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KDP Jumpstart Topic 12 - Paperback Rights & Pricing
WHAT THIS TOPIC COVERSAfter reading this topic, you'll know how:
- To select the territories for which you hold distribution rights
- Royalties and printing costs are calculated
- To set your list price
YOUR PROGRESSYou've completed Milestones 1, 2, and 3. Now you're working on Milestone 4. When you're done, you'll be ready to publish your book on KDP.
HOW TO SET PAPERBACK RIGHTS & PRICING
Select territoriesDuring title setup, you'll be asked to select the territories for which you hold distribution rights. You have two options:
TIP: For a KDP paperback to be available on one of our marketplaces in Europe (Amazon.co.uk, Amazon.de, Amazon.fr, Amazon.es or Amazon.it), you must have rights in the United Kingdom, Germany, France, Italy, and Spain. If you don't have rights in any one of those territories, do not select "United Kingdom," "Germany," "France," "Italy," or "Spain" as a territory.
How paperback royalties are calculatedPaperback royalty rates are 60% of the list price displayed on Amazon at the time of purchase, minus printing costs, applicable taxes, and withholding:
No need to worry about calculating this yourself. When you enter your list price, our pricing grid will automatically calculate your estimated royalty.
Estimated royalty = 60% of list price - printing costs - applicable taxes or withholding
How printing cost is calculatedKDP prints your paperback on demand. That means we'll deduct the printing cost from your paperback royalty only when customers buy your book from Amazon or its partners. Printing cost depends on which Amazon website your paperback was ordered from, as well as page count and ink type.
Again, no need to worry about calculating this yourself. When you enter your list price, our pricing grid will automatically calculate the printing cost.
Printing cost = Fixed Cost + (Page Count * Per Page Cost)
Set your list priceYou have two options for setting your list price:
Look at paperbacks with content similar to yours on Amazon to find out typical list prices. As you research keep the following questions in mind:
|After publishing your paperback, you'll want to start thinking about how to promote it. How about a bookstore reading? A book tour? For other ideas on promoting your book, read this article.|
WHAT TO DO NEXT
- Download or print the KDP Jumpstart companion guide. The companion guide also includes instructions on updating your list price and removing your paperback from sale.
- Go to your Bookshelf and follow the instructions in the companion guide.
- When you’re finished, you'll save and publish your eBook. Congratulations on becoming a published author!
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