With so many ebook publishers available, it’s not always easy to figure out exactly which publisher is best for your ebooks. Use this ebook profit margin calculator to help you quickly get an idea of which eBook publishers provide the best royalties for authors.

Royalty Percentage

eBook publishers pay different royalty percentages depending on what price the eBook has. Research shows that eBooks priced between $2.99 and $9.99 sell the most, all things being equal, so some online publishers incentivize pricing that falls between that range with higher royalties as can be seen in the chart.

Publisher Royalty Payment %

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*Rakuten Kobo uses a range of ($2.99 – $12.99)

eBook Price Ranges

Publisher Information

Lulu

Amazon KDP

Smashwords

iBook Store

Barnes & Noble nook books

Rakuten Kobo

Google Play Books

How to Use the Ebook Calculator

Calculate Your Ebook Profit

Website

Lulu

Amazon

iBooks

Smashwords

B&N Nook

Google Play Books

Rakuten Kobo

Base Charge

$0.99

$0.15 per MB

None*

None

None

None

None

Profit per Book

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-

-

-

-

-

-

*iBooks does not allow you to upload files larger than 2GB

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