Authors receive receive 70% of the net proceeds from their ebook sales. The net proceeds is the author revenue received by BookRix from the third party ebook shops we distribute to (Amazon, Kobo, iTunes, Google Play, Barnes & Noble, etc).
Royalty payouts are made monthly when a minimum of 10 Euros (approximately $14 US dollars) has been reached.
BookRix will pay authors their earned royalties at the end of every month when the minimum of 10 Euros (approximately $14 dollars) has been reached. All royalty payments are based on a 12 week accounting cycle. For example: All books sold during the month of June will be paid out to authors at the end of September.
If the 10 Euro/$14 US dollar minimum has not been reached, the authors royalty payment will be rolled into the next month.
Authors must have a PayPal account to receive your royalty payments. All PayPal account must be verified and linked to the authors bank account to receive funds. Please click PayPal to set up an account.
Royalty payments owed at the end of the month are typically made between the 25th and the 31st.
If your book was sold on the external markets then it will take about 6-8 weeks for the stats and figures to appear in your "Sale Figures" field. These numbers are updated monthly near the middle/end of each month. For example if your book was purchased in January, you will not see the stats in your BookRix account until the end of March, possibly April. We update the numbers as soon as we receive them.
Don’t worry. Your monthly earnings can be located in the “Sales and Payments” report section. Towards the middle/end of each month your royalty payout will be displayed in a PDF document under your “Sales and Payments” report. When this occurs, your next earning period begins and the display will read €0.00. The total amount of books sold will always be visible, unless you delete a previously sold book from the site.
Once you have earned the minimum amount of 10 Euros, approximately $14 US dollars, in royalties from your ebook sales, BookRix will transfer your funds monthly to your PayPal account. If you have not reached the minimum of 10 Euros, approximately $14 US dollar, your royalties will be rolled over to the following month.
To stop the sale of your book and remove the book from the shops, yuo must go to "My Books" and click on the tool icon for the book that you want to remove. Click on "Stop Sales". Your book could take about 4-8 weeks to be removed completely from the external market. After 14 days, your book will go back to an "In Progress" mode and you can then make chages to the book or delete it from the site.
When you are logged into your account and click on the BookRix logo at the header of the site, you will see:
This dashboard contains five tabs listed: Sales, BX Rank, Amazon Rank Book Stats and Status. Please see below for information on each tab.
Sales: Displays provisional sales figures for your published books
BX Rank: Displays where your books rank on BookRix.co
Amazon Rank: Displays where your books rank on Amazon
Stats: Displays 'Favorites', 'Comments' and 'Downloads' since your last login
Status: Displays updates from BookRix
Our BookRix team members continually read through our members work to identify ebook we can promote each week. We look for high quality covers and a good story line. From there, we share and promote them on BookRix as well as additional networking channels.
News From My Network
Your network is constantly changing with the latest information from your personal network of BookRix friends. In this section you can see who has befriended whom, new comments on a profile/group/post or book and who added a book to their favorites. This is a great place to discover new content and view recent activity.
Books I've Read
If you click on a book, regardless of whether you read it or not, it will be listed on your homepage under the Books I’ve Read heading. This section will only save the last 6 books you've clicked on, so if you want to go back to a book at a later time to read it, we recommending marking it as a favorite so its stored on your profile.
My Favorite Categories
You can choose your top 6 favorite book categories (genres) by clicking on the settings tool and manually selecting up to 6 categories from the list provided. This will appear on your homepage and acts as a shortcut to get to the book genres you enjoy most.
Meet New People
New readers and authors are continually discovering BookRix and creating accounts and this section is full of new members on our site. Be friendly and say hi! Everyone enjoys a warm welcome.
Here you can create a display name, change your email address and update your password. Please note display names can only be changed once every 3 months
Change your settings for the family filter, newsletter, system messages and personal messages.
Tip: Family filter setting: This setting is designed to protect minors on our site from viewing content that is not suitable for their age group. It can also be utilized by adults who do not want to view Horror or Erotic content on BookRix.
Members who register for their profile without setting an age, or identifying themselves as under 18 will automatically have their Family Filter activated. This means any content marked “Adult Content Only” (18+), Horror and Erotic categories will not be displayed for them on our site. In addition, unregistered users will not have access to this content as there is no age verification.
If you are a registered member whose age is set to 18+, your family filter will automatically be deactivate. If you do not wish to view adult content on the site, you can enable the Family Filter on your profile.
Address & Account Information for Book Sales
Here is where you would enter your personal address, PayPal account info, and your tax info.
This area is mandatory to be filled out in order to receive your royalty payouts.
To simplify things, BookRix has enabled the share feature across our site. Members can easily share content from BookRix with their external Twitter, Facebook, and Google+ profiles with the click of a button.
You can find sales figures for your books (individually or by shop) as well as your sales revenue. The figures are updated monthly.
You can search here for any users you have previously blocked and unblock them (if you choose) in this field.
