Now I go an look and find my two books Fantasy Encounter with a Dom and Sara's Awakening, my 2.99 books, paid at 35% royalty rate. If you are an author you know this price point means 70% royalty rate.
Confused? Me too. I saw in my last six weeks report for Amazon.com aka US) that on one date I had a group of books paid at the 70% royalty rate and one book at the 35% royalty rate. WTF? They better not have done that prior months (my initial reaction).
So I calmly take a breath and email. I get the standard. If you sell books outside of the US you wont get the 70% royalty rate. Well no...not what I asked. Grr.
So I responded, loudly I might add. I get a bit aggravated when people half ass something when you state off the bat you are upset.
I get a very similar response not 5 minutes later...
I understand you're inquiring why you are receiving 35% for Royalties of your titles when you have chosen the 70% Royalty option for both your titles " Fantasy Encounter" and "Sara's Awakening". I have investigated your situation and would like to emphasize the following:
Although you have the 70% Royalty option selected and the sales took place on Amazon.com (United States), the 35% Royalty copies that you're referring to were sold outside of countries where the 70% Royalty Option is currently applicable.
The 70% Royalty Option is only applicable for sales to customers on Amazon.com in these sales territories:
United Kingdom (including Guernsey, Jersey and Isle of Man)
Sales to other customers are not eligible at this time and will be paid based on the 35% royalty option.
I hope this helps. Thank you for using Amazon KDP.
Kindle Direct Publishing
As an Amazon affiliate even others books who have sold (that I see), aren't reported in a timely fashion.
I mean, I got an extra chunk of money at the end of the year for books not reported during the year. I like the money, cause well it's my hard earned money. But I would like to see what sales and promotions work. What months are good. My tweets, posts etc, are they helpful?