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Here are a few reasons why you should publish with us vs. Kindle Direct Publishing.

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30% Amazon markdown plus BDI Publisher's 15% ($3.00)

You make $5.67 per book! This includes expanded distribution.

Per their royalty calculator with expanded distribution. They make almost 60% of the retail price of the book!

And you do all of the work!

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For Amazon ONLY, you make $8.37 per book. For expanded distribution, Amazon's royalty rate is 40% of the book's list price, so you make $4.38 per book.

Note:  This example is the second edition of The Tough Guy Survival Kit that lists for $19.97.  How much you make per book is dependent on your price point and number of pages (printing costs).  Printing costs for KDP and author copies of books may be less than BDI Publishers. In addition, when you order books directly from us to sell yourself, you can add another 30% to your revenues because you are not paying the wholesale markdown.


Note:  This does not include BDI's $80 Annual Catalogue fee.


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For KDP, you can sign up for 35% royalties or 70% royalties.  If you select 70% royalties, you may be required to enroll your title into Kindle Unlimited or Prime Reading, programs that may affect the percentage of the royalty earned at the higher rate.  Your book is on AMAZON ONLY!
For Spark, BDI Publishers ebook service, our distributor takes 60% and we take 15%, so you make 25% of the royalties per electronic format sold.  Your ebook has added visibility and is sold on over 20 ebook outlets.  Please see the full list of ebook retailers below.


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For KDP, your book is on AMAZON ONLY unless you request expanded distribution and your royalties are cut in half.
For Lightning Source (print) and Spark (ebooks), your book is distributed to a number of well-known retailers.  This INCLUDES Amazon! A full list of our print and ebook retailers is outlined below.
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Print Book Distribution

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eBook Distribution

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