Royalties and Pricing

FriesenPress features one of the most generous royalty structures in the industry. You can earn up to 55% of your book's suggested retail price (MSRP) for sales on the FriesenPress Bookstore.

Our MSRP is a guideline set by FriesenPress based on your book’s page count, type, trim size, and binding style. You are free to keep this price, or to choose a retail price that is higher or lower than the suggested price depending on what the market for the book’s genre will bear.

Your MSRP: Green = Your Royalty | Red = Retail Discount | Blue = Wholesaler Fee | Yellow = Unit Cost

Your MSRP: Green = Your Royalty | Red = Retail Discount | Blue = Wholesaler Fee | Yellow = Unit Cost

Up to 40% Royalty

Online Booksellers Program

Our online booksellers pricing program is designed for authors that want to focus on online bookstore distribution to maximize their royalties and have the most pricing flexibility.

You will have more flexibly in pricing at the expense of retail discounts. This means that while your book is available to traditional bookstores they will only bring it when a customer special orders it. Online bookstores like Amazon will still carry your book as normal. 

Books in this program offer book retailers a 10% discount rather than the industry standard 40% discount. 

Up to 10% Royalty

Retail Booksellers Program

Focusing on retail sales requires a larger portion of your book's list price be discounted. Bookstores require the full 40% discount before they will consider carrying your book in their stores.

Bookstores Want:

  1. 40% discount off your list price
  2. Book Return Insurance
  3. Pricing on your book cover


55% Royalties on the FriesenPress Bookstore

No matter what pricing program you choose you're always able to get up to a 55% Royalty from the FriesenPress Bookstore.

The experience of writing my own book and getting it published for the first time was sure helped by the staff of FriesenPress to be a very pleasant experience which I will not forget for the rest of my life.
— Lorne W.P. Vanderwoude Author of "The RSA Adventure: The Untold Story Now Revealed"

Earn up to 70% in royalties with FriesenPress eBooks:

FriesenPress eBook publishing service, offers our valued authors with DRM free eBooks  royalties of up to 70%. FriesenPress will promote them online at the FriesenPress bookstore, where readers can download all eBook formats (PDF, ePub and Kindle Format) to their devices for one price. 

All manuscripts will go through a free professional editorial evaluation process, thereafter the author will have the choice of opting for more copy or content editing services to refine their work further. Existing FriