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Re: CreateSpace and Amazon Distribution

Post Mon Apr 08, 2013 11:20 am

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Re: CreateSpace and Amazon Distribution

Post Mon Apr 08, 2013 1:06 pm

Yeah I wouldn't mind dropping a few of these off at the FLGS.. we just had a new one open up here in town... Now we have two but the other is crap..
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Re: CreateSpace and Amazon Distribution

Post Tue Apr 16, 2013 2:24 pm

Still no love for those of us in Canada. Shipping was more than the books I had in my cart. Hopefully one day the CreateSpace and Amazon people will fix this issue, and let us get these printed copies at a reasonable price.
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Re: CreateSpace and Amazon Distribution

Post Tue Apr 16, 2013 2:32 pm

frzntoz wrote:Still no love for those of us in Canada. Shipping was more than the books I had in my cart. Hopefully one day the CreateSpace and Amazon people will fix this issue, and let us get these printed copies at a reasonable price.
Agreed... this is crap for the Canadians. It should be an easy task to implement a similar print shop up there locally so that these stupid postage rates are a non-issue. Of course, it should be noted that this is squarely an issue with Amazon and CreateSpace, whereas we have no control over the situation.
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Re: CreateSpace and Amazon Distribution

Post Tue Apr 16, 2013 2:47 pm

I am just waiting for 3rd edition to come out. Patience ... patience ... patience ...
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Re: CreateSpace and Amazon Distribution

Post Tue Apr 16, 2013 3:08 pm

SmootRK wrote: Agreed... this is crap for the Canadians. It should be an easy task to implement a similar print shop up there locally so that these stupid postage rates are a non-issue. Of course, it should be noted that this is squarely an issue with Amazon and CreateSpace, whereas we have no control over the situation.
Yes, it entirely an issue for Amazon and CreateSpace to sort out. I really shouldn't be surprised, though. Sometimes these things take far longer than it seems like it should. For instance, we have only just recently been able to purchase Kindles natively from amazon.ca - before we had to order them from the US and pay horrid import costs. And how long has the Kindle been on the market? :evil:

In any case, this isn't an issue that can't be solved by a local printer in a pinch - just costs a bit more.
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Re: CreateSpace and Amazon Distribution

Post Thu May 02, 2013 10:32 pm

It is outrageous, I ordered a book off lulu.com and it just came in the mail while amazon.ca is being a pain in the but. lulu prints in North Caralina btw so I don't see why amazon is being stupid :(
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Post Thu May 02, 2013 11:00 pm

Jacqual, I saw that you live in Canada so I wonder how does printing in North Carolina help you? I live in NC so I am interested.
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Re: CreateSpace and Amazon Distribution

Post Sat May 04, 2013 2:21 pm

They just put it in the mail like a regular letter and then I don't get hit with all the border taxes. But Amazon.com registers everything so i have the extra taxes to pay from orders with them.
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Re: CreateSpace and Amazon Distribution

Post Mon May 13, 2013 8:26 am

When I receive my payment at the end of this month, my profits from the project will finally meet my minimum estimated costs (basically, domain name fees, since the hosting is through my business). That means that further income (if any, but prospects look good) will be available for promotional purposes.

So I'm looking for suggestions. If anyone is planning to run a Basic Fantasy event at a convention later this year (because soon would still be too soon), let me know and we can discuss giveaways. Due to the bundling effect of super saver shipping, I'll need to choose the proposal with the most potential impact and send a "care package" to that person. One item in the package would be for the recipient to keep, while the others would need to be given to participants in the event (or at least, to interested people who show up at the convention). I foresee perhaps one or two such "care packages" a year at the current rate of sales and income (I'll also be buying items myself for promotional handout purposes).

Incidentally, the CreateSpace.com sales total for the Core Rules stands at 348 units. That's over approximately a 3 month period, so the average is almost 3.9 copies per day. The Core Rules sales for just May stands at 35 copies over 13 days (and today isn't over yet) or about 2.7 copies per day.
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