Calculate Author Royalty

Calculate your Royalty and set your ideal selling price.

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Author Copies Cost is the price at which you can purchase your own book. The minimum number of copies per order is 20.


Author Royalty Calculator

Set a selling price equal to or above the Minimum Recommended Price and hit 'Calculate' to see how much you earn.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is the Printing Cost of my book?

    The printing cost of a book depends on the total number of pages, type of Binding and also if your book will have pages in Black & White or Colour. You can use the Royalty Calculator above to find the approximate printing cost for your book. However, the final printing cost is determined only after your book’s print-ready files are finalized.

  • How do I set the MRP for my book?

    You can set the price equal to or above the Minimum Recommended Price for your book. As soon as you type an MRP on the Author Royalty Calculator, you get to see how much royalty you make via each of our sales channels.

  • What is Minimum Recommended Price?

    Minimum Recommended Price is the lowest price that can be set for your book. This is calculated taking into account the printing and distribution costs.

  • How do I set the Selling Price for the International Print Version of my book?

    Pricing your book for the International market is completely different from pricing your book for Indian Market. Our Dedicated Publishing Manager will help you with the minimum recommended selling price for your book based on the printing cost and distribution charges. You are free to set a price equal to higher than the minimum recommended price.

  • How do I set the Selling Price for my eBook?

    Unlike printed books, ebooks do not have any production cost associated with them. However, the websites distributing such ebooks do charge a download fee to the seller for each sale. Therefore, it becomes a tricky task to decide the price of an ebook.

    Generally, we consider that the Minimum Recommended Price for an ebook will be the download cost of that particular book plus Author Profit. You can keep any price equal to or higher than the Minimum Recommended Price of the ebook.

    Sample Calculation:
    Let us assume, the total number of pages in an ebook is 200 and the download cost of that particular book is Rs. 49. Then the Minimum Recommended Price for that book would be Rs. 49 + Author Profit.

  • How is Author Profit calculated for Print Books?

    Profit is calculated as the difference between the MRP and expenses incurred on the book. Profit = MRP – Expenses (Print Cost + Distribution Cost).

    • Writers who publish using the Guided Publishing Program (Silver Package or Higher) get 100% of the net profits from the sale of each copy of the book.

    • Writers who publish using the Print on Demand Program (Bronze Package) get 70% of the net profits from the sale of each copy of the book.

    Sample Calculation:
    Let us assume, the MRP of a book is Rs.100, and the printing cost of the book is Rs.40/- Now, the profit would be calculated as

    Profit = MRP – Expenses (Print Cost + Distribution Cost)
    = Rs. 100 - (40 + 40) = Rs. 20

    Rs.20/- would be your earnings per book sold via Amazon, Flipkart and all other eCommerce websites and retail stores.

    Damick Publications Charges a 20% Distribution Fee (to account for Payment Processing and Order Fulfilment Charges) on all orders received on Damick Store.

    Profit from Damick Store sale would be calculated as:

    Profit = MRP – Expenses (Print Cost + Distribution Cost)
    Rs.100 - (40 + 20) = Rs.40

    Author Profit if you have chosen the Guided Publishing Program (100% of the Net profits):

    Other Stores = Rs. 20
    Damick Publications Online Store = Rs. 40

    Author Profit if you have chosen Print on Demand Program (70% of the Net profits):

    Other Stores = Rs.14
    Damick Publications Online Store = Rs. 28

  • Why is the profit higher when I sell via the Damick Publications Online Bookstore?

    Booksellers and eCommerce websites usually charge a 40% distribution fee on MRP of the books they sell. Hence, the royalty you receive is lower than what you receive via our own online bookstore, where a lower distribution fee of 20% of MRP is levied and this advantage helps the author in earning higher profits and alsohelps us in providing your book at a discounted price on our online bookstore.

  • How often will I receive my Author Royalty and how often sales are updated on my Author Dashboard?

    Profits from print book sales in India: All print books sold via Indian eCommerce websites are updated on your Author Dashboard as soon as the orders are delivered for each month. Your royalty for each month is paid to you within 15 days of the subsequent quarter.

    For example, all sales for the month of January are paid to you by the 15th of April.

    Profits from International print book sales: Print copies of your book are sold via various international eCommerce websites and are updated on your Author Dashboard every 90 days after accounting for any returns and taxes levied on the book in each geography where your book sells. Your royalty for each month is paid to you within 15 days of the subsequent quarter.

    For example, all international sales in the month of January are updated on your Author Dashboard in the month of April and the profits from January are paid to you on the 15th of July.

    Profits from eBook sales: eBooks are sold across the world by multiple retailers. eBook sales across various retailers and geographies are reconciled and updated on your Author Dashboard every 90 days. Your royalty for each month is paid to you within 15 days of the subsequent quarter.

    For example, all eBook sales in the month of January are updated on your Author Dashboard in the month of April and the profits from January are paid to you on the 15th of July.

  • What is the Distribution Cost of a Book?

    Distribution Cost includes packing charges, labelling cost and commission of third-party sellers on each copy sold.

  • How do I check how many books I have sold?

    Damick Publications gives you access to an exclusively designed Author Dashboard that offers you the most accurate, transparent and close to real-time tracking of the books you sell. Here, you can track

    • The total number of copies you’ve sold

    • The distribution channels through which yourcopies are being sold

    • The number of copies sold per order

    • The date on which the copies have sold

    • The royalty you earned on each copy sold

    • The list of orders placed by your readers

    • The list of orders fulfilled from total orders received

    You can log in to our Author Dashboard here.

  • What is the Cost of an Author Copy?

    Author Copies can be bought at a 50% discount on MRP plus the applicable shipping cost of Rs. 10 per copy.

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