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  1. matthew, did you notice if the new info had data how the threshold for direct pmt, ie, i think i saw it was $100 in royalties, or, if not met by 6 mths, paid at that time

    • Hi Adan – Yes, you’ve got it right. It’s laid out in the Terms of Service:

      Kobo will make payment to Publisher and provide associated sales reporting on a monthly basis, with all payments and reports to be made within forty-five (45) days following the end of the applicable month. Kobo may accrue and withhold payments until the total amount due is $100.

      • i think that they will go ahead and pay the author, even if less than $100, at the six month period, is great; i have several “small” accrued amts at a couple places i’ll probably never receive

        kudos to kobo ;-) sorry ’bout that ;-)

        thanks matt

  2. Thanks for the insightful article, as always. I received the letter too and have now registered. I’m still busy with my short though, but aim to publish the end of July, early August. I’m a really slow writer!

    Writing Life is a beautiful site and it feels uncomplicated. I love the colours their using. I look forward to publishing through them. The royalty scale too seem to be aimed at making things as simple as possible. I notice that it is very similar to Amazon, but just a little bit more favourable, ever so slightly. ;-)

    • Hi Woelf – thanks for the comments. The royalty scale (even the updated/more accurate one) is especially interesting at lower cost levels: just yesterday, I released a novella for $1.99, which seems about the upper limit. On Amazon, that nets me $.60, on Kobo, $1.39. Huge difference for those in-between titles!

  3. Rereading my comment I see I used “their” instead of “they’re”. I hate it when that happens. Out of interest, who do you use as an editor, Matt?

  4. Thanks, Matt. Appreciate it.

    As for Kobo entering the fray like this, I feel a tinge of excitement akin to receiving a wrapped present for Christmas. Sure, there is a chance I might not like the toy itself, but the anticipation is pretty neat.

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