But nearly a year later, I still have not seen a cent from it.
Partly, this is my fault. The whole process for an international author to get paid is a giant headache, in which you need a US ITIN number and the process of applying for one could drive anyone to madness.
|To get paid as an indie, you must jump through firey hoops of death|
YES! SELF PUBLISHERS THERE IS A WAY TO BYPASS ALL THE PAPERWORK AND HEADACHES.
You just need to make a 10 minute international phone call and send one form each to your distributors (Amazon, B&N, Smashwords, CreateSpace et al) and voila. You're ready to get paid WITHOUT copping the IRS's 30% cut.
Check out this information board in which JamieSEO has provided some SUPER helpful information. For reals.
It's worth your time.
Now if only my phone carrier would let me make a freaking international call...