How much will you get paid for
your book? If your book is published by a traditional publisher, you
will be receiving anywhere from 1%-25% for each
book sold. That doesn't sound fair, especially considering that YOU did
the hard work of writing the book.
At Saint Paul Press, you get more!
In fact, you get 100% of the
royalties from your book sales. AND, you are paid directly from the
biggest book seller in the history of publishing, Amazon.com. No money
from Amazon passes through St. Paul Press. It goes directly from Amazon
to your bank account.
Most authors receive the
overwhelming majority of their sales via Amazon.com. We would venture
to say that over 90% of our book sales are made through Amazon.com and
Amazon Kindle, with more and more books being sold through the Kindle
store on an app for any device or on the Kindle device itself.
Amazon.com is the undisputed champion of book sales; there is just no
getting around that.
Below are some examples.
Sales Made through
For all books sold through
Amazon.com, authors receive 100% of the amount that Amazon.com
pays for the book.
For example: If your book retails
for $12.99, Amazon.com pays authors 30% of the retail price of
$12.99, which is $3.89. The author will receive 100% of what Amazon.com
pays. The author receives the entire $3.89.
Sales Made through
For all e-books sold through
Amazon Kindle, authors receive 100% of the amount that Amazon.com
pays for the e-book.
For example: If your
for $3.99, Amazon pays authors 70% of the retail price of
$3.99, which is $2.79. The author will receive 100% of what Amazon.com
pays. The author receives the entire $2.79.
Sales that you
minus the printing costs.
For example: if your book retails
for 12.99, and printing costs $5.49, you will be paid
the entire $7.50.
Sales Made through Our
Distributors (All bookstore chains, such as Barnes &
Noble, Family Christian, and independent stores)
For all books sold through our
distributors to bookstores, libraries, wholesalers, etc., authors
receive 100% of what the distributor pays St. Paul
Press for the book.
For example: If your book
retails for 12.99. The distributor pays us 40% of the retail
price of $12.99, on average, which is $5.19. The author will
receive 100% ($5.19) of what the
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