formatting and creating digital code to get your book published on Amazon

Simple Pricing

pricing-for-pageI charge a straight forward fee of £370 to publish any text book, regardless of length or content.

I’m now working with Australian authors and that fee is $650 AUD.

If you don’t already have one, I  will create an Amazon Publishing account in your name and upload your book to that account once it is formatted correctly for Kindle.  *I do not offer editing or proofreading services.

Once the book is uploaded and available for customers to purchase through the Kindle store I will invoice you for £370.

You will then receive 100% of the Royalties due for your book.

If you book has lots of images (more than one image per five pages) then the total charge is £550 due to the additional work of formatting the images separately.

If you have any questions, please read the Frequently Asked Questions page and if I can be of any assistance please contact me.

Understanding Royalties

Amazon have two models of Royalty payment, 70% or 35%.

For the 70% model Amazon also charge a “delivery fee” based on the size of the book however it is usually much more viable to price at 70% – delivery than it is to opt for the 35% option.

How are royalties calculated?

If you select the 35 percent royalty option, your royalty will be 35 percent of your list price for each unit sold.

If you select the 70 percent royalty option, your royalty will be 70 percent of the list price (but if Amazon sell at a lower price to match a competitor’s price for a digital or physical edition of the book or the price for a physical edition of the book, you will receive 70 percent of the Amazon sale price) for each eligible book sold to customers, net delivery costs, and 35 percent of the list price for each unit sold to customers residing outside the 70% territories listed on the Amazon Pricing Page and Terms and Conditions.

Dont’ forget the tax!

All ebooks sold in Europe are subject to VAT in the country of sale, e.g the UK is 20%. If you don’t submit a Non-US tax number to Amazon then 30% is deducted for US sales and passed to the IRS.

Why are royalties displayed at a 35 percent rate in the sales report, when I had selected 70% royalty option for my book?

The 70 percent royalty option is only applicable for books sold to customers in certain countries. For sales to customers outside of the 70% territories, royalties are calculated at 35 percent, and these transactions appear at a 35 percent rate in the sales report. For full details, terms and conditions, see the Pricing Page and Terms and Conditions.

How are royalties for the 70 percent option shown in the sales report?

If we sell you title at a price lower than the list price entered to match a competitor’s price for a digital or physical edition of the book or our price for a physical edition of the book, you will receive 70 percent of our sale price, net of delivery costs, and the sales report will show you the weighted average of our sales prices and the total royalty on those sales. If you have any questions, please read the Frequently Asked Questions page and if I can be of any assistance please contact me.