The minimum retail price for print books is determined by the number of pages in the book when it is in final print format. For print books sold at the minimum retail price we pay a royalty of 30% of the minimum retail price for sales from our store (direct sales) and 15% for sales through other retailers (wholesale sales) for paperbacks. For hardcover books the royalty is 25% for sales from our store and 10% for sales through other retailers. If you close this window and click either the “Paperback info” or “Hardcover info” buttons you can see a table showing all of the minimum retail prices and the related royalty amounts.

You have the option of telling us to set the retail price higher than the minimum to earn a higher royalty payment. If you do, we add 100 percent of the difference between our minimum price and the price you set to the royalty amount for direct sales or 60 percent for wholesale sales. For example, if your book was 145 pages long the minimum retail price would be $10.95 and the direct sale royalty at 30 percent would equal $3.29. If you decided to sell the book for $14.95 the total royalty would be $7.29, which comes to 48.7 percent. That is the $3.29 plus the $4.00 difference in prices ($14.95 minus $10.95).

If you can estimate the approximate number of pages that will be in the book when it is printed you can use the royalty calculator below to see the royalty amounts for different retail prices. Please remember these are based on estimated number of pages – the royalty paid will be based on actual number of pages in the printed book. To use the calculator, enter the number of pages and click the Show button. The minimum retail price and related royalty values will be shown. You can then use the Increase $1.00 and Decrease $1.00 buttons to see values based on different retail prices.

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