Amazon Advantage new $99 annual fee!

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Dr_Willie_OBGYN, May 26, 2016.

  1. Dr_Willie_OBGYN

    Dr_Willie_OBGYN Active Member

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    Anyone signed up with Amazon.com's Advantage program for hard copy media distribution? I am officially done with these clowns. I just got an email yesterday stating that they have imposed a brand new $99 annual fee IN ADDITION the the 55% that they take, which can sometimes increase. So if you're owed $100 for CD sales for the year, Amazon will pay you $1. LOL! So what's the point? My titles are already sold digitally through TuneCore distribution and I can sell my hard copies through CCnow.com using a link from my website. Then I don't have to worry about people getting gouged for a minimum of $11 for a CD. Sure I'll move less CD's, but my CD sales pale in comparison to digital sales. Nobody buys CD's anymore.
     
  2. kmetal

    kmetal Kyle P. Gushue Well-Known Member

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    Lol, nobody pays to hear my originals. Usually my bands sell CDs at gigs for 1-5$. In fact, the best way to get more money, is to not have a price, and let people 'donate'. Usually drunk people are a bit looser w their wallets.

    This absolutely sounds like a rip off. I swore CDs off about 3 years ago, I belive was the last one. In fact I've got to get a 150$ high end burner from plextor, to rip my cd collection to HDD.

    We'll see if I have the heart to toss the physical CDs...
     

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