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If we look at the comparison of the huge retail with the competition, the writers may have better opportunities. "We believe that domination " is not always the same as "market impact" for self-published writers. At least five clever strategies are used by Amazon that can lead the innocent writer astray. Firstly, the firm is pushing for its 70 percent licensing scheme versus its 35 percent ebook sales compensation scheme.
What is the best game? If you believe it or not, the author makes more with the 35% plot than with the 70% plot. The 70% target is calculated on the net earnings of the publishing house and the 35% target is calculated on the net selling prices of the books. $9. 99, $3.15, calculated on 70% of the publisher's net revenue.
Similarly, at 35% of total selling prices, the result is $3.50. 70% plot also imposes pricing constraints on the writer - from $2. 99 up to a cap of $9.99. When you want to buy your books at a higher rate, you have to select the 35% discount option. Others sometimes toy with the base for their licensing schedules, but Amazon is leading the pack when it comes to providing writers with slimy work.
Secondly, the 70% scheme that Amazon strongly encourages demands that the writer enter into an exclusivity agreement with Amazon, which means that he has nowhere else to resell the product - not even alone. For example, the writer is prohibited from allocating the work to the other 30 or 40% of the market. It is possible that many writers do not fully comprehend the effects of these limitations.
Authors must give their copyrights to Amazon without getting one cent in advance. Possibly the greatest flaw of the 70% scheme is that the writer who signed the exclusivity agreement has just given all its contents to Amazon for free, at least at first.
In contrast to conventional publisher who make payments in prepayments against possible sale of a product, Amazon does not make any payments through its self-publishing site Kindle Direct Publishing at all. When you are "selected" by Amazon Publisher (usually only for referred authors), you can count on a small deposit of money. Otherwise, Amazon will get your contents for free until some other requirements are fulfilled.
KDP authors are not charged when selling the product, but on pages that Amazon Prime members are reading, paying nothing more than their yearly subscription for the right to view your work. If you choose the 70% subscription it means that your license fees are based on the number of pages of your textbook that you have already viewed, multiplied by the number of other textbooks that will be viewed this year.
When someone purchased your bookshop, you would be charged on the basis of the sales value of the books, whether they are reading three pages or 300. Not so long ago, in difficult-to-find information, Digital Buch World found that Amazon Kindle's personal payment to the writer was $1.38 per month. Amazons is advertising for an archive of about 14 million dollars, from which KDP writers are getting their money for pages they are reading.
Isn' Amazon's casserole instead a sinkhole? Imagine that all the collected funds in the jar are distributed to the writers every single months, down to zero, and the funds are topped up with another $14 million or so next time. Can it be assumed that Amazon pays about 168 million dollars or more a year to writers?
Amazon would not disclose its real payouts upon request. See Amazon's answer, p. 158 by Unclocking the Secrets of E-Book Publicing, available in bookshops. Writers have choices when they think about how to share their work. To maximise its dissemination, the best way for an writer is to gather as much information as possible across multiple points of sale and maximise presence in all.