I have a book in process so it will take me a little time to have it published. I have been unable to see any e-store in the CS site, nor there is any book in the "shop" link...
I would like to see some actual store so if any one wants to give the link to his or hers, it would be very helpful...
Here's a couple:
You should be able to start creating your e-store as soon as you enter your title in your account, but the book's cover will not show up until a few days after you publish the book.
To do this, click on the title in your Dashboard, then scroll down to the e-Store section. Click Edit and you will be able to customise text, colours, banner image etc...
Message was edited by: lipmag
Thanks for your help. However, I have a doubt concerning the shipping and handling cost.
In the CS store, the S&H is $12.00, which duplicates the cost of your book. In Amazon, the S&H is 4.00, more reasonable.
Is this usual in CS?
The books I'm working are most likely to be sold in a e-store, referred from my website, than in Amazon. That's why I need to know how this works and the real cost to the customer.
Unfortunately the CS e-stores have much higher shipping rates than Amazon. It also varies significantly depending on where in the world your customer is based. For example, shipping my 60pg colour book to Australia (where I live) costs ~$24 from CS. From Amazon it costs $9.98.
Your customers are probably going to prefer to order from Amazon for this reason, not to mention free shipping offers on orders over $25 etc.
You may wish to consider bulk ordering wholesale copies, selling through your own website using Paypal or another checkout system, and then handling the distribution yourself. This way you keep all profits on your titles (as CS/Amazon don't get their 20/40% cut) and you control what shipping provider to use (at real, not artificially inflated costs).
(I do this, because there's no way in **** my local customers are paying international shipping at twice the cover price of my book, and I don't have to worry about paying tax in the US.)