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Old 04-30-2011, 07:29 AM   #1
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Amazon singles, pricing and others things

I'm new to e-publishing and have a couple of short stories I would like to publish on the Kindle.

I have signed up to Amazon direct publishing but find there is very little help through their forums on publishing and pricing.

The two short stories I have both run to roughly 35 pages, one I have already published through the kindle but the price is set at $1.99 this is the lowest I can get it to, any lower and the software shows a red box and won't allow my to continue.

So my questions are how do I tell Amazon the 'book' is a kindle single?
How can I set the price to around the $1 mark?

I am based in the U.K so I don't know if DP works different in other Countries.
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Old 04-30-2011, 05:39 PM   #2
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I'm new to e-publishing and have a couple of short stories I would like to publish on the Kindle.

I have signed up to Amazon direct publishing but find there is very little help through their forums on publishing and pricing.

The two short stories I have both run to roughly 35 pages, one I have already published through the kindle but the price is set at $1.99 this is the lowest I can get it to, any lower and the software shows a red box and won't allow my to continue.

So my questions are how do I tell Amazon the 'book' is a kindle single?
How can I set the price to around the $1 mark?

I am based in the U.K so I don't know if DP works different in other Countries.
Hi, Harold.

From what I understand, Amazon themselves pick what gets to be classified as a Kindle Single. You can set your e-book to whatever price you want (except free), but keep in mind that different prices have different royalties. You get a lower royalty rate for a book under $2.99.
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Old 05-01-2011, 06:41 AM   #3
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Thanks for the reply.

Just wish Amazon would be clearer on how things work within the DP.

I tried to change the price of the ebook again but to no avail, so ended up updating the ebook with a new file. This has allowed me to change the price but of course I now have to wait the 24 hours or so for it to be published again.

As this is all just an experiment at present, I'm happy to just go with the 35% royalties.
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Thanks for the reply.

Just wish Amazon would be clearer on how things work within the DP.

I tried to change the price of the ebook again but to no avail, so ended up updating the ebook with a new file. This has allowed me to change the price but of course I now have to wait the 24 hours or so for it to be published again.

As this is all just an experiment at present, I'm happy to just go with the 35% royalties.
In my experience, if you'd have changed only the price, you would've had to republish again anyway, so it's just as well.

You're absolutely right that things need to be clearer.
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