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ITEM   NOTES

Wild & Furry Animals of the Southern Appalachian Mountains

   

Publisher

  R. Brent & Company. Printed on Amazon KDP. Author copies purchased through KDP at $2.84 cost (2023)
ISBN   # 9780991039821
Pages, Size and Weight   84 pages 8.5x8.5  6.9 oz.
Retail Price   $18.95
KDP Printing Specifications   Black & white interior with white paper, 8.5x8.5 in, No Bleed, Glossy White Cover
Printer   KDP (Amazon company) ID#A12CHRU703RGVH                            eBS FEM(am)
Printing Cost on KDP   $2.84 plus Amazon Prime Business shipping
Library of Congress #   #2019394068
Original Publication Date   3/2017
Amazon Royalty   $8.53 per copy sold. Reimbursed monthly and deposited in LJP checking account ending in 8777
Awards   Bronze medal in 2018 22nd Annual Independent Publisher Awards
Recognitions   In permanent collection of Smithsonian Museum and the Library of Congres

Wild & Furry Animals of the Northern Appalachian Mountains

   

Publisher

  R. Brent & Company. Printed on Amazon KDP. Author copies purchased through KDP at $   cost (2024)
ISBN   # 9780991039876
Pages, Size and Weight         pages 8.5x8.5  6.9 oz.
Retail Price   $18.95
KDP Printing Specifications   Black & white interior with white paper, 8.5x8.5 in, No Bleed, Glossy White Cover
Printer   KDP (Amazon company) ID#A12CHRU703RGVH                            eBS FEM(am)
Printing Cost on KDP   $   plus Amazon Prime Business shipping
Library of Congress #    
Original Publication Date   4/2024
Amazon Royalty        per copy sold. Reimbursed monthly and deposited in LJP checking account ending in 8777

REORDER CALLS

   
Advice   One of the most important things to do is to learn when to place reorder calls or emails for stores. Each store is different. You want to find the right balence between calling too soon, or too late (i.e -a year after they have sold out). i generally email first, and if no reply within a few weeks, then followup with a phone call. Some accounts I just call first but most I email then followup by calling. Each store is different.
Daily Customer Calls   After each order or reorder, it is absolutely necessary to add the store's name to your daily customer calls spreadsheet calendar. You will add the name to the calendar based on your best guess as to when to follow up for a reorder. Each store is different. Some need to be called frequently, others every 3 years!

SHIPPING INFORMATION

   
Mailbox.   Buy and install a large size mailbox for shipping books USPS Media Mail.

Gift Shops, Bookstores, General Stores,
Nature Centers, etc

  Ship USPS Media mail. (Media mail is about half of Fed Ex and UPS rates).  Use metered mail and you can put shipments in your mailbox -bubble paks or small boxes. Must have metered mail only, no stamps for mailbox pickup. 
How to ship Media Mail   Use Fed Ex pouches for invoices. On top of invoice, on a folded piece of white paper, place address label, return lable, "Invoice Enclosed" label and using ink stamp, MEDIA. Place printed electronic postage on the outside of the Fed EX pouch.
City, Country, State or Federal Parks   Ship Fed EX for which your are administrator and have own User Name and PW

Fed Ex

  #351691824  Lee Pantas               

Boxes Supplier

  Amazon: 10x10x4 Cardboard Boxes https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00BT3BE16?psc=1&smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER&ref_=chk_typ_imgToDp 
These boxes are good for shipping up to 15 books at a time

Bubble Pak Mailers

  Amazon: Amazon Basics Kraft Bubble Mailer, 10.5" x 16" (Internal Size - 10.25" x 15"), 50-Pack https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0869VR34V/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&th=1
Good for shipping 1-3 books with cardboard sheets on top and bottom of books to protect them

Packing List Clear Envelopes

  Purchase 6x9 or 6x10 Packing List Clear Envelopes for shipping labels and invoices on Amazon. Use on all shipments, including media mail.

Packing Tape

  Amazon: PACKING TAPE: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002VPDKTA/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER&psc=1Buy Scotch Shipping Packaging Tape, 1.88 in. x 54.6 yds.

Packing Tape Application

  Put tape on all edges of boxes to seal it from humidity and preventing box opening in shipment

Blue Display Advice Sheet

  Fold and place colored (not white paper) Display Advice sheet on top of books in box in all shipments. This is important to help get good book placement in stores. Link to Display Advice Insert For Book Shipments.

Packing Insulation for boxed shipments

  Scrounge and save. Plastic bags, paper bags, bubble wrap, newspaper, Christmas paper, literally any clean type of paper works.

PRICING & ORDERING BOOKS

   

Copyright

  When books are published on KDP, they are automatically copyrighted.

KDP Royalties

  I get royalties for any of my books that are sold by KDP on Amazon. The amount varies and 90% of the sales are through the guidebook. Usually it is between $200-$300 per month. Information about the royalties is on my KDP account webpage. You will need to have your bank replacing mine as destination of royalties.

Books Printer

  KDP (Kindle Direct Publishing) Amazon.com company that prints the books, sells them online on Amazon and also provides author copies. You will go to KDP to purchase author copies at a discounted price. Self Publishing | Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing

Taking over KDP account after my death

  Contact KDP. (Go to KDP website, log in and request call from KDP). You will need to provide them with a copy of my will showing section where I will books on KDP to you, and also a copy of my death certificate. After review and approval, you will take ownership of my KDP account and can enter your own information. Immediately after my death you can still of course continue to log in and purchase author copies sent to your address. Have monthly royalties payments transferred to your bank.

