CreateSpace’s new royalty payment terms for members that are paid through checks have gone into effect. In May, Amazon’s self-publishing arm announced the new terms which require a minimum of $100/£100/€100 in earnings for a check to be cut.
CreateSpace explained in an email: “In June, the check minimum payment amount will increase to $100/£100/€100 (previously $28). If you continue with royalty payments made by check and sent to the U.S., U.K., Germany, France, Spain, Portugal, Belgium, or the Netherlands, then a check handling fee of $8/£8/€8 will apply per payment. These new payment terms will be effective for payments made in June 2012, for royalties previously earned.”
For those members that use the direct deposit payment service, CreateSpace will pay out royalties as low as $10/£10/€10 through bank transfers.