Simple per title pricing, no commission, online reports, monthly payments
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).
- OverDrive (including Waterstones and 18,000+ libraries)
- WH Smith
- Gardner’s (60+ retailers including Tesco, Hive, and Kalahari)
Send us your files, choose which retailers you want to sell on, and we will do the rest.
Royalty Payments – no commission, no hidden charges
- You keep 100% of the royalties generated by your titles – we do not charge you commission and there are no hidden costs.
- Once a month we will send you all royalty payments that we have received from the retailers for sales of your titles (assuming that your total royalties exceed £20/$40). If your royalties for a certain month are less than £20/$40, we will carry those forward to the next month.
- We will pay you by electronic transfer, GB£ cheque, or PayPal in any currency.
Simple Pricing – one low annual fee per title
|Annual Fee per title||£29||$40||$40||$40||€35||$50||R 340|
|Your Royalty Payment||100%||100%||100%||100%||100%||100%||100%|
Our eBook Distribution Network
You can choose to have your titles 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 andkalahari.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: required for Amazon only.
- ePUB: for all other retailers.
- Cover art: JPG, PNG, PDF or TIFF. At least 1400 pixels tall and wide.
Please note that we can 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 titles 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 which we will use when we submit your title to retailers. We will send you an Excel file that you will need to complete for your titles.
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).
Waterstones and ISBNs
To distribute your eBook to Waterstones you will need to ensure that your ISBN has been registered on Neilsen’s PubWeb system. This is free and there are details on how to add your ISBN here: nielsenbookdata.co.uk
- Waterstones will only display a synopsis of your eBook if you have an enhanced service with Neilsen.
- Waterstones will not accept eBooks with ISBNs that list the imprint as Lulu or Smashwords.
We can allocate ISBNs for your titles (with Enhanced Nielsen listing) for £15/$25 per year. ISBNs that we allocate will show ‘eBookpartnership.com’ as the Imprint.
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 annual fees or commission charges. For more details please email firstname.lastname@example.org.