Ebook Distribution

If you would like your ebook to be distributed to the most important ebook vendors, look no further. Or you may be interested in print-on-demand distribution in Australia and globally. Our direct relationship with these vendors means we have precise and immediate access to your book's meta-data, which provides the most value for you in utilising whatever means are available to help sell your book on each vendor. If you'd like to have our assistance with writing cutting edge meta-data please visit our book marketing page

Our aggregation service includes:

  • Access to our exclusive, custom-designed Ebook Royalties Dashboard
  • Author-friendly 2-year contract
  • You can sell from your website too
  • ISBN + data loaded to Bowker Link (Books in Print database)
  • Mobi distribution on Amazon
  • Epub distribution on Apple, Kobo and Google Books and libraries worldwide.
  • Quarterly payments (min. $100)
  • Royalty options of 85%, 90%, 100%
  • One free price change per calendar year
  • Simple sales reports with payments
  • We look after tax issues

What does it cost for AEP to distribute ebooks?

Choose the right option for you.
0–10 Ebooks

There is a small up-front fee and you get 85% of net receipts.
Australian eBook Publisher will distribute your titles for a fee (contact us for details). We then set up a two-year contract with you that offers you 85% of the net receipts. We keep 15% commissionto help pay for our custom-made Royalties Database, to pay our qualified staff for the time it takes to manage the ebooks that are up for sale, pay royalties quarterly and generate a corresponding sales report.

Our sales reports are simple, accurate and easy for Australian authors to understand. Those from the distributors themselves are not consistent nor are they easy to understand. We have an ebook Aggregator Conversion and Distribution Contract that outlines the details.

10+ Ebooks
There is a small up-front fee and you get 90% of net receipts.
Australian eBook Publisher will distribute your titles for a fee (contact us for details). We then set up a two-year contract with you that offers you 90% of the net receipts. We keep 10% commission.

Because you have more than 10 ebooks, we don’t need to keep the same volume of your net receipts back from you, as we will just be making the one payment per quarter. We also appreciate large volume customers and will do whatever we can to make the ebook aggregation process simple and easy for you.

100% Net Receipts Option
There is a larger up-front fee and you get 100% of net receipts.

Australian eBook Publisher will distribute your titles for a fee (contact us for details). We then set up a two-year contract with you that offers you 100% of the net receipts. We keep 0% commission.

After the initial two years there is a small contract renewal fee to keep your ebook up for sale for a further two years. Our processes are human, not automated, so that's why we require this small extra commitment from you every two years.

Our pricing structure is competitive and you have the advantage of dealing with us, your personal assisted self-publishing experts right here in Australia. Some of our competitors charge as much as £7 per month (AUD$150 per annum) per ebook to have it up for sale! Others don’t even mention their ongoing fees, for obvious reasons!

Perhaps you'd rather go direct to ebook vendors yourself. This may be possible for you. Read Amanda's blog post on What's involved in self-distribution of ebooks direct to vendors?

Distribution Only
We can distribute reflowing ebooks created by others, as long as they are valid and ready for upload at the intended vendors. We call this "aggregation-only" or "distribution-only". Advantages of using us include:

  • Working with an Australian company and avoiding complicated overseas tax, banking and exchange considerations.
  • A partner in your book's distribution success (human, not automated)!
  • We supply simple quarterly receipts with your sales breakdown (unlike the complicated raw data we get from the vendors, it is easy to understand and send to your accountant).
  • You don't have to come up with a publishing brand, buy and register ISBNs set up an EIN and a W8-Ben with the US tax department etc. We provide all of that for you. 

The following process summarises how most distribution-only projects work. Please note that if you are having us design or convert your ebook files this process will be slightly different.

  • You make contact with us and we provide our Aggregation Only PDF, which includes information about our compulsory ebook analysis service ($140+GST). We often find that supplied ebook files are not well-designed, tested, valid and ready to go, so they need our quality assurance process to be done on them.
  • We will send you an invoice to be paid up front.
  • After receiving all of your files and our completed ebook information form, we will send you a contract to sign.
  • Once you have reached an agreement with us and signed the contract we will proceed with uploading your book (usually within two weeks for books already converted into the required ebook formats ).

It takes time to set up ebooks for distribution and our processes are not automated. This allows the best customer service for you as it is an experienced AEP Publishing Coordinator loading your work up for sale, not a robot that will blindly plug in whatever data you supplied, possibly without fully understanding it or the best way to handle it in the context of your unique ebook.

Note: Pricing and packages are subject to change without notice, however, changes to signed contracts will be notified in writing as per the terms in the contract.

Getting paid by an eBook Aggregator in Australia
Like the ebook vendors (Apple, Amazon etc.), we pay our authors once a certain minimum amount is owed, in our case this is AUD$100. All accounts are settled quarterly, with the applicable sales reports included.

Taxes on ebooks
The governments of some countries require the prices of ebooks to include sales tax. For example GST in Australia, VAT in the UK etc. Vendors with a business operation in that country either remit such taxes directly to the government of that country or pay them to the publisher. In the latter case, the publisher needs to either remit the tax to the government or if the author is registered for GST to the author for them to pass to the government.

Some further points of clarification:

  • Unless shown otherwise on your sales receipt, all royalties are exclusive of Goods and Services Tax (GST).
  • Prices set by you for books for sale include any applicable sales taxes.
  • If the Client is registered for GST it is the Client’s responsibility to remit the GST component of Net Receipts for sales made in Australia (that the Aggregator has paid to the Client) to the ATO.

Publishing ebooks: whether you are a publisher or an individual or a business
Australian eBook Publisher offers consultation services for publishers as well as tips for self-publishers here.

Please note: Sales and payment data from the vendors EBSCO and Barnes & Noble Nook will not be available in our Royalties Dashboard, but will be accounted manually once per quarter at the same time as our usual royalties payment cycle. For details please refer to your contract.

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Customer Feedback

"I have really appreciated your support with my book, Amanda. I'm sure your other clients are of the same opinion. Quality professionalism is never in over supply, neither is generosity of spirit. You have both."—Henry Grossek, radio announcer and author of Game On: Building the Education Revolution

"Thank you, Australian eBook Publisher. I am delighted with the quality of the print edition of my novel, Beast-speaker. The service that Amanda and her team provide is exceptional: friendly, helpful and everything is delivered within the promised time-frame. The print on demand package is easy and affordable, and I highly recommend it to anyone considering publishing with Australian eBook Publisher, Greenslade Creations."—W. A. Noble, author of Beast-speaker

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