the twenty-ninth of this month when the money accrued last month and I could use a couple of bucks to tide me over for the next 2 days. Can anyone help me? Do you know if they'll flatout say no, or will they probably accommodate? I mean, it's Sunday and we're only talking a few dollars here, not hundreds or even thousands, so it wouldn't even be transferred until tomorrow afternoon or maybe Tuesday. Thanks in advance...anyone :-)


I've never asked, but I can almost guarantee the answer will be "no." Why would they make an exception for every author who asked? And I doubt you'll see anything transferred tomorrow or Tuesday, either. The payouts are usually deposited on the 29th or later.
samolakisses

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Re: Early Payout
Posted: Sep 24, 2017 11:28 AM   in response to: writerbn in response to: writerbn
 
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I really only asked because other companies I use (Smashwords for example) don't behave that way and I was wondering if anyone had tried and actually knew how Amazon would reply. I realize there are thousands of authors that use Amazon, but it's the same thing for Smashwords and they don't respond like jerks (the employees of the website) to people if they ask or need something. I never tried to imply that I thought I was "special" or deserved special treatment as an individual; I'm not that self-absorbed. Also, that's why I brought it to the Community.
Notjohn

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Re: Early Payout
Posted: Sep 25, 2017 2:06 AM   in response to: samolakisses in response to: samolakisses
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I realize there are thousands of authors that use Amazon

More like a million, I suspect.

(Don't trust KDP to publish a print edition. Don't trust CreateSpace to publish an ebook.)

Good luck! -- NJ

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Diana Persaud

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Re: Early Payout
Posted: Sep 25, 2017 9:58 AM   in response to: samolakisses in response to: samolakisses
 
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samolakisses wrote:
I really only asked because other companies I use (Smashwords for example) don't behave that way and I was wondering if anyone had tried and actually knew how Amazon would reply. I realize there are thousands of authors that use Amazon, but it's the same thing for Smashwords and they don't respond like jerks (the employees of the website) to people if they ask or need something. I never tried to imply that I thought I was "special" or deserved special treatment as an individual; I'm not that self-absorbed. Also, that's why I brought it to the Community.

I'm confused, did you think the responses you received here were from Amazon employees? They aren't. Only authors respond. No one from Amazon reads these forums nor do they respond to questions.

I don't know of any other company who would pay ahead of the scheduled time.

ETA: you get paid once Amazon sends the money (around the last day of the month) and when your bank releases the money. Some banks keep it longer than others.

Edited by: Diana Persaud on Sep 25, 2017 9:58 AM

samolakisses

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Re: Early Payout
Posted: Sep 29, 2017 12:56 PM   in response to: Diana Persaud in response to: Diana Persaud
 
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Yes, I realized that I was asking other authors and not Amazon employees, and I'm also reminded of why I don't bother with message boards because 90% of people are rude and simply like to dish out smart comments and are jerks to people. CLEARLY if you had no experience with tthis matter you could have just scrolled by my original original post, yet TWO people, yourself included, felt so compelled to answer. I stated thatiI knew when the EFT payments were made, but I asked a SPECIFIC question. You had nothing to offer but a lofty, smart aleck comment same as the other person when you could have just left it alone and went on about your business. You chose a sentence to quote and then started in on me very ignorantly. The majority of you are the same on these msg boards and you should check your poor attitudes. You contributed nothing to my post, but that was never your intention anyway; you just came at me to try to make me feel stupid for answering the question in the 1st place. I already said another company DID do that for me, so there you go. Go check the chip on your shoulder and answer questions where you can help someone.
samolakisses

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Re: Early Payout
Posted: Sep 29, 2017 1:34 PM   in response to: Notjohn in response to: Notjohn
 
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When I said "thousands" of authors, I meant 1000s of active authors. I mean, a lot of people upload tiny collections of poetry or uploaded something (one thing) years ago that never uploaded anything else, and their work never sold, I don't really count those as active competition to the top 25. I know a lot of people wouldn't agree with me, but well, that's just the way I feel about it. The millions represent nearly any author with a title on their site and many died yrs ago. And I am typing too much LOL. But that's my explanation of why I use thousands of authors; I don't include everybody.

But thanks about warning me not to use CreateSpace or KDP print editons, although I already knew not to because I've learned that all of the programs that they (Amazon) set up are meant to benefit their company, not the lowly indie authors like me who haven't managed to sell at least a few thousand copies of my work in a single year. Even KDP Select isn't beneficial to indie authors unless their titles make in the top 10 or top 25 at the very least; otherwise you just have a ton of people reading your books for free.

I wrote my own guide to eBook publishing about 3 yrs ago and posted it on another website and it has nothing but 5-star reviews, but I'm going to check out your blog post because even though I'm not new to self-publishing, we can always learn something from one another. I'm just sorry that I was slow enough to start this thread on here because I should've known better. I was asking to get trolled lmao.
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