It’s Payday for Authors

Rolling in the Green

Today at Booktango we announced our Rolling in the Green Royalty Program, an e-book publishing first allowing authors to publish for free and keep the entire sales price on all e-books published prior to July 4, 2012.  If an e-book is sold for $4.99 through the Booktango bookstore, the author gets the full $4.99. So what about books sold through other outlets?  Well, e-book retailers will still take their standard fee, and you’ll get the rest. Booktango takes nothing.

There’s now a whole new sense of freedom in the publishing world because of Booktango. Authors finally have the choice to publish on their own terms, knowing they are earning the highest dollar amount per e-book sold. It’s truly the best time in history to be an author.

What are you waiting for?

Below is an example of royalty earnings through Booktango.

How much royalty you would earn if you publish your book before July 4, 2012:

Booktango Bookstore
List Price Retailing/Transaction Fee = Net Sale x Royalty Rate = Royalty Earned
$4.99 $0 = $4.99 x 100% = $4.99
Sample Retailer
List Price Retailing/Transaction Fee = Net Sale x Royalty Rate = Royalty Earned
$4.99 $2.19 = $2.80 x 100% = $2.80
* Retailer transaction fees differ by retailer and currently range from 20%-65%. Some vendors also charge an additional fee per sale of $0.25 per book. For retail sales, Booktango does not take any of this fee  – it all goes to the retailer.

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