Your book has launched, you’re promoting it like crazy, and now it’s time to get paid for your work! As an author-centric company, our authors retain the majority of sales. Because of this, we look for authors who are motivated to promote their amazing work and market their materials.
We have two royalty structures for authors.
- The default royalty amount for each work is 50%.
- Authors seeking to receive more royalties can become a member of our site and receive 70% royalties from all of their book sales. [Our membership cost for 2022 is $99 for the year].
Which level is right for you? If you are confident that you will net more than $99 for the year, it makes sense to become a member and receive the higher royalty rate. This royalty structure allows us to be competitive with our royalty rates while also building a sustainable company.
Membership status is attributed from the start of membership until one calendar after. For example, if your membership begins on 9/1/2022, you will continue to receive membership-level royalties until 9/1/2023.
For multi-authored projects, only one author needs to hold current membership status to receive the total 70% royalty rate.
We use PayPal payouts to pay all of our authors and payments for single-author books are sent on a biweekly basis. Payments for books with multiple authors, or for bundled books go out immediately after purchase. Each payment reflects the royalty percentage of sales, minus tax.
If you do not have a PayPal account, you must set one up to be paid for your work with F-flat.
Two authors: a case study
So much of our authors’ success is found in the process of self-promotion. If you have never promoted your work before, it can feel strange and even like you are bragging about yourself. Trust that your content is valuable and that you can help others through sharing this work. Plus, you have spent hours learning your craft and putting together content. You should get paid for what you do! Check out the details from two of our authors (whose names are kept out for confidentiality purposes) during a 2 month period of sales in which they both launched an eBook.
Author 1 launched a $17 eBook that was less than 50 pages long and contained some interactive content. Author 1 shared about the book in their Instagram stories, created a YouTube video talking about their product, and created a blog post with a “freebie” resource from their book. Author 1 made $850 worth of sales in 2 months and was able to develop two more resources with a wider audience and better launches following the success of their eBook.
Author 2 launched a $17 eBook that was less than 50 pages long and contained some interactive content. Author 1 did not share about the book on social media or prepare any other promotional materials. Author 2 made no sales during that 2 month period.
Time after time, we’ve seen the same result. Authors who self-promote get the best results! If you feel like you are self-promoting and still struggling to see results, let us know and we can help.