Wow – I’ve just been doing through the process of getting my book up on Amazon as a softcover –
I want it to be full color, because of all the photographs – and they’re saying the minimum pricing for the book will be US$38.18.
Of that, I will get a royalty of less than $8. And for their “expanded distribution – to other retailers etc – I get a royalty of 70 cents. Yes, 70 cents per book on a sale price of $38. The rest goes to Amazon for printing etc.
If it wasn’t full color it would be roughly the same price as my other book – about $16 or so for the softcover. The print version of The Way, My Way, is black and white.
I’m sorry about this – I want the book to be affordable- but there’s nothing I can do about it. That’s the price that amazon has set, because it’s color. And I really do think this book needs to be in color, because there’s 85 beautiful photos in it…
This is not one of them – I just like the shot. Two beautiful ladies, so happy…
Hi Bill –
It’s worth every cent but absolutely wrong that you only receive $8 of the $38 odd that Amazon retails the book for. I will buy it as I’m a traditionalist and I just love to have a beautiful book that I can keep on the coffee table for me, friends and family, to pick up and enjoy.
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Jenny, as Dame Edna would say: You’re a tresh…!!
Hugs and wet ones,
Sir Les has always been my favourite Barry Humphries character ! Those pants and the egg-stained (and worse!) tie – hooly dooly !!!
My favourite Dame Edna quote: “I tried lesbianism once but it left a bad taste in the mouth… ”
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A bit early in the day for that image, but by g.. it made me laugh!!! 🙂
bit naughty of Dame Edna… 🙂
Jenny, maybe we should put in an order together. I want to at least get a couple as presents – what do you think?
Hi britta – I was thinking the same thing. I was thinking of ordering 6-8 or so, and giving you guys a copy!
I am sorry for this Bill.A such good work for a tiny payback.unfair.thanks for the shots.it makes my day.bises
Hi Marie – I’m fine with the royalty. More than fine. It’s just that I want the print version to be accessible price-wise, that’s all. Amazon heft up the price because it’s color, on fancy paper. Hey send isn’t that a lovely shot of you and Jen? bb xx
Hey, Bill, not that this will make you any happier, but you’re not alone. I just spent time with a friend in Melbourne who has just had a book published on coping with death and dying (clever girl, she was asked to write it no less!) and she’s finding the same disdain for the author – and hers is only black and white, although with a colour cover. There’s definitely something wrong with our world if you, who do all the hard yakka (know that expression, Lynda?!) only get remunerated in peanuts!!
Hi Britta – I’m not worried about the royalty. That’s a fine amount of money. But it’s just the total cost to someone wanting to buy a print version. Interestingly, Amazon has asked me to check a proof, which I have to buy – and they’re pricing a full colour proof at $15.50. So that must be their cost price. In which case they’re making $38.18 minus $15.50 in profit! $23 approx. Ha!