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Re: The AUSTRALIAN writer's support thread
« Reply #2475 on: June 02, 2018, 11:25:14 PM »
Paypal is (or at least was) owned by Ebay, one of Amazon's biggest competitors. It's not surprising Amazon doesn't use that platform.

I can never get over how stupid childish these companies are.

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« Reply #2476 on: June 02, 2018, 11:27:15 PM »
I can never get over how stupid childish these companies are.

Buy your own payment processing platform, this one's mine!

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« Reply #2477 on: June 02, 2018, 11:29:50 PM »
I'd be happy with an Amazon-backed mastercard/visa debit card. They can brand it, send me the card, and give me the option of banking all my royalties/affiliates/whatever into that account. Also, it would be nice if they would deduct AMS spend from there BEFORE the 5% tax is deducted, since the AMS is a business expense, no?

Ahh, utopia. I guess I'll just have to write one instead.


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Re: The AUSTRALIAN writer's support thread
« Reply #2478 on: June 03, 2018, 04:55:24 AM »
Paypal is (or at least was) owned by Ebay

I think they got a divorce.

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« Reply #2479 on: June 03, 2018, 05:15:44 AM »
I think they got a divorce.

Yeah, I had in mind it might not be a current relationship. I just knew that was the reason I'd found a few years back for why you couldn't buy using PayPal on Amazon.

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« Reply #2480 on: June 03, 2018, 06:23:31 AM »
Probably a bit early for this, but does anyone (particularly anyone in Melbourne) use an accountant for their book stuff? My day job and financial life is straightforward enough that I don't need one for that, but I did have a good one last financial year - good except he was damn near impossible to get in touch with when I was trying to get my tax bill paid off* before the deadline. I could just go to HR Block I guess, but if anyone in Melbourne has an accountant who's used to doing small (measly small) business stuff, especially anything to do with self publishing, I'd love to know.

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« Reply #2481 on: June 03, 2018, 01:31:34 PM »
Probably a bit early for this, but does anyone (particularly anyone in Melbourne) use an accountant for their book stuff? My day job and financial life is straightforward enough that I don't need one for that, but I did have a good one last financial year - good except he was damn near impossible to get in touch with when I was trying to get my tax bill paid off* before the deadline. I could just go to HR Block I guess, but if anyone in Melbourne has an accountant who's used to doing small (measly small) business stuff, especially anything to do with self publishing, I'd love to know.

(*You might wonder why, if he was a good accountant, I ended up with a tax bill at all. Turns out my day job didn't tell the ATO about my HECS debt. Whoops!)

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Re: The AUSTRALIAN writer's support thread
« Reply #2482 on: June 03, 2018, 01:51:34 PM »
Probably a bit early for this, but does anyone (particularly anyone in Melbourne) use an accountant for their book stuff? My day job and financial life is straightforward enough that I don't need one for that, but I did have a good one last financial year - good except he was damn near impossible to get in touch with when I was trying to get my tax bill paid off* before the deadline. I could just go to HR Block I guess, but if anyone in Melbourne has an accountant who's used to doing small (measly small) business stuff, especially anything to do with self publishing, I'd love to know.

(*You might wonder why, if he was a good accountant, I ended up with a tax bill at all. Turns out my day job didn't tell the ATO about my HECS debt. Whoops!)


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Re: The AUSTRALIAN writer's support thread
« Reply #2483 on: June 05, 2018, 04:05:21 AM »
Createspace have been slowly adding to my Euro balance for about 7 years now without getting to the 108 Euro threshold required to issue a cheque. If Payoneer can wring that out of them it's worth a try.


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Re: The AUSTRALIAN writer's support thread
« Reply #2484 on: June 06, 2018, 05:15:29 PM »
I have used Accounting Solutions, Bairnsdale for years. Excellent service and they know their stuff. I've never met them personally - all done by email. Easy peasey. Link: http://www.accountingsolutionsvictoria.com.au/
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Re: The AUSTRALIAN writer's support thread
« Reply #2485 on: June 07, 2018, 02:30:26 AM »
Createspace have been slowly adding to my Euro balance for about 7 years now without getting to the 108 Euro threshold required to issue a cheque. If Payoneer can wring that out of them it's worth a try.


Payoneer are really good for getting those smaller payments :)

I recently thought about moving to Transferwise but you need an ABN. I've got one but the letter they sent me with it on is back home in Australia so it might take a while before I can open an account.

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Re: The AUSTRALIAN writer's support thread
« Reply #2486 on: June 07, 2018, 02:46:45 AM »
Payoneer are really good for getting those smaller payments :)

I recently thought about moving to Transferwise but you need an ABN. I've got one but the letter they sent me with it on is back home in Australia so it might take a while before I can open an account.

You should be able to look up your ABN here: https://abr.business.gov.au/

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Re: The AUSTRALIAN writer's support thread
« Reply #2487 on: June 09, 2018, 04:02:01 AM »
Does anyone know hot to set up a United Kingdom bank account on Amazon? I am using Payoneer, and trying to add the British bank details into KDP, but the account number does not have enough numbers in it. Amazon says it has a minimum of 15, and yet the account number on Payoneer is only 8 numerals long.

Has anyone else had this issue?

I am also not sure why no royalties have been paid into my US account. The EU one got paid within a few days of me setting up the account, but the US one has nothing. I think Payoneer said Amazon was transferring money to it, and yet none showed up and it does not show up under the "payments" tab in Reports on KDP.

I am confused. Can anyone help me? Thanks!
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Re: The AUSTRALIAN writer's support thread
« Reply #2488 on: June 09, 2018, 04:36:54 AM »
I just used the US account for all currencies (barring AUD and those which are over 100 a month anyway)

If you think about it, US authors get paid their euros/mexican whatevers/brazilian reals when the balance reaches US$10, and don't need separate accounts for them all. We're doing the same thing.



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Re: The AUSTRALIAN writer's support thread
« Reply #2489 on: June 14, 2018, 12:59:05 AM »
Payoneer are really good for getting those smaller payments :)


Just confirming amazon KDP and Createspace have indeed coughed up all those small EU/JPY/whatever amounts they've been accruing on my behalf. I just got a large batch of emails from them.

The oldest amounts are from 2012.



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Re: The AUSTRALIAN writer's support thread
« Reply #2490 on: June 14, 2018, 03:38:46 AM »
If you think about it, US authors get paid their euros/mexican whatevers/brazilian reals when the balance reaches US$10

I get payments of less than $10 every month. Indeed, I once got a payment of 97 cents from the BR store.
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Re: The AUSTRALIAN writer's support thread
« Reply #2491 on: June 14, 2018, 04:23:31 AM »
I get payments of less than $10 every month. Indeed, I once got a payment of 97 cents from the BR store.

Thanks! That's good news indeed.

I was probably thinking of Createspace, because I thought one of them had a min $10. Ohh .. maybe it's the amazon affiliates account?

Anyway, better in my pocket than theirs!


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« Reply #2492 on: June 14, 2018, 04:40:48 AM »
Hello all.
I'm from Tasmania.

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« Reply #2493 on: June 14, 2018, 05:34:29 AM »
Hello all.
I'm from Tasmania.

Welcome aboard!


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Re: The AUSTRALIAN writer's support thread
« Reply #2494 on: June 14, 2018, 06:53:42 AM »
Hello all.
I'm from Tasmania.

Hi, I'm originally from Tassie too :)