The following is an example of the Print On Demand distribution pricing (US dollars) for a 200-page 6x9 paperback and how the compensation you earn for a book sale is calculated:
(This is just an example)
$20.00 Retail/List Price you set
-55% Wholesale discount (what our distribution partners receive**)
$ 9.00 What the distribution partner pays us
-$3.66 Print cost
$5.34 Compensation paid to you for every book sold
**NOTE ABOUT WHOLESALE DISCOUNTS: Bookstores do not receive the wholesale discount you offer. Offering a 53% to 55% wholesale discount allows bookstores to receive their normal trade discounts from distributors and wholesalers they buy books from.
Lightning Source remits these payments within 90 days of the month-end reporting period following the sale.
Print Book Compensation Schedule
Ebook Compensation Payment Schedule