Royalties

EBOOK SALES

For every sale made, the publisher (publishing house or author publishing their book) earns 60% of the cover price (excluding VAT).

The remaining 40% is distributed as follows: 10% to StreetLib and 30% to the eBook stores where the eBook was purchased.

For every copy of your book sold, your royalties will be:

  1. If the purchase comes from a user who resides in Italy, where the VAT rate for eBooks is 4%, your earnings will be equal to 2.99 / 1.04 * 0.60 =€1.725
  2. If the purchase comes from a user who resides abroad, we have to consider the VAT rate in force in that country. The author's earnings for each sale are calculated by dividing the cover price by the VAT rate, and then multiplying the result by 0.60 (as in point 1).

That is the case for all stores except those that apply the Wholesale model.

The Google Play store splits payment as follows:

  • The Google sale commission is 48% of the list price (or author suggested price)
  • The StreetLib distribution commission is 10% of the list price
  • The author's royalty is 42% of the list price

Kobo Store uses the Agency model when you sell your eBooks within the European Economic Area (EEA). Consequently, all European customers will see the price you set through StreetLib Publish, and you will earn the 60% of this list price excluding VAT.

Outside the EEA, Kobo Store uses the Wholesale Model, dividing payment as follows:

  • The Kobo commission is 50% of the list price (or author's suggested price)
  • The StreetLib distribution commission is 10% of the list price
  • The author's royalty is 40% of the list price

As per Amazon royalties, please read the specific FAQ to find out more.

 

PAPER SALES 

For every paper sale, the following is deducted from the cover price (excl. VAT):
- 51% for the store;
- 10% for StreetLib;
- printing costs.

You earn the remaining amount after these deductions. 

And if you want to know how much that is, you can use our calculator.
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Enter the number of pages in black & white and color (if any), and the cover price you want to set for the book.

The calculator will tell you how much you will earn for each sale, depending on the selected currency (and therefore, the country). Earnings vary depending on the country because of varying printing and shipping costs.

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