Stephen D. Lalonde

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Posted on May 24, 2022 at 11:00 AM

I have a new problem with sales. Because of the increases in costs (paper mostly), printing of ANISSI will be $6.00 a copy plus tax because I don’t sell enough copies to qualify for reseller tax deferment. I have it priced at $10.95 which is what seems appropriate compared to other books on the market. If I do a book signing at a bookstore, they will take 40%. That leaves me 1 cent per copy. I can apply to receive the tax I pay on the printing back from the state. That would give me 55 cents per copy. I am not doing this for the money, but I would like to get to break even.

6.54 printing

4.40 commission

10.94

This is why I have to market directly.

 

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