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What rate of royalties do authors receive for sales via their 20 complimentary copies?

As part of the publication process, we provide authors with 20 complimentary copies of their paperback, which they can sell directly e.g. to friends and family. The author will keep 100% of the royalties from this method.

The royalty calculation provided below is an example only, based on a book with an RRP of £9.99 and a unit cost of £2.50. 

Paperback sales via an author's complimentary copies, which can be followed by reprints:

Paperback RRP = £9.99

Retailer Deduction = none

Net Amount = none

Your Royalties (100%) = £9.99

Potential Revenue from Complimentary Copies = £199.80

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