However, if you can survive reading the PDF version, please buy it straight off my web site. Here’s why:
- When using the Kindle Direct Publishing, Amazon gives the author 35% or 70% of the book sales as royalties. The author gets 70% royalties only if the book costs less than $9.99 (and I don’t believe in 180 pages of design case studies being worth $9.99) and only for sales in certain territories.
- There’s a 30% withholding tax on royalties earned by non-US entities on Amazon.com.
Summary: Best case I’d get 35% for every book sold on Amazon (assuming I manage to win the paperwork war), right now it would be 24.5%. Leaving 75% of book price to third parties that add little value to the process seems like a colossal waste.