To Purchase Author Copies

  ID#A12CHRU703RGVH   For User Name and password, See business section in Read This First book in Safe       

 Book Wholesale Prices

  Use 40% discount from 2 to 11 copies, 30$ discount from 12 +

Terms

  Net 30 days. (Standard practice)

Book Retail Prices

  WFs, WFn: $18.95. 

Book Production Cost

  KDP gives author huge discount for "Author Copies". You can determine your cost per book by adding KDP author cost + shipping cost that Amazon will charge. Varies with quantity. when you order copies on KDP, you will be charged also for shipping by Amazon.

INVOICING

   
Quickbooks Online   Lee Pantas Simple Start Account #97109601    $30/Month cost.      See Read This First book in safe for my User Name and Password
Taking over my Quickbooks Online Account   I highly recommend that you take over my Quickbooks Online Simple Start Account because it contains all of the customers and is ready to make invoices. You can delete any other information (my expenses, etc) and use this account to invoice customers and keep business expenses records that you can print out for tax purposes.  Much easier than starting your own account and adding customer information.
How to take ownership of Quickbooks Account    Contact Quickbooks Online Customer Service:  800-446-8848 Request to be the primary administrator now that the former primary administrator Lee Pantas has died. You will need to information to Quickbooks, including copy of your Drivers License, Passport, Proof of Death Certification and section of Lee Pantas will that designates you to be new primary administrator.
Invoices   Always include invoice with shipment inside the Fed Ex or UPS plastic holder. Some accounts may wish for you to email invoice also
State Vendor Codes   On all state park accounts invoices, include appropriate State Vendor Code. This is because payments usually go through the state system.
Terms   Use standard business NET 30 Days. (Payable in 30 days)
Past Due Accounts   Refer to your Quickbooks or other program for past due accounts and send a Friendly Reminder sheet. Follow up with email or phone if no response
Shipping Fee   Always include shipping fee.
Postage Meter   Purchase and use electronic shipping meter to weigh packages and envelopes
USPS Postage Calculator   Retail Postage Price Calculator (usps.com)   For calculating postage for Media Mail.
USPS Online Stamp Store   Stamps | USPS.com
Electronic Metered Postage   Use Stamps.com or similiar company. Will require a printer they supply. For printing out metered mail stamps.
Sole Proprietorship   A sole proprietorship is an unincorporated business that has just one owner who pays personal income tax on profits earned from the business.
     

MY STATE VENDOR CODES

  Place these codes on invoices when appropriate
Alabama   AL: STAARS VENDOR #VS000054851
Connecticut   CT: VENDOR #203960
Georgia   GA: TEAM GEORGIA MARKETPLACE: VENDOR ID #0000639312, Pantas, Lee James
Kentucky   KY: VSS VENDOR #KS0006464
Massachusetts   MA: VENDOR #00067139   
Maine   ME: VS000027913
Maryland   MD: eMaryland Maketplace Advantage (eMMA) #SUP1039502
New Hampshire   NH: Vendor #489157
New Jersey   NJ: Sequence Number #2962354
New York   To obtain a Vendor ID, you must submit a NYS Substitute W-9 form to the NYS Agency with which you will be doing business
North Carolina   NC: E-PROCUREMENT VENDOR #101244
South Carolina   SC: SCEIS VENDOR #7000277073
Tennessee   TN: EDISON VENDOR #0000239183
Pennsylvania   PA: Supplier Relationship Management (SRM) system VENDOR #0000559051
Vermont                                                                            (802-522-7915)
Virginia   VA: eVA VENDOR #VS0000294554
West Virginia   WV: OASIS VENDOR #VS0000017200

OTHER BUSINESS CODES

   
USA IEN# Employee Identification Number   US EIN#991148581 Some states require the use of EIN number rather than Social Security for sole proprietorship business.
Eastern National   EASTERN NATIONAL VENDOR #8110 Lee James Pantas   See Entry for Eastern National in Customer Database webpage. They are a national organization that supplies stores in national and state parks.
KDP   ID#A12CHRU703RGVH
Fed EX   #351691824   You are a company administrator and have your own user ID and password.

OTHER

   
Fine Art America   I have a Fine Art America account where prints and items featuring my art (paintings and drawings) are sold. I pay an annual fee of $30 and get reimbursed monthly into my PayPal account. User name and password are in READ THIS FIRST book in safe in business information.
Lee Pantas - Official Art Shop | Fine Art America   I make more than $30 a year so account is worth keeping live.
Red Bubble   I have a Red Bubble account. Same as Fine Art America. Monthly payments depending on sales deposited directly into my First Bank Checking account.  User name and password are in READ THIS FIRST book in safe in business information.Log In | Redbubble
Kress Emporium   Booth in Kress needs to be closed
PayPal   Account # Lee Pantas/P4SDUTXPTEE9L    Receives some book payments occasionally and royalities from Fine Art America.   User name and password are in READ THIS FIRST book in safe in business information 

PROSPECTING FOR NEW CUSTOMERS

   
No List   Refer to Xcell -Stores Not Interested in WFs or WFn before reaching out to potential customer
Procedure for Prospecting   Call store -find out who the buyer or manager is to send sample copy, with cover letter and price list. Include Noteworthy Sales Locations Document
     
     

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