Having an e-version of their book is no longer optional for most authors. Sales of
e-books have been growing rapidly over the last few years and in the US has overtaken
sales of printed books. There are many benefits to readers and authors of having
an e-book version.
* The reader has instant access to the book and can be reading it within minutes
of finding it on-line
* Often, the e-book is cheaper than the print version
* The author / publisher does not have to shift stocks of books round the world to
* The distributor does not have to package and ship the book
* The reader does not have to pay for delivery
Protecting the author
Distributors like Amazon protect the author’s work through Digital Rights Management
(DRM). For example with Kindle books, a reader cannot transfer the book to a friend’s
Preparing a book for Kindle
Once we have access to a word file for the book and a pdf of the cover design, there
is few hours work to prepare the book for uploading to the Amazon Kindle platform.
Pricing and royalties
Amazon usually offer 70% royalty to the author / publisher for books priced at $9.99
or less. For books priced higher than this, the royalty if 35%.
Example 1: On a book priced at $7.99 the publisher would receiver a 70% royalty of
$5.93 minus delivery charge of $0.16 which is $5.43.
Example 2: On a book priced at $19.99 the publisher would receive a 35% royalty of
Working with authors
Ohm Books offer a flexible service to authors. We can either charge a one-off fee
to prepare the Kindle version, open an account on behalf of the author and let the
author receive the royalty payments directly into their accounts.
Prepare the Kindle version and manage the account on behalf of the author for no
set up costs and share the royalties with the author.
Contact us to discuss your book, manuscript or idea.