You keep 100% of your royalties
“I have now recommended eBook Partnership to many people, all of whom have been delighted with the speed of response, and the personal service – and I would have no hesitation in recommending the service to any author or publisher.”
Rachel Abbott , author of bestselling thriller Only the Innocent.
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For a low annual fee we will distribute your eBook worldwide, via ALL the major eBook retailers including:
- Amazon (available in 100+ countries)
- Apple (now in 50+ countries)
- Barnes & Noble
- Ingram (50+ retailers including, Diesel, BOL.com)
- Kobo – which has a rapidly expanding list of retailers including FNAC (France), Whitcoulls (NZ), Angus & Robertson (AUS), Chapters/Indigo (Canada).
- Google Play
- OverDrive (including Waterstones and 18,000+ libraries)
- WH Smith
- Gardner’s (60+ retailers including Tesco, Hive, and Kalahari)
Assuming that your eBook meets the criteria set-out below we guarantee that we will list your title with the four largest eBook retailers in the World: Amazon’s Kindle Store, Apple’s iTunes and iBookstore, B&N’s Nook Store and Kobo Books.
Royalty Payments – no commission, no hidden charges
- You keep 100% of the royalties generated by your eBook – we do not charge you commission and there are no hidden costs.
- Check sales and royalty information whenever you like, by accessing your personal account. All retailer info in one place for you to check.
- Once a month we will send you every penny that we receive from the retailers for sales of your eBook (assuming that your total royalties exceed $40). If your royalties for a certain month are less than $40, we will carry those forward to the next month.
- We will pay you your royalties by PayPal or US$ check. Electronic transfer is also available to UK bank accounts (free) but to International accounts.
Simple Pricing – one-time set-up cost and then a low annual fee
Our eBook Distribution Network
You can choose to have your eBook distributed to any or all of the following retailers and distribution partners:
The world’s number one eBook retailer. We can list on your eBook on all Amazon’s Kindle Stores: US, UK, France, Germany, Italy and Spain.
The huge success of the iPad and iPhone means that Apple’s iTunes and iBookstore are a popular choice for eBook buyers. We distribute to over 50 of Apple’s international platforms including those in the US, UK, Australia, Canada, France, Germany and Spain.
Barnes & Noble
B&N is the second largest US eBook retailer (behind Amazon). The success of the Nook eReader makes B&N’s Nook Store a key outlet for US retail eBook sales.
OverDrive distributes premium digital content to more than 18,000 libraries, schools, and retailers worldwide.
Through Gardners we can distribute your eBook to a number of key and niche online retailers around the world. Retailers include Hive, Tesco, Blackwell’s and kalahari.net. In addition to retail outlets, Gardner’s also provide access to a number of library services including Askews & Holts, and Baker & Taylor.
Ingram’s CoreSource Fulfillment service includes over 50 retailers and distribution outlets, including BooksonBoard, Diesel eBooks, and txtr.com.
Kobo is one of the fastest growing eBook retailers. In addition to their own website, Kobo also supply the eBook listings for WH Smith (UK), Collins Bookseller (AU), Borders (AU), Whitcoulls (NZ) and Fnac (France).
As the largest high street bookseller in the UK, Waterstones is a key player in the British eBook market. Waterstones eBook catalogue is provided by OverDrive (see above).
To distribute your eBook we will need the following files:
- Mobi, KF8 or PRC: for Amazon only.
- ePUB: for all other retailers.
- Cover art: JPG, PNG or PDF. At least 1400 pixels tall and wide.
Please note that we only distribute ePUB files that pass ePubCheck 1.2: http://validator.idpf.org/.
If your ePUB files fails this validation test you will need to get any errors fixed before we will distribute it. We do provide an ePUB fixing service if you need help. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
If you do not have your book in the relevant file formats we do offer an eBook conversion service.
If you have fixed-layout eBook formats we can distribute these for you too. Please email email@example.com with details of the file types you have.
We will need various pieces of information about your eBook for use when we submit your title to retailers. We will send you a Word doc that explains what we need and offers advice on the best way to categorise and describe your eBook.
If you want to distribute your eBook to anyone other than Amazon you will need an ISBN. The ISBN must be unique to the eBook (and not used for a printed version of your book).
We allocate an ISBN to your eBook at no cost with our Silver and Gold Packages. You can purchase an ISBN from us with our distribution service only, at a one-ff cost of £10/$15.
Retailer Royalty Rates and Pricing Policy
Allow Free Titles
|Amazon||70% or 35%||5 days per 90 day period if enrolled in KDP Select.||$0.99 / £0.75 (35% royalty)|
$2.99 / £1.53 (70% royalty)
|$200 / $120 (35% royalty)|
$9.99 / £8.04 (70% royalty)
|May price-match if other retailers are offering a lower price.||$0.15/£0.10/€0.12 per MB for 70% royalty rate only.||Optional|
|Apple||70%||Yes||$0.99 / £0.49||$39.99 / £29.99||None||None||Optional|
|B&N||50%||Yes||Free or $0.95||TBC||May discount.|
|Gardners||50%||No||$1.49 / £0.99||No limit||May discount.||None||Optional|
|Google Play||52% direct|
45% through partners
|Yes||$0.49 / £0.49||TBC||May discount.||None||Optional|
|Ingram||62.5%||No||$0.49 / £0.49||No limit||May discount.||None||Optional|
|Kobo||70%||No||$0.99 / £0.99||$12.99 / £7.99||May price-match.||None||Compulsory|
|OverDrive (inc Waterstones)||50%||No||0.49||No limit||May Discount.||None||Optional|
Sales & Royalty Reporting System
Once you have signed-up for our eBook distribution service we will provide you with access to our online eBook Sales & Reporting system (we call it “ED“). You can use ED to view your latest sales figures, royalty information and payment history. With a selection of graphs and reporting tools, ED is a great help to help you keep an eye on your eBook sales and monthly royalty payments.
Have your own Retailer accounts?
If you already have your own accounts with eBook retailers and would simply like us to upload your files to your accounts, we charge a set price of £35/$49 per title per retailer. We provide this as a separate service to our main eBook distribution offer, and there are no set-up or annual fees.
Rachel Abbott writes...”When I published my first ebook, I uploaded to Amazon myself, but the other outlets had remained a bit more challenging. I wanted to be listed on Waterstones in the UK, but as I live in Italy this was proving difficult as I had no ISBN. This was solved for me within a couple of days of approaching the eBook Partnership. Gradually, I moved all my distribution with the exception of Amazon to them, and the difference has been remarkable.My previous distributor (who shall remain nameless) seemed very slow to present figures, and I found it really hard to understand the sales figures. Added to that, they insist on paying into a PayPal account which for me is a nightmare, primarily because I live in Italy. With the ED website (eBook Data) you can see at a glance what your total sales are, and you can break these down to check by channel. All the information is there at your fingertips.I have now recommended eBook Partnership to many people, all of whom have been delighted with the speed of response, and the personal service – and I would have no hesitation in recommend the service to any author or publisher”.