In March we released the first three books in the Innkeeper series as a collector edition at a price of $0.99. It was meant as a gift, and we were never planned to make money from it, but it was faster and easier to release it at $0.99 than to release it free. This way we didn’t have to get Amazon to pricematch. We promised to donate our portion of the proceeds to CDP Covid Fund. Here is the original blog post.
We finally received the first batch of sales from that charity event. We both believe into accountability, so here we go.
From Nancy Yost Literary Agency:
The March total is: $2,198.69 for all retailers. Less agency commission means that the total for this title remitted to you goes as follows:
- March Total: $2,198.69
- Less Commission: $329.80
- Paid to Author: $1868.89
We haven’t processed April, May, or June yet and I don’t have the conversion rates, but once we process each one of those months, I’ll send you the new total for this title.Sarah Younger
Screenshot of the royalties. Please click to enlarge.
We decided to donate an even number and cover CDP’s fees. Supergiant screen shot including the entirety of the mail box, so you know I didn’t type it up in MS Word. 🙂
Screenshot of the donation. Please click to enlarge.
For the purposes of accountability, this is one of the rare times we did not donate anonymously, so CDP should be able to confirm the donation under Ilona Andrews, Inc.
I am so glad that’s over with because this was giving me no end of grief. I don’t like feeling like we owe things and this took a little bit of time, because we had to wait for Amazon’s official statement. We’ve had the US numbers for a while, but we also had sales in other countries and the conversion is a nightmare, so we let Amazon do it. We will still have the other months, but we expect the sales to be much less. We will post those donations as they occur.
Please note that if you bought this collector edition, it is now gone, so if you want to keep it, don’t delete it from your device. Sorry, guys, but we can’t afford to keep it up at that price. It was a one time thing to help with the burden of the shut down and pandemic.