Self Publishing Earnings on Amazon
I have been asked on social medias, how much I earn from my Little Fears presents series of books. My month to month earnings is not worth discussing as they had a total collapse over the last three months while I was trying to get my shiz together. The question is more aimed at how much I make per book sale.
When you publish on self-publish Kindle Direct Publishing, you get the options of how your book’s printed. Full-colour white paper, black and white cream paper and black and white on white paper. You can also choose the size and shape of the book. Unfortunately, because I have colour pictures I need to choose the most expensive options. In addition to that, the file size affects the cost of the digital edition.
My earnings and sales prices are:
Digital edition sale price; £4.99
Royalty that I receive per sale; £1.72
Print edition sale price; £12.
Royalty that I receive per sale; £1.91
That’s not that much compared to the price of the book, is it? That’s for around 100 pages, full colour, 5.5 inches by 8.5 inches.
Are you writing a novel?
I have dicked about with prices and uploaded novel style books a few hundred pages long. So, if you are a fiction writer and want to self-publish in standard black and white ink on cream paper, this next bit applies to you.
For a 200 page book with black and white ink on cream paper, my earnings would be:
Digital edition sale price; $0.99
Royalty that I receive per sale; $0.30
Digital edition sale price; $2.99
Royalty that I receive per sale; $2.09
Print edition sale price; $9.99
Royalty that I receive per sale; $2.12
I figure most of my readers are American, hence the dollar prices for the cream paper editions.
There are no costs involved in self-publishing that is not optional. I would advise getting an editor to read your work. If you cannot afford or do not want an editor, get at least five people to read your book looking for errors before you publish. Your eyes and mind can only pick up so many errors in your book. A fresh set of eyes with a different perspective helps. Also, run your book through Grammarly. Several times and always after every big edit.