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Feb 9, 2018 11:25 AM

Selling a book

One thing that I'm rather confused on is when I do put a book up for sale on Amazon, how are the orders filled? I'm extremely confused on the process and would just like an explanation of how it works.

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1. Feb 9, 2018 4:48 PM in response to: Mr_Good_Guy
Re: Selling a book

If you use CreateSpace or another Print On Demand service, then when Amazon receives an order, they turn around and order a copy from the printer. The printer produces the copy and ships it, then reports the sale to you.


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2. Feb 10, 2018 8:08 AM in response to: Mr_Good_Guy
Re: Selling a book

Also, you will probably see that when your book is up on Amazon, there will be a few people/stores who claim to have your book for sale, used, and some astounding price.  You did not lose a sale. This happens to most of us, and it's a question that gets asked (pre-spam) about two or three times a month.


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