ParisBurg Publishing's Basic Program
Note: All Rates are for Trade Paperback Books
Your Cost per Book
Per book (% of List Price)
Per Book -- Examples
|Your Potential Gross Profit|
on an order of 50
on an order of less than 50:
$9.00 (or 60%)
$8.25 (or 55%)
$7.50 (or 50%)
$6.75 (or 45%)
|Orders over 100 have additional discounts||+ shipping/handling||- shipping/handling|
|Approx. shipping/handling costs: .50 cents per book w/ order of 50; .80 cents per book w/ order of 10|
Note: Previous published authors with more than 10,000 sales may get better rates.
-- E-books are now about 20+% of all new books sold --
* Books sold through book stores/wholesalers are normally bought at a 40-55% discount with right to return books unsold at any time for a full refund. Book wholesalers normally get a 55% discount, and they have the right to return books for a full refund. This means publishers have to refund the bookstores/wholesalers for unsold books. Because of the math, publishers cannot give a larger royalty than 5-15% for books sold through bookstores.
** Why so much more royalty than printed books? Because these books have no printing cost and no return costs.
*** Your contract may specify other royalty rates
Note: Publisher sets the price for the book. Normally, about $15 for a 250 page book (non-colored interior text/graphics). Publisher reports & pays Royalty to authors once every six months.
Cost changes: Costs of buying books may change depending on inflation and delivery costs.
Royalty is taxable
Note: Large commercial publishers normally pay royalty of 5-10% on retail price depending on quantity. Best selling authors may make up to15%.
Minimum pages for black & white or
color books: 24
Maximum pages for black & white books: 1200
Maximum pages for color books: 450-1200
Normally, books must be over 102 pages to have text on spine
See examples of Book Available Sizes