How can I make money from my book with Page Publishing as my publisher?

How can I make money from my book with Page Publishing as my publisher?

Ask any author if they chose their career for the money, and the answer will be “no.” For many, the passion is in the writing itself, and the primary goal may solely be to get their book into the hands of readers. However, that’s not to say that you can’t make money from publishing a book. Generating more royalties from your book is possible, especially when you partner with a publisher such as Page Publishing.

Our primary goal is to make you, the author, money. We pursue various avenues, including both print and digital formats. Your book’s success is in our direct interest because we only take a small slice of each sale (more on that below). At the end of the day, we’re proud of the books we publish, and we’re eager to promote each title in our catalog to the fullest.


In today’s crowded digital world, there are seemingly endless publishing services—but that doesn’t mean they’re all created equal. Authors should take their time researching companies to make sure they understand precisely what they’re getting. Some services offer very little, leaving a giant amount of work to the author, while others (like us!) are full-package options. Bringing a book into the world is much more than just writing and uploading. It takes many steps, including professional editing, formatting, obtaining an ISBN, converting to an eBook, distribution, and the all-important marketing and promotion. The process can be overwhelming for writers, so we take these steps off your plate. We utilize established resources such as in-house editors and cover designers to ensure your book is in perfect, professional condition for publication. When it comes to selling, we connect with all the major platforms to sell your book as aggressively as possible.

So how do you make money?

Unlike traditional publishing, which takes a large cut of each book’s sale, our approach flips the model, leaving authors to take home the biggest piece of the pie. All net proceeds from any sale of your book go to you, with Page Publishing taking only a small commission (typically 20 cents) only after you recoup all your costs. That’s wildly different from other publishers who keep most of the profits. In the end, we believe you worked hard to write your book, and you should be the one to profit from it.

Here is a breakdown of platforms and royalties and what you can expect to earn:


Amazon Kindle (KDP):

KDP offers two royalty options. Authors may opt to enroll in KDP Select, meaning that their eBook is exclusive to Amazon for a time. In this option, authors earn higher royalties (70% for books priced between $2.99 and $9.99). If you choose not to enroll in KDP Select (in which case you are “going wide” with your eBook) or have a price point outside the KDP Select range, you will earn only 35% royalty.

So, for instance:
If your book is priced at $2.99 and is enrolled in KDP Select, you would earn about $2.10 per sale. If it’s not in KDP Select, you will earn about $1.00.

Some authors feel it is more lucrative to take the higher royalty. However, there are pros and cons to being exclusive to one platform. It may be worth trying both to see how the book sells.

Apple Books, Barnes & Noble, Google Play

On these platforms, eBook authors earn 70% of sales regardless of price point. So, if your book is sold for $9.99, you’ll earn $6.99. If it’s sold for $2.99, you’ll earn $2.00. Unlike KDP, you don’t need to be exclusive to earn this higher royalty.


Audiobooks, which are on the rise in popularity, work in primarily the same fashion. ACX, Amazon’s audiobook platform, also offers authors two options. If you choose to go exclusive to ACX, you will earn 40% for Audible, Amazon, and iTunes sales. If you choose to be non-exclusive and retain the right to distribute elsewhere, you will earn 25% of retail sales.

Audiobook pricing depends on the book’s length, and authors cannot choose. According to ACX, the following is the typical breakdown of price points:

  • under 1 hour: under $7
  • 1 – 3 hours: $7 – $10
  • 3 – 5 hours: $10 – $20
  • 5 – 10 hours: $15 – $25
  • 10 – 20 hours: $20 – $30
  • over 20 hours: $25 – 35

PRINT SALES (physical books)

At Page Publishing, we work directly with Ingram Content Network, the world’s largest book wholesale distribution network. Ingram serves over 40,000 booksellers, libraries, and educational institutions—including big names like Barnes & Noble, as well as local independent bookstores in your town.

When booksellers order your book, Ingram prints and ships to them directly. Page Publishing offers Ingram a wholesale discount, which is then passed on to the retailer. What this all means is that Ingram pays us a wholesale price, we deduct our printing costs, and what’s left is the profit that goes to you (minus our twenty-cent commission).

Let’s look at an example:

Book’s retail price: $19.95
Ingram pays a wholesale price of $9.97
Subtract printing costs: $5.00
Profit: $4.97
Subtract $.20 commission
Royalty to the author: $4.77 per book

Why should you choose Page Publishing to help get you the most money?

