All about Royalties

When it comes to royalties, we know it’s all kind of confusing. At Audiobooks Unleashed, we want to take the guess work out of wide distribution. To help you understand what you’re getting into, we’ve broken it down. 

Each platform has its own rules and percentages when it comes to royalty payouts. Lucky for you, we’ve already negotiated all those contracts and have gotten the best deal we can for you. 

Regardless of what kind of agreement we make with a platform, you will receive 90% of net royalties earned on Audible and Amazon (if you choose wide distribution), and 80% of net royalties earned everywhere else – including libraries!!

Simply put? Whatever goes into our pocket, we give 80-90% of it right to you.

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For simplicity’s sake, we’re going to give you a real world example. Our Rights Holder, Jane, has an audiobook ready for production that is priced at $20.00. To help you visualize what her royalty payout will look like, we’ve included some graphs below. 

Audible and Amazon are some of the most popular audiobook platforms. We know wide distribution can sometimes be daunting, so to help you capitalize on your sales, we give you 90% of net royalties earned for these platforms if you choose wide distribution!

Want to be exclusive with Audible? We can make that happen too. We give you 80% of net royalties earned for Audible, Amazon, and Apple in an exclusive distribution agreement.

If Jane chooses wide distribution, she will also receive 80% of net royalties for another 50+ retailers and libraries.

If Jane decides to use one of our many royalty agreements, she will be splitting her royalties with her producer. This can be a 50/50 split, like in our graph, or any other percentage of Jane’s choosing. 

The cool thing about Audiobooks Unleashed is that Jane can split her royalties with as many people as she’d like, in any combination of percentages.

And again: If Jane chooses wide distribution, she will also receive 80% of net royalties earned for another 50+ retailers and libraries.

Want to know more about our agreement options? Click here! 

Still have questions? That’s okay! We are here to help. If you’ve got a special circumstance, or just can’t find what you need by searching through our website, just shoot us a message.