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MANUSCRIPT SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

You do not need to lay out your story the way you want it to look in the printed book. Our graphic artist will format the book to ensure consistency.

Please follow these guidelines:

  • Write your story using single spacing.
  • Use Microsoft Word as your document application.
  • Type your story in Times New Roman 12-point font, single-spaced.
  • You may bold and italicize when you need them.
  • Do not use page breaks.
  • Use only one space after a sentence period.
  • For new paragraphs, create space by using a single return.
  • For subheads, create space by using a single return before and after the subhead.

For journaling space, please add lines with the underline key, but no need to go the whole page width. 5 or so will suffice.

ROYALTY CALCULATOR

Amazon Distribution Channels

KDP offers a fixed 60% royalty rate on paperbacks sold on Amazon marketplaces, where KDP supports paperback distribution.

Your royalty is 60% of your list price. We then subtract printing costs, which depend on page count, ink type, and the Amazon marketplace your paperback was ordered from.

(Royalty Rate x List Price) – Printing Costs = Royalty 

Printing Costs vary depending on your Print Book’s page count and the ink type (black ink or color ink) you choose. Trim size, bleed settings, and cover finish don’t affect Printing Costs.

For example, your list price is $15. Your book is a 333-page paperback with black ink sold on the US marketplace: (0.60 x $15) – $4.85 = $4.15

These figures are for estimation purposes only. Your actual royalty will be calculated when you set up your book.

Expanded Distribution Channels

If you enable Expanded Distribution, the royalty is 40% of the book’s list price effective in the distribution channel at the time of purchase minus printing costs.

(Royalty Rate x List Price) – Printing Costs = Royalty 

For example, your list price is $15. Your book is a 333-page paperback with black ink sold through Expanded Distribution channels: (0.40 x $15) – $4.85 = $1.15

 These figures are for estimation purposes only. Your actual royalty will be calculated when you set up your book.

Matching Competitor Prices

If we price-match your Print Book, we will calculate your Royalty in the same manner described in Section B(i) above.

You can see your estimated royalty under the Royalty & Pricing section of the Paperback Rights & Pricing tab.

Royalties will also show in your reports as your paperbacks are shipped to customers. Royalties for Expanded Distribution units will display approximately 30 days after the end of the month in which the sales occurred.

STANDARD PRINTING SIZE CHART

Custom sizes can be created, but the cost per book would be significantly higher.

Paperback

  • 5″ x 8″ (12.7 x 20.32 cm)
  • 5.06″ x 7.81″ (12.85 x 19.84 cm)
  • 5.25″ x 8″ (13.34 x 20.32 cm)
  • 5.5″ x 8.5″ (13.97 x 21.59 cm)
  • 6″ x 9″ (15.24 x 22.86 cm)
  • 6.14″ x 9.21″ (15.6 x 23.39 cm)
  • 6.69″ x 9.61″ (16.99 x 24.41 cm)
  • 7″ x 10″ x (17.78 x 25.4 cm)
  • 7.44″ x 9.69″ (18.9 x 24.61 cm)
  • 7.5″ x 9.25″ (19.05 x 23.5 cm)
  • 8″ x 10″ (20.32 x 25.4 cm)
  • 8.25″ x 6″ (20.96 x 15.24 cm)
  • 8.25″ x 8.25″ (20.96 x 20.96 cm)
  • 8.5″ x 8.5″ (21.59 x 21.59 cm)
  • 8.5″ x 11″ (21.59 x 27.94 cm)
  • 8.27″ x 11.69″ (21 x 29.7 cm)

Hardcover

  • 5.5″ x 8.5″ (13.97 x 21.59 cm)
  • 6″ x 9″ (15.24 x 22.86 cm)
  • 6.14″ x 9.21″ (15.6 x 23.39 cm)
  • 7″ x 10″ (17.78 x 25.4 cm)
  • 8.25″ x 11″ (20.96 x 27.94 cm)

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