All of our authors deserve the same success, so we aggressively make our titles available in as many retailers as possible. Your success is our success! Marketing can be a tricky piece of the publishing puzzle, but with our resources and expertise, we can help publicize your book to bring in more money for you. At the end of the day, publishing your book shouldn’t be a headache—that’s where a trusted service like Page Publishing comes in. Let us help you bring your book to life!

Leveraging Social Media: A Guide for Authors

Leveraging Social Media: A Guide for Authors

In the current high-speed digital world, social media has become a crucial tool for achieving literary triumph. Contemporary writers are expected to utilize these platforms effectively to establish connections with readers, increase their influence, and, ultimately, boost their book sales. Relying solely on traditional publishing no longer ensures an author’s success. Today’s most successful literary figures are those who can skillfully maneuver through the complexities of Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and other similar platforms. This article explores the importance of social media for authors and provides tips on maximizing its potential.

Building a Following

Social media provides a powerful platform for authors to connect with readers and cultivate a loyal following. Authors can expand their reach and attract a community of passionate readers by sharing their writing, thoughts, and ideas on platforms like Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, or LinkedIn. Building a following through social media allows authors to create a devoted audience that will support their writing and help spread the word about their work.

Book Marketing and Promotion

Social media has emerged as a powerful and budget-friendly tool for authors to promote their books and other writing projects. Authors can generate hype and interest in their work by sharing updates, providing exclusive content, and actively engaging with their audience. Additionally, social media platforms offer authors access to a vast and diverse audience that may not have been easily accessible through traditional marketing channels.

Networking and Collaborations

Social media has become indispensable for authors seeking to connect with industry professionals such as other writers, agents, and publishers. Through networking on social media platforms, authors can keep abreast of the latest opportunities, exchange information, and cultivate lasting relationships that can propel their careers forward. With its accessibility, social media has made it easier for authors to reach out to experts in the field, exchange ideas, and collaborate with other writers to create fresh and innovative content.

Authors have a platform to collaborate with other creatives, such as artists and writers, through social media. By establishing relationships on social media, authors can open up opportunities for co-authoring projects, guest blogging, and engaging in other collaborations that can help expand their reach and audience. Collaborating with others can also allow authors to learn new skills and gain exposure to different audiences, providing new avenues for growth and success.


Social media is an effective tool for authors to establish their brand and showcase their expertise in their genre or niche. Authors can highlight their unique voices and perspectives by sharing their writing, ideas, and thoughts on social media, setting themselves apart from the rest. By establishing a personal brand, authors can leave a lasting impression on their audience, fostering a loyal following and increasing their readership and support for their work.


Using social media platforms is an effective way for authors to promote their book launches, signings, and other events. By sharing information about their events and engaging with their followers on social media, authors can generate excitement and increase attendance. Furthermore, social media can play a crucial role in expanding an author’s reach by allowing them to market their events to a global audience.

Feedback and Engagement

Social media offers authors a unique opportunity to engage with their readers and receive invaluable feedback on their writing. This feedback can be a valuable resource for authors looking to enhance their craft or discover new inspiration for upcoming projects. By actively engaging with their audience on social media, authors can build a loyal fan base and help spread the word to a larger audience. You may also provide feedback to other aspiring authors, sharing knowledge and skills.

Inspiration and Research

Authors can leverage social media as a valuable source of inspiration and research. They can stay informed about trends and topics in their genre or niche by following other authors, industry professionals, and relevant hashtags. By doing so, they can also gather ideas for their writing projects. In addition, social media can help authors engage with their readers and obtain insights into their preferences and interests.

Social media has become a crucial tool for authors. It connects them with their readers, provides cost-effective marketing and promotion, facilitates networking and collaborations, and provides inspiration and feedback. Using social media effectively, authors can build their careers, engage with their audiences, establish their brand, expand their reach, and achieve their writing goals.

Congrats to David Sharp, Our June Unboxing Contest Winner!

Congrats to David Sharp, Our June Unboxing Contest Winner!

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Congratulations to David Sharp, our June Unboxing Contest winner. His book, Seeker, will receive a video trailer. Check out the unboxing video HERE!

We love receiving our authors’ videos of them unboxing their books and promo items (thank you!). So, remember to capture the moment and send it to us when you receive your complimentary copies, bookmarks, posters, business cards, or invitation cards!

Then, email these short videos to your Publication Coordinator or Please remember to include your name (or pen name) along with the title of your book in your video. Not only will these videos be shared on our Page Publishing social media pages, but authors will also be entered in a drawing for a chance to win a FREE video trailer for their book!

Limit one entry per month.

Drawings will occur monthly; 1 winner per month.