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Old 07-02-2010, 03:42 AM   #5
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Originally Posted by krischik View Post
And how does it compare with other places like Smashwords - or do you sell on Amazon only?
Through Lightning Source I get 75%
Through Smashwords I get 85% for Smashwords sales, 70.5% through a Smashwords affiliate, and 85% of Smashword's income through sales through other retailers.
Through Lulu.com I get a variable amount, (RRP-$1.49)*.8, which for most books is worse than Amazon.

The best revenue is through Lightning Source, who distribute to a variety of stores, including Books on Board.

Although Smashwords is best for direct sales, I really hate their sausage machine approach to conversions.

I suspect I ought to drop Lulu completely — they have very low sales, and take a lot in their fixed part of their fee.

If your book qualifies for the Amazon 70% rate, that's a good deal, since most ebook sales are probably through Amazon at the moment.

I will be getting my books onto the iBooks Store soon, which offers a straight 70%.
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