Book Royalties

We distribute your books to over 40,000 wholesalers, retailers, and booksellers in over 100 countries, including Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Books-A-Million, Powell’s, Walmart.com, and more. Ingram, our distributor, keeps track of all copies that are sold through our distribution network, and then they report those book sales to us. We relay that sales info information to our authors each quarter through official royalty statements. We also include a check for the author’s royalty amount. Book royalty scenarios are shown below for example purposes.

FICTION, NON-FICTION BOOKS (COLOR COVER, B&W INTERIOR): 200 Pages, 6×9″ Paper size, Perfect Bound, Crème OR White Paper

Paperback Royalty:

$13.99 Retail Price with 30% Wholesale Discount
= $9.79 Wholesale Price
– $4.00 Print Cost
= $5.79 Net Sale
100% Author Royalty
= $5.79 Author Royalty* Per Copy

Hardcover Royalty:

$24.99 Retail Price with 30% Wholesale Discount
= $17.49 Wholesale Price
– $8.37 Print Cost
= $9.12 Net Sale
100% Author Royalty
= $9.12 Author Royalty* Per Copy

CHILDREN’S PICTURE BOOKS (FULL-COLOR): 24 pages, 8.5×11″

Hardcover Royalty:

$16.99 Retail Price with 30% Wholesale Discount
= $11.66 Wholesale Price
– $7.26 Print Cost
= $4.63 Net Sale
100% Author Royalty
= $4.63 Author Royalty* Per Copy

Paperback Royalty:

$10.99 Retail Price with 30% Wholesale Discount
= $7.69 Wholesale Price
– $2.62 Print Cost
= $5.07 Net Sale
100% Author Royalty
= $5.07 Author Royalty* Per Copy

EBOOKS (KINDLE, NOOK, ETC.)

The net sale on each download sold is around 70% of the retail price, then the author gets a royalty on that amount depending on the package he/she purchased. Example: $2.99 retail x 0.70 = $2.09 Net Sale (Author receives a percentage of this net sale based on their package). Sometimes Amazon will also charge a “delivery fee” if your ebook file is larger than average due to images. Barnes & Noble does not charge a delivery fee.

 

*FIGURES SHOWN ABOVE ARE FOR ILLUSTRATIVE PURPOSES ONLY.