Amazon Advantage Pays Publishers More
Have you decided you want to get into the book publishing business after creating your own eBooks but aren’t sure how to get started? If you could reach millions of people simply by spending a little time uploading your content, editing, pricing, and publishing a book, would it be worth your time?
And now it’s easier than ever with Amazon.com and their Digital Publishing Tool (DPT). It is easier than you may think to publish books and Amazon has made it easily accessible for anyone. Self-publishers are able to quickly get their content uploaded and formatted for publication. Imagine seeing your books on the ‘best seller’ list.
The standard DPT publishing tool pays you a percentage of your sales. However, there is also a program called Amazon Advantage which allows you to make a higher percentage of retail (list price) when you join. Just like their traditional publishing tool, Amazon Advantage is easy to use. Uploading your content, editing, pricing, and publishing are simple steps and they guide you through the process.
The Amazon Advantage model is a consignment sales model meaning payments are based on how many books are sold to customers. You receive automatic payment when books are purchased and money is deposited in your bank account through electronic transfers, just like the original DPT program with Amazon.com.
As of this writing, the percentage paid through Amazon Advantage is 45% of retail and the original DPT program is 35% (check current pricing models and percentage paid to authors since it may change periodically). If you have distribution rights to your book and a scannable barcode of the ISBN, you are eligible for Amazon Advantage.
There is an annual fee to participate in Advantage (about $29.95 as of this writing) and it is deducted from your account automatically. But you also have access to a massive audience and you receive a higher percentage of retail sales prices than other options.
If you’re considering publishing several books and you believe you have a good focused niche market, it is recommended that you consider the Advantage program with Amazon.com. Your rewards will be great when you see your book published and presented to millions of potential customers.
For more information about Amazon.com and their Amazon Advantage program, click on this link. If you want information on the original Amazon publishing tool that carries no annual fee, check out the link and find out more at the Amazon Digital Text Platform “Quick Start Guide”.