On the other hand, the shipping is outrageous when you buy from CS. My rule of thumb is if I only need one or two books, I buy them from AZ. No shipping and I'll get the royalty back anyway. If I need more than that, I get them through CS.DDark said:If you mean me as the author, wouldn't it be better to order my own copies through Createspace vs Amazon? I may not get royalties but the base price is a lot cheaper than the list.
Copies ordered through CS at the author price also don't count toward your ranking.Gertie Kindle 'a/k/a Margaret Lake' said:On the other hand, the shipping is outrageous when you buy from CS. My rule of thumb is if I only need one or two books, I buy them from AZ. No shipping and I'll get the royalty back anyway. If I need more than that, I get them through CS.
Your earlier question about the copies being marked proof; once you've approved the proof on-line, you get regular copies. I just checked my last order and there was no proof mark on the back.
Right, the royalty is on your list price, and you get the base rate for author's orders.DDark said:Thanks for the info. I was concerned if they slash my price if I still get that royalty. I want to list my first book at $9.99 which doesn't leave me with much.
Something else I noticed is whenever I click "add to cart" through Createspace, it's only charging me the base rate (not the list price). Is that because I'm the author, and will the copy have "Proof" on the back page? This is totally throwing me. I want to order copies for myself as promotional to sign, but I don't want any with that proof page (nor do I want to pay full price). I hate to order a copy just to find out, so thought I'd ask the pros here.
I do a lot of bulk orders because of signings or direct sales to ballet retailers. For example, Just Ballet (a UK dancer wear online retailer) stocks my books now. In order for her to make any profit, I couldn't sell them to her at list price, obviously. So it just makes sense for me to put in a bulk order from CS and have them drop shipped to her. I charge her above my author price, but below list price.DDark said:Maybe, but I'm seriously trying to save a buck when I'm ordering in bulk. Paying $40 vs $90 for the same quantity makes all the difference in my world.
You're going to get the same royalty as if the price was $14.99.Decon said:I panicked when a book I had extended distribution with was marked down by B&N from $14.99 to $9.99 and so I cancelled the extended distribution thinking I wouldn't get any royalty If Amazon price matched. I still haven't asked the question of what would have happened with my royalty in that instance (price match). Anyone know?