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    [Retailer] All Romance eBooks, LLC / OmniLit

    Does anyone know anything about All Romance/Omnilit, the ebook publisher? I was wondering if people have had a bad experience with them.
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    They aren't publishers. They sell e-books.

    http://www.omnilit.com

    http://www.allromanceebooks.com
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    I am well aware that they are not technically a publisher. Book distributor, whatever. What I want to know is if they accurately report sales made through their site. Anyone know anything about the owners, and how honest they are?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hilary Thomson View Post
    I am well aware that they are not technically a publisher. Book distributor, whatever. What I want to know is if they accurately report sales made through their site. Anyone know anything about the owners, and how honest they are?

    They aren't a publisher, period, and only deal with publishers. Yes, they are honest and totally accurate.
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    They are a well established, and as far as I know, honest and hard working group of people.

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    Ditto they are retailer, and an honest one
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    Most, if not all, of the romance epubs sell their books through them. I know many of the employees, some of whom are authors. Very honest, hardworking group.

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    Wasn't there a line of books out not that long ago with their imprint on them being sold on the site?

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    I am aware that they cater to self-publishers, but not with them as a publisher--although I could certainly have missed it.
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    They are hard working and reputable in IMHO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brainstorm77 View Post
    Wasn't there a line of books out not that long ago with their imprint on them being sold on the site?
    Yes, but my understanding is those titles came out of a special contest.
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    For the record, I have many of the books released by Shadowfire Press LLC up on ARE/OmniLit, so my information is first hand experience.

    They have never made a late payment and you can log in and see your sales in real time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by michael_b View Post
    Yes, but my understanding is those titles came out of a special contest.
    I knew they published some titles: http://www.allromanceebooks.com/stor...fect+Strangers

    As for being a vendor, I have titles with them and have had no issues.

    Added Note: Their customer service rocks!
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    Quote Originally Posted by brainstorm77 View Post
    Added Note: Their customer service rocks!
    Yes, it absolutely does. So does their publisher's support. I reported an issue with the reports on their site and they contacted me within a couple of hours to let me know they were working on the problem. And a couple of hours is amazing considering the volume of email they must deal with.
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    I have an erotica short story with allromance as a vendor/self-publisher and they've paid me when they said they would as well as a non-fiction book on the omnilit site. You can get sales reports in real time. So far I haven't had any trouble with them.

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    They also don't have the annoying "your book will become available when it suits us" attitude that Amazon has. At ARe, you click the button, and the book is available. I like it.

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    They're a very good company and for a company their size, sales are really quite good because of the very narrow categories. Stuff that might languish on a big site where nobody can find it, gets connected to readers there.

    The one caveat is after the PayPal debacle, they have become extremely cautious about indies and erotica. There's a lot of unwritten rules about what they'll accept and you can't use the above categories.

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    How long does All Romance take to pay their first round of royalties, and how often do they pay after that? From the 90+ day wait on my book, I'm suspecting they are quarterly. (I know I've had sales at least during the first month of availability.)

    ETA: went through their FAQ. It's quarterly, so the first batch should show up with December's statement.
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    Hi,

    Could anyone point me to the faq on the site where it explains the payment process? I've been searching and searching but don't see anything specific regarding their royalty payment processing and dates. Thanks!

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    Well I tried to post this, but the url was mangled and for some reason I couldn't get it to correct. Anyway, here is everything you need to know on a single page.

    http://www.allromanceebooks.com/faq-2.html
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    I've been wanting to upload my books there, but keep hitting a snag whenever I try creating a publisher account. They keep asking me for an US tax ID, only problem is, I'm Canadian so I have no idea how to go about getting one. Any other Canadians (or otherwise) have any experience with this?

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    You need to get a US ITIN (International Taxpayer Identification Number) to sell through ARe, Amazon, to sign with an American publisher... pretty much everything.

    The Catch-22 of it is that you can't get an ITIN until someone in the States says you need one. I don't know if ARe provides letters (they probably do); I'm pretty sure Amazon does; I know most publishers do.

    So you get the letter; fill out the ITIN application (you can Google it); deal with the identification requirements (if you live in a big city you can just go to the passport office and get them to make a certified/registered/authorized/whatever copy of your passport. If you live in the country it's more of a pain); mail it off; and wait about six weeks, at least in my case. Then they send you an ITIN and you're good to go.

    If you need more details, let me know, but that's the general idea.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Captcha View Post
    You need to get a US ITIN (International Taxpayer Identification Number) to sell through ARe, Amazon, to sign with an American publisher... pretty much everything.

    The Catch-22 of it is that you can't get an ITIN until someone in the States says you need one. I don't know if ARe provides letters (they probably do); I'm pretty sure Amazon does; I know most publishers do.

    So you get the letter; fill out the ITIN application (you can Google it); deal with the identification requirements (if you live in a big city you can just go to the passport office and get them to make a certified/registered/authorized/whatever copy of your passport. If you live in the country it's more of a pain); mail it off; and wait about six weeks, at least in my case. Then they send you an ITIN and you're good to go.

    If you need more details, let me know, but that's the general idea.

    Thanks so much for the info. Wow...it seems so involved and so complicated. I'm going to see if I can get the process started at least.

    Thanks again.

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    You have a book available on Amazon, though? Did they not require an ITIN?

    Are they withholding 30% tax off your sales? You can get that back if you file a US tax return after you get your ITIN...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Creative_Solitude View Post
    I've been wanting to upload my books there, but keep hitting a snag whenever I try creating a publisher account. They keep asking me for an US tax ID, only problem is, I'm Canadian so I have no idea how to go about getting one. Any other Canadians (or otherwise) have any experience with this?
    You need to fill out a W8 BEN form and send it and proof of identity to the US IRS. My understanding is that--usually--they'll have you use your Canadian Tax number but the form still needs to be sent in.

    Here is the link to the printable PDF on the IRS site. As I recall instructions for filling it out and where to send it are included with the form.

    http://www.irs.gov/Forms-&-Pubs

    Just look over the page and you'll find the right form. (It's in the right hand column.)

    Hope this helps you.
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