How Many Books Do You Expect to Sell?
Which E-Bookstores Do You Wish to Sell Through?
Note: Use sliders to generate total above. Ordered, descending, by typical royalty percentage; sliders are relative percentages.
% Your Direct Sales
% Smashword (direct sales)
% Apple iBooks Sales
% Kobo Sales
% Amazon Kindle Sales
% Barnes & Noble’s Nook Sales
% Smashword Aggregator Sales
% Google (direct sales)
If You Sold the Above as of Today, You’d Get Your Money….
Note: Have not accounted for the higher amounts required to trigger payment, e.g., iBooks’s $150, so this may be optimistic in some cases.
|Smashwords (direct), pays quarterly|
|Smashword (aggregator), pays quarterly|
Note: Aggregator means publishing via Smashwords to other sites such as iBooks and Rakuten.
Note: Google’s pricing is complex and opaque, even to people currently signed up with Google for sales. There’s also the issue of price gouging, affecting royalties. For that reason, I’ve used the lowest reported percentage as the royalty rate.
Last updated: 2014-06-02
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