Comparison of Self-Publishing Sources

Comparison of Self-Publishing Sources

Amazon

Types of Publication – Print books, POD books, E-books, Audio books

 

Amazon – CreateSpace – https://www.createspace.com/

Types of Publication – POD print books, E-books

Cost of Publishing – $0; free ISBN

Distribution – Amazon.com, Amazon Europe, Kindle, Barnes & Noble, Baker & Taylor, Ingram

Royalties Paid – 80% sold on CreateSpace.com; 60% US/EU standard; 40% expanded distribution

 

Amazon – Kindle Publishing

Cost of Publishing – $0

KDP (Kindle Direct Publishing)https://kdp.amazon.com/

  • Royalties Paid – 70% for books priced $2.99 to $9.99

KDP Selecthttps://kdp.amazon.com/select

  • Royalties Paid – 70% for books priced $2.99 to $9.99; every time your book is borrowed, you earn a share of a monthly fund; 35% for books priced $0 to $2.98 or $10 +
  • Details – All KDP Select books are included in the Kindle Owner’s Lending Library; book cannot be listed with any other distributor for the period of exclusivity.

 

Barnes & Noble – Nook Press –  https://www.nookpress.com/

Types of Publication – Print books, Nook E-books, Audible books

Cost of Publishing – $0

Distribution – Barnes & Noble

Royalties Paid – 40% books at $0 to $2.98 or $10+; 65% books at $2.99-$9.99

 

Decadent Publishing – www.decadentpublishing.com

Types of Publications – Some print books, E-books, audio books (all books mainly in romance)

Cost of Publishing – $0

Distribution – Amazon, Nook, Kobo, iBooks, Smashwords, Ingram

Royalties Paid – 40%

 

Google Books – https://play.google.com/books/publish/  – NOT accepting new sign-ups at the current time

Types of Publications –

Cost of Publishing –

Distribution –

Royalties Paid – 55%

 

IBooks – www.ibookstore.com

Types of Publications – Audiobooks, Kindle E-books

Cost of Publishing – $0

Distribution – iBooks Store

Royalties Paid – 70%

 

Ingram Spark – www.ingramspark.com

Types of Publications –Print books, E-books

Cost of Publishing – $49 package for print books and E-books; free ISBN

Distribution – Baker & Taylor, Amazon, Nook, Kobo, iBooks, Ingram

Royalties Paid – 40% E-books

 

Kobo – www.kobo.com  – https://www.kobo.com/writinglife

Types of Publications – E-books

Cost of Publishing – $0

Distribution – Kobo site, booksellers around the globe

Royalties Paid – 70% for books $2.99+; 45% books under $2.99

 

Lulu – www.lulu.com

Types of Publications – POD print books, E-books

Cost of Publishing – $0, but there are also various packages for money

Distribution – Amazon, Nook, Kobo, iBooks, Lulu, Ingram, Bowker

Royalties Paid – 80% sold on Lulu.com, 20% sold elsewhere

 

OverDrive – www.overdrive.com

Types of Publications – E-books, audiobooks, Kindle Book

Cost of Publishing – ?

Distribution – Thousands of retailers, libraries, schools & colleges; OverDrive apps for iPhone, iPad, Android, Window, Nook, Kindle, Kobo

Royalties Paid –

 

Smashwords – www.smashwords.com

Types of Publications – E-books

Cost of Publishing – $0; free ISBN

Distributes to – iBooks, Smashwords, Kobo, Barnes & Nobe, Scribd, OverDrive, WHSmith, tolino (Germany), Odilo, Gardiners, Yuzu, inktera, Askews & Holts, Baker & Taylor, livrariaculture, hive.co.uk, blio

Royalties Paid – $80 sold on Smashwords; 65% Smashwords affiliates

 

Scribd – www.scribd.comhttps://www.bookbaby.com/ebook-publishing/publish-on-scribd/

Types of Publications – E-books, audiobooks

Bookbaby – www.bookbaby.com

Types of Publication – Print book, E-book

Cost of Publishing – Packages start at $99; pay $29 for ISBN

Distribution – Baker & Taylor, Amazon, Nook, Kobo, iBooks, Ingram

Royalties Paid – 85% for free and stand packages; 100% for premium package ($249)