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When will I get paid?

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When will I get paid?


Royalties are paid every month, approximately 60 days after the end of the month in which the sale was reported (90 days for Expanded Distribution) as long as you meet the minimum threshold for payment.

Payment schedule

Month royalty threshold metWhen you'll receive royalty payment
JanuaryEnd of March
FebruaryEnd of April
MarchEnd of May
AprilEn of June
JuneEnd of August
JulyEnd of September
AugustEnd of October
SeptemberEnd of November
OctoberEnd of December
NovemberEnd of January
DecemberEnd of February

Timing for the delivery of funds to your account or mailing address varies based on payment method chosen:

Direct deposits  
Direct deposit payments can take 1–5 business days to show on your bank account from the payment date. If your bank is located in India, direct deposit payments can take 7–10 business days past the payment date before they show in your bank account. 

Wire payments
Wire payments can take 5–10 days. If in your Payments Report you see the amounts showing as "Paid," but the payment still doesn’t appear in your account, please contact your financial institution for verification.

Check
Check delivery time frames vary depending on location. After the payment date it can take up to 30 days for the check to reach the address in your KDP account. Please allow this much time before reporting your check as lost, and be sure to confirm the payment address on your account is correct.


Is there a minimum payment requirement?


Only wire and check payments must accrue a minimum amount of earned royalties through the sale of your book. If your royalty earnings fall below the threshold for a wire or check payment, we will keep a running total and issue the payment once you met the threshold.

Check payments may take 2-4 weeks to arrive, and EFT/ WIRE payments may take from 1-5 business days to be reflected in your balance.

Learn more about minimum threshold for wire transfer and checks on each marketplace:

Wire transfer
Check

See KDP Royalties for details about royalties and pricing.


How payments withholding work?


Visit Tax Withholding to learn more about it.


How to set up my Payment method?



Direct deposit and wire transfer


  1. Go to your KDP account.
  2. Complete two-step verification.
  3. Under Getting Paid, click Add a bank account.
  4. Choose your country or region of residence and click OK.
  5. Enter your bank account information according to your country/region requirements and click Add.
  6. Click Save.

Check


Check payment is only offered when an electronic payment method is not available. Check payment is not available for royalties earned on Amazon.pl or Amazon.se regardless of your bank’s location because we're unable to issue checks from banks in Sweden and Poland. If your bank is located in a country that supports payment by check:
  1. Go to your KDP account.
  2. Complete two-step verification.
  3. Under Getting Paid, click Add a bank account.
  4. Choose your country or region of residence and click OK. A message will appear saying that direct deposit and wire is not supported.
  5. Click Save.

Switch from check to direct deposit or wire transfer


  1. Go to your KDP account.
  2. Complete two-step verification.
  3. Under Getting Paid, click Add another bank account.
  4. Choose your country or region of residence and click OK.
  5. Enter your bank account information according to your and click Add.
  6. Click Save.

Update your payment method from check to EFT


Video: Update your payment method from check to EFT


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