Book Royalty Program
By selling your book directly to readers, you may earn up to 100 % of the royalties. When a book is sold through Citi of Books’ wide distribution network, which includes Amazon and Barnes & Noble, or our online bookstore, the author decides the retail price and keeps 100% of the revenues. Because of this, authors have a significant edge in the self-publishing sector, giving their books a foothold in the market.
Bookstores rely on the expectation of being able to return unsold books and receive credit. This is known as the Bookstore Returnability Program, in which bookstores first purchase two or three copies of your book to determine whether or not it will sell before purchasing a number of bundles. Your book’s chances of being purchased by bookstores increase if it is categorized as returnable.
The Work will be enrolled in the program based on either condition:
(a) if the Work is already available for sale on the Effective Date of this Agreement, on the first day of the next calendar quarter after receipt by the Company of both the signed Agreement and payment of the applicable fee for the Program selected by the Author below (“Fee”);
(b) if the Work is not available for sale on the Effective Date of this Agreement, on the first day of the next calendar quarter after the Work becomes available, provided that the Author has paid the fee prior to that time.
Book Pricing & Royalties
Your book’s final price will be determined by the number of pages in your final manuscript, while the formula for calculating your royalty will be:
RETAIL PRICE – TRADE DISCOUNT – PRODUCTION COST = ROYALTY