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Lightning Source wholesale discount to increase to 55%

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Offline George Hamilton
07 Jun 2013, 09:04 AM | Post: #1

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Lightning Source wholesale discount to increase to 55%

There are changes taking place at Lightning Source, and according to this article, the wholesale discount is to increase to 55%. At the current price of £7.99 for my ebook, I would have to pay LS to sell each copy. At £8.99, each copy sold would earn the princely sum of £0.11. Apparently it should kick in for new books from July, but they will migrate books already with them over time. Time to rethink the paperback strategy?
Offline Rosen Trevithick Reading
06 Mar 2014, 06:02 PM | Post: #2

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RE: Lightning Source wholesale discount to increase to 55%

I really want to be able to give booshops a 55% margin, because that's what they're demanding in return for stocking it.
However, it seems like what you're saying is that even if I set up a Lightning Source version of my title, I still wouldn't be able to viably give bookshops that margin?
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Offline Campbell
06 Mar 2014, 06:27 PM | Post: #3

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RE: Lightning Source wholesale discount to increase to 55%

Isn't this just for the new Ingram Spark program rather than straight Lightning Source? It seems to be LSI's answer to CreateSpace.

£7.99 is low for a trade paperback anyway - that's mass market territory. There's always the print-to-warehouse short order option, if you want to risk a load of cash on printing an offset run in the hope it sells.
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Offline Rosen Trevithick Reading
06 Mar 2014, 06:30 PM | Post: #4

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Offline George Hamilton
06 Mar 2014, 06:44 PM | Post: #5

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RE: Lightning Source wholesale discount to increase to 55%

(06 Mar 2014 06:02 PM)Rosen Trevithick Wrote: Wrote:  I really want to be able to give booshops a 55% margin, because that's what they're demanding in return for stocking it.
However, it seems like what you're saying is that even if I set up a Lightning Source version of my title, I still wouldn't be able to viably give bookshops that margin?
It depends how many pages your book has, Rosen. The book I was referring to at the time has around 310 pages, Maybe it with be doable at a reasonable price for books with a smaller page count. I'm not sure if Lighting Source is still open to new Indie accounts, and you may have to use Ingram Spark. They should have a calculator like LSI for you to work out if you will make any money giving 55% discount for a certain size book.

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