DOLLARS AND SENSE FOR AUTHORS

Bookstore Without Borders VS Other Retailers for eBook sales

(The percentages used for the Other Retailers are the industry standard but percentages vary slightly by retailer.)

The Cheapie. A $0.99 book. At the Other Retailers you make $0.35 at BWB after PayPal fees you make $0.66 cents. This is the lowest percentage you will ever make with BWB.

The $1.99 special. At the Other Retailers you make $0.70 at BWB you would make $1.63.

The Sale Price Book. $2.99. At this price point The Other Retailers offer their highest percentage to the author. 70%

At the other retailer you would make $2.09 at BWB you would take home $2.60.

$3.99 Often full price for an eBook, this price point with the Other Retailer would give $2.79 to the author, while at BWB the author will make $3.57.

$4.99 Often the price of new releases, the Other Retailer would pay its authors $3.49 while BWB authors have earned $4.55.

$9.99 Box Set The Other Retailer pays $6.99, while BWB pays $9.40.

$12.99 Box Set Any eBook at this price point goes back to 35% royalty rate with the Other Retailers, so authors would make $4.55 on a 12.99 box set, BWB authors make $12.31 on a $12.99 box set.

 

BOOK PRICE AUTHOR INCOME FROM OTHER RETAILER INCOME PER 1000 BOOKS SOLD WITH OTHER RETAILER AUTHOR INCOME FROM BOOKSTORE WITHOUT BORDERS INCOME PER 1000 BOOKS SOLD WITH BWB EXTRA INCOME PER 1000 BOOKS SOLD THROUGH BWB
$0.99 $0.35 $350.00 $0.66 $660.00 $310.00
$1.99 $0.70 $700.00 $1.63 $1630.00 $930.00
$2.99 $2.09 $2090.00 $2.60 $2600.00 $510.00
$3.99 $2.79 $2790.00 $3.57 $3570.00 $780.00
$4.99 $3.49 $3490.00 $4.55 $4550.00 $1060.00
$9.99 (box set) $6.99 $6990.00 $9.40 $9400.00 $2410.00
12.99 (box set) $4.55 $4550.00 $12.31 12310.00 $7760.00


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