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AMAZON KDP eBook Royalty Calculator

Calculate how much you’ll make on Amazon KDP

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Select a royalty rate option. $0.99-$200 is eligible for a 35% royalty rate and 2.99-9.99 is eligible for 70% as well.
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The size of your eBook interior file after compression. Your interior file is compressed automatically when you upload it to Amazon KDP. This usually reduces the file size several times.
Set a value between 0mb -> 40mb
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Your Costs & Net Royalties
Your Royalty per Unit
Amazon’s Share
Delivery Cost
A fee for the size of the document after compression. $0.15 per mb.
What distinguishes the 35% and 70% royalty options on Amazon KDP?

The fundamental royalty structure for Kindle eBooks comprises two choices: a 35% royalty rate and a 70% royalty rate.

70% Royalty Rate

Under the 70% Royalty Rate, prices ranging from $2.99 to $9.99 qualify for a 70% royalty rate. If you opt for the 70% royalty, a delivery cost may be applicable, depending on the size of your digital file, and this cost is deducted from your total royalty.

Further details on delivery costs are provided later in this article.

35% Royalty Rate

For the 35% Royalty Rate, all price points from $0.99 to $200 are eligible for a 35% royalty rate.

In the European stores, both royalty rates incur a VAT (Value Added Tax) cost.

What is VAT (Value Added Tax)?

VAT is specific to European stores, including Amazon Germany, Amazon France, Amazon Italy, and Amazon Spain. It functions similarly to sales tax in the US, applying to goods and services.

• Germany – 7%
• France – 5.5%
• Spain – 4%
• Italy – 4%

Which royalty rate is best for me?

Determining the optimal royalty rate depends on various factors. For prices between $0.99 and $1.99 (35% royalty rate), it is suitable for launch periods when aiming to sell more copies at a smaller profit or without a profit to garner reviews and enhance keyword rankings.

On the other hand, price points from $2.99 to $4.99 (70% royalty rate) are more favorable for established books with good rankings and positive reviews, facilitating higher profits per sale. For prices exceeding $4.99, a stronger brand or justified content is advisable.

For a detailed understanding of Amazon KDP eBook pricing technicalities, refer to this resource.

What are Delivery Costs & Digital File Size?

Delivery cost, applicable to the 70% royalty rate, incurs fees of $0.15/MB for the US, £0.10/MB for the UK, and €0,12/MB for the European marketplaces.

Digital file size, a metric used for fair and standardized delivery cost calculation, determines the total cost as the product of digital file size and delivery cost.

How are the delivery fees calculated?

The calculation for delivery cost is: Digital file size x Delivery cost

An Example Scenario:

Let’s say your manuscript word file is 4 Mb. You upload, your manuscript to Amazon KDP and your file is converted and compressed to 0.8 Mb.

In this case, your delivery costs will be $0.15*0.8 = $0.12.

How can I know what my digital file size is going to be?

Determining the digital file size after compression is not precise due to variables like the number of images. However, the reduction typically falls within the range of 4 to 7 times smaller. The most accurate method is to upload your manuscript to Amazon KDP and check the Kindle eBook Pricing in step 3 of the upload process.

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