What are the royalty options available on KDP?
When you publish a book on Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP), you have a choice of three royalty options: 70%, 35%, or 10%. The royalty you choose will depend on a number of factors, including the length of your book, the price you set, and your sales goals.
70% royalty option
The 70% royalty option is the most lucrative, but it also has the most restrictions. To qualify for the 70% royalty, your book must be at least 20,000 words long and priced at $2.99 or higher. You can also choose to set your book at a lower price, but you will only earn a 70% royalty on sales of $2.99 or higher.
The 70% royalty option is a good choice for authors who are confident that their book will be a bestseller. If you’re not sure whether your book will be a bestseller, you may want to consider one of the other royalty options.
35% royalty option
The 35% royalty option is available for books that are less than 20,000 words long or that are priced below $2.99. There are no restrictions on the length or price of your book if you choose the 35% royalty option.
The 35% royalty option is a good choice for authors who are not sure whether their book will be a bestseller or who want to offer their book at a lower price.
10% royalty option
The 10% royalty option is available for all books, regardless of length or price. This is the lowest royalty option, but it also has the fewest restrictions.
The 10% royalty option is a good choice for authors who are just starting out and who are not yet sure how well their books will sell.
Choosing the right royalty option
The best royalty option for you will depend on a number of factors, including the length of your book, the price you set, and your sales goals. If you’re not sure which royalty option is right for you, you can always start with the 70% royalty option and then switch to a different option if you’re not satisfied with your sales results.
In addition to the three royalty options listed above, KDP also offers a few other royalty options that you may want to consider.
- KDP Select: KDP Select is a program that allows you to make your book available exclusively on Amazon. In exchange for exclusivity, you’ll receive a 70% royalty on all sales of your book, regardless of length or price.
- KDP Print: KDP Print allows you to sell physical copies of your book through Amazon. You’ll earn a 60% royalty on sales of your book through KDP Print.
- KDP Audiobook: KDP Audiobook allows you to sell audiobooks of your book through Amazon. You’ll earn a 60% royalty on sales of your audiobook through KDP Audiobook.
You can learn more about the different royalty options available on KDP by visiting the KDP website.
The royalty option you choose will have a significant impact on your earnings as an author. By carefully considering your options, you can choose the royalty option that is best for you and your book.
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