The formula for determining your royalties is as follows:

(Retail Price * (1 - wholesale discount)) - printing cost

Retail Price: This is set by you. We generally advise authors to consider the following factors: 1) the amount of proceeds you wish to earn per sale, and 2) the price range of comparable titles (i.e. genre, page count, author credentials, etc.)

Wholesale Discount: Select the 30-40% online discount (suitable for online retailers) or the 53% brick and mortar discount (required for placement in brick and mortar outlets). The wholesale discount is the amount of your retail price that goes to the retailer and/or wholesaler. You can read more about wholesale discounts here.

Printing Cost: We use different printers to fulfill different retail orders. Factors that affect print costs include binding type, trim size, and whether a book has a black and white or color interior.

As a Gatekeeper author, you keep 100% of your book's proceeds. Gatekeeper Press does not take any portion of your sale and does not add a premium on your printing costs.

Click here for information on eBook payouts.