Bookseller Discounts Screengrab 04/18/2010

Screengrabs taken from iUniverse on 04/18/2010. Text version pasted below the image for a clear read. Note the vague, “We offer discounts to retail and wholesale customers,” versus the actual (real number) bookseller discount structure that had been posted on iUniverse.

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Publishing the iUniverse Way

Selling Your Book – Bookseller Discounts

What makes iUniverse publishing packages the best choice for serious authors? The option to choose to offer booksellers deeper discounts on their books. Increasing the discount makes your book more attractive to booksellers and makes it easier for them to stock your book. Booksellers highly value deeper discounts on the books they purchase.

Publishing through these packages allows you to choose from one of two discount schedules for booksellers and between two royalty rates. You decide between the standard 20 percent royalty rate (based on net sales) or the new 10 percent royalty rate (based on net sales). If you choose the 10 percent royalty rate, you will trade off a lower royalty for an increase in the discounts to booksellers of up to a total of 50 percent off the retail book price!

Contact a Book Sales Representative today for more information on our Bookseller Discount Program.

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Publishing the iUniverse Way

Selling Your Book – Author Royalties

iUniverse pays its authors a royalty of 20 percent on print sales and 50 percent on electronic (eBook) sales. For more detailed royalty information, make sure to read the publishing contracts associated with our publishing packages.

Authors who publish via our Bookstore Premier Pro, Premier Pro and Premier packages can opt for 10 percent royalty in exchange for deeper discounts to bookstores who buy their book.

Royalties are based on the payments we actually receive from sales of printed or electronic (eBook) copies of your book, less any shipping and handling charges or sales and use taxes. We offer discounts to retail and wholesale customers, so the royalty amount you receive depends upon which type of customer bought your book and any discount they received.

All author purchases are royalty exclusive. The reason for this is that iUniverse offers authors deep discounts when they purchase their own books. These discounts usually exceed the royalty percentage, ranging from 20 percent to 65 percent, depending on the quantity of books purchased. Refer to our Author Discounts page for more information.

Author royalties are paid according to calendar quarters:

* January 1st – March 31st

* April 1st – June 30th

* July 1st – September 30th

* October 1st – December 31st

iUniverse will process your royalty payment in accordance with our publishing contracts, 60 days after the end of each quarter. For example, after the 1st quarter (January – March), we will post your royalty statement and send your payment by May 30th. For a detailed royalty statement and payment schedule, please visit the myUniverse Royalties and Sales Web pages in your account.

Direct Deposit Program

If you sign up for our convenient direct deposit option, all the royalties you have earned will be paid directly into your checking account. If you have not yet signed up for direct deposit, and the royalty amount you have earned is less than $25, it will be carried forward and added to the royalties you earn next quarter.

Signing up for the direct deposit option is easy. Simply print the Direct Deposit Form and complete the requested information. Mail the completed form and a voided check back to iUniverse, and your royalties will be automatically deposited to your bank account.

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