Sunday, September 05, 2010

Amazon Offers 70% Royalties for Authors

Subscribers to my newsletter often share with their fellows. This quick tip is from Karin Ireland.

Amazon now offers authors of Kindle material 70% royalties instead of 35%. But you have to go into your account to make the change. Here’s how:

Go to:   Here are the steps to take:

~Sign in

~Click on Actions

~Click on Edit, rights, royalty and pricing

~Scroll down to Royalty Option

~Change royalty from 35% to 70%.

Note that you won’t be able to access this area again for about 48 hours (until the update has been made). Also note that, if your book is already available as a Kindle, the process may lead you back through some steps that are new before you can access to the new royalty terms.

Karin Ireland’s book, The Job Survival Instruction Book: 400+ Tips, Tricks, and Techniques to Stay Employed is available online and in bookstores.

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Carolyn Howard-Johnson, author of This Is the Place; Harkening: A Collection of Stories Remembered; Tracings, a chapbook of poetry; and how to books for writers including, The Frugal Book Promoter: How To Do What Your Publisher Won't; The Frugal Editor: Put Your Best Book Forward to Avoid Humiliation and Ensure Success; and Great Little Last Minute Editing Tips for Writers . She is also the author of the Amazon Short, "The Great First Impression Book Proposal". She has three FRUGAL books for retailers including A Retailer’s Guide to Frugal In-Store Promotions: How To Increase Profits and Spit in the Eyes of Economic Downturns with Thrifty Events and Sales Techniques. Some of her other blogs are, a blog where authors can recycle their favorite reviews. She also blogs at all things editing, grammar, formatting and more at The Frugal, Smart and Tuned-In Editor . If your followers at Twitter would benefit from this blog post, please use the little Green widget to let them know about this blog:

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