Yes, you understand it right – we take 10% of the net sales for our services, there is no upfront fee. PublishDrive is free to use, there is no subscription or any set up costs – this is the most reasonable price in the industry for ebook publishing platform.
Your royalty will depend on the country your book is sold in. VAT for ebooks differs in every country. If there is a country where ebook VAT is 20 % your royalty will be calculated as the following table shows:
|VAT (20%) (sales tax in US)||1.7 USD|
|Apple royalty (30%)||2.5 USD|
|PublishDrive royalty (10%)||0.8 USD|
|Publisher (60%)||5 USD|
Based on this logic if the VAT is just 3% your royalties will be higher.
Unlike other players who pay you out when they receive the funds from the stores, PublishDrive makes quicker payment. You’ll get paid monthly whether or not we get the funds.
PublishDrive offers ebook conversion as one of its services.