If you have utilized our self publishing services you will not be able to delete your account right away. You will need to stop the sale of your eBook(s) and wait for the next royalty pay period to receive any royalties owed to you.
This is a serious issue and can get you into a lot of trouble. BookRix is protected if a member violates copyright or plagiarism laws. It’s up to you, as a member, to protect yourself from getting sued and paying A LOT of money.
BookRix has been flagged with many members who are in violation. We have also been flagged by the individual authors and artists who have found their own work on BookRix. Some have taken legal action against the members who may have plagiarized their work or have used their art in books and covers.
If BookRix is notified, about books on your profile, that you do not own the rights to, they will be removed immediately. If this offense is continued, your account will be deleted without warning.
Below is what could happen to you if you break copyright laws.
Be smart and protect yourself. It’s your responsibility.
• If you are found guilty of deliberately breaking or "infringing" copyright law, the owner of the copyrighted material can sue you for monetary damages. Damages in this case means the amount of money the owner lost due to a lack of sales of their materials because you were offering it without copyright. For example, if the owner claims and can prove a loss of $15,000, he can sue you for that sum.
• You may also have to pay statutory damages based on the value of each movie, piece of music or other material for which you broke the copyright. "Willful infringement"--meaning that you deliberately stole copyrighted material--can cost you $900 to $300,000 per work stolen. "Innocent infringement," in which you are deemed to have done the copyright breaking without intent, can still cost you $300 to $150,000 in statutory damages.
• Judges can also impose fines on individuals convicted of copyright infringement. According to the Family Entertainment and Copyright Act of 2005, individuals convicted of peer-to-peer sharing of movies, music or other materials worth up to $1,000 in a 6-month period can be given fines of $2,000 per infringement. Convicted individuals can also be banned from file-sharing sites or the entire Internet by injunctions, or orders, from a judge. Repeat offenders, or individuals or companies who are stealing copyrighted materials and selling them for profit, can be fined up to $1,000,000.
Once you’ve created a book on BookRix you can easily view them by visiting My Books. Here you can see the books you have published for free, on BookRix only, books you’ve placed for sale and books that are still in progress.
The following options are available on this page:
In this section you can add book content, book info and a cover image. You can also select a price for your book once you’re ready to sell it.
Publish Your eBook
When you are ready to publish your book (either for free on BookRix only or for sale on external online shops) you can complete the process here.
If your book is offered for free on BookRix only, you have the option of undoing this within the Edit Book section.
Download Your eBook
Clicking the settings icon will give you various options. You can download your eBook as an ePub file. Remember - you must have an ePub reader installed on your device in order to download and read the book. There are many free ePub readers available online to download if you don’t currently have one.
Under the settings icon, Options will give you two choices: You can give readers the ability to download your book (if you’ve offered it for free) and you can allow users to post comments on your book. You can enable and disable these functions here.
Make Your Book Part of a Series
If you are creating a series, you’ll want to link them together. This can be done by clicking the settings icon and selecting Part of a Series.
Stop the Sale of Your eBook
If you published a book for sale in external online shops and wish to remove it, this can be done by clicking the settings icon and selecting Stop Sales. It will take approximately 4 weeks for your eBook to be removed from external shops. Once it has been removed, you can re-edit your book and place it back for sale again
If you no longer want your book on BookRix, you can click the settings icon and select Delete the Book. If your book is for sale in external shops, you will first need to stop the sale of your book (please see Stop the Sale of Your eBook above). Once your eBook has been removed from external shops, you can delete it from BookRix.
We understand that getting your book published is the first step. The second is getting people to read it. Luckily our community is designed to give authors a built-in audience. Being a BookRix member allows you to make new contacts and connections that provide you with valuable feedback on your work. Our community is unique because we offer objective feedback, which can be difficult to obtain from close friends and family.
Most writers would rather not rely on others to be successful. With that in mind, we encourage our authors to use the Self Publishing Services offered at BookRix. Below are some practical marketing tips that can help aspiring authors gain readers and aid in the success of their eBook sales.
Necessities for a successful eBook:
- A tasteful, high quality cover that will grab the reader’s attention
- A catchy or unique title
- Proper and careful editing
- A fair price set to sell
- A descriptive and well written book blurb/synopsis that will entice the reader
Getting the most from our BookRix community
- Maintain an active presence in the BookRix community by participating in group discussion and writing contests. Engage with users by leaving quality reviews and feedback on their work.Personalize your profile to showcase who you are as a writer
- Personalize your profile to showcase who you are as a writer
- Maintain contact with your readers and community members by answering their questions, responding to comments and messages.
Promoting yourself outside of BookRix
- Network with other bloggers within the blogging community. Send out ePub files of your book to interested bloggers so they can review it on their blog
- Organize a blog tour – Have your book visit as many blogs as possible in one month to maximize your visibility.
- Create a YouTube account for your author profile. Organize book trailers, live readings and answer fan questions on your videos.
**For more detailed information, please check out our full length Marketing Guide.