For any european authors wanting to self publish their own work Amazon Createspace have just released a new option.
You can now distribute your books directly through Amazon’s European websites including Amazon.co.uk, Amazon.de, Amazon.fr, Amazon.es, and Amazon.it
They’ve now also offered European members more flexible payment options for their royalties. You can now select direct deposit in Europe and get paid in British pounds or Euro, it’s your choice.
From what I can see it takes around 5 to 7 working days for your book to appear on the European sites. You also get to specify the price in the different markets, or you can allow it to automatically calculate the price based on the US$ price. When you set the price you will see the different royalties payable in $, £ and euro.
CreateSpace books are now being printed in Great Britain and continental Europe to fulfill retail orders placed on Amazon’s European websites. Therefore, shipping costs and time lines may be more favorable to retail customers shipping products within Europe. For now, all proof and member orders will continue to be printed and shipped from the U.S.
If you are having royalties paid direct in to your bank then the minimum payment threshold has been reduced to $10, £10 or €10. You simply need to change the payment settings on your account and let them have your banks IBAN and SWIFT code.
So what does this mean?
It means that you no longer have to set your book up twice with two different publishers in order to get your book on Amazon’s european sites. This is a considerable time saving and means now you only need one lot of formatting.
If you’d like to know more then give Helen a call on 01904 890212