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Offline John A. A. Logan
19 May 2012, 07:18 AM | Post: #21

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RE: Non US authors penalised by Amazon

There was an Amazon representative at the London Book Fair launch of the Alliance of Independent Authors last month and he invited responses about what Amazon could do for authors...so I said that USA royalty payments to UK authors by electronic bank transfer would be much appreciated!
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25 May 2012, 01:42 PM | Post: #22

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RE: Non US authors penalised by Amazon

Many thanks for that, John! Createspace (Amazon's sister co) has just started doing EFT to EU banks for non US authors, so surely Amazon must follow suit some time soon. Fingers crossed! Smile
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Offline alawston Reading The Cambridge List - Robert Clear
26 May 2012, 05:51 AM | Post: #23

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RE: Non US authors penalised by Amazon

I find it endlessly amusing that Amazon still sends out cheques. You can't even pay for your weekly shop with a cheque any more, they're so obsolete. They're a payment system that only survives at all because a few elderly ladies can't get their heads round a debit card. And yet a decade into the 21st Century, a company that helped to revolutionise e-commerce is still using cheques for payments?

My day job involves a lot of discussion of modern payment methods, and Amazon is being decidedly prehistoric in this regard. I keep meaning to mention this cheque thing to my boss, he'll find it incredibly funny.
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09 Jun 2012, 05:12 PM | Post: #24

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RE: Non US authors penalised by Amazon

It does seem odd that a company that sells worldwide so efficiently can't seem to pay with the same verve. However, they do pay a much better royalty and pay quickly so it's not all gloom and doom.

Regarding the witheld 30% for tax my accountant says that I can claim this against my British tax payment. Anybody else have experience of this?
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