Had three book sales but will only get paid for two

United States
November 16, 2017 11:29am CST
I had three book sales and was very excited that I made some money, even though it was only around eleven bucks. Two of the sales were in October and the third in November. I would have earned much more for these sales had my books been purchased directly from Lulu. I realized that I will only get paid for the October sales this month. That means I will have a leftover balance from the November sale that is under $5. I need to have a minimum of $5 to get paid. So, unless I get another sale in November I will not get paid for this sale. The balance will roll over to the next month and will keep getting rolled over until I get another sale and reach or exceed $5. I hate that there are minimums in place even for published authors and book sales...
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@dpk262006 (54812)
• Delhi, India
17 Nov
Hope new readers find your books worth purchasing and buy your books so that you could get money in return. All the best.
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• United States
17 Nov
Thank you! I wish I knew how to get more new readers and increase sales.
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@dpk262006 (54812)
• Delhi, India
20 Nov
@lovebuglena If your book(s) is interesting, readers would like to read it.
• United States
21 Nov
@dpk262006 A lot of people would rather spend money on something other than a poetry book.
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@JudyEv (101135)
• Bunbury, Australia
17 Nov
Hope you sell at least a couple more. It's a bit tough having to wait for your money.
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• United States
17 Nov
It is. Good thing that I consider being an author a side thing and that my husband works. Can't really live off book sales, especially if the books are mostly poetry/lyric ones. Sales for these types of books are generally low.
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@JudyEv (101135)
• Bunbury, Australia
18 Nov
@lovebuglena I can imagine sales are low for some genres.
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@JohnRoberts (41153)
• Los Angeles, California
16 Nov
At least you don't lose anything. It rolls over to an eventual payout.
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• United States
2 Dec
I had contacted support about that sale. The revenue was much lower than it should have been.They ended up adjusting my revenue for it and now I have more than $5, so will get paid mid-month.
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@LeaPea2417 (15388)
• Toccoa, Georgia
16 Nov
Good luck on more sales.
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• United States
17 Nov
Thank you! I always welcome new sales and check to see if I have any new ones. Thing is, that sales that happen on Amazon, etc. don't show up in my account until either the last day of the month or beginning of the following month for that previous month. So, when I check for any new sales and see none I may think I have no new sales, but then it turns out I do but they just didn't appear in my account yet.
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@Corbin5 (81872)
• United States
16 Nov
I am wishing you many more sales! It is good to hear that you have had two sales that paid.
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• United States
16 Nov
@Corbin5 Thanks! I didn't get paid for them yet, but should this week. I remember a while back I had a sale that happened to be under $5 and it took many months before I got another one to get me to or over $5... Thought I would never see that money. Luckily, that never happened.
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@Emmlex1000 (1417)
• Lagos, Nigeria
16 Nov
that good news that you make sales
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@zarlamain (23947)
• United States
21 Nov
Good luck with your sales!
• United States
21 Nov
Thank you! Would have been great if I was able to make enough with my books to consider it a career...
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@zarlamain (23947)
• United States
21 Nov
@lovebuglena Your welcome!
@sishy7 (27365)
• Australia
16 Nov
At least it gets rolled over and not like you won't get paid at all... I hope you'll have more sales soon so you'll meet the minimum...
• United States
17 Nov
It's great that it rolls over but the only way to get paid that money is to get another sale. Hypothetically, if I never get another sale I'll never see that money. Hopefully, that will not be the case.
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