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.
That is the case for all stores except those that apply the Wholesale model: Amazon and Kobo outside of the European Economic Area, and Google Play for the whole world.
For every copy of your book sold, your royalties will be:
- 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
- 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).
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.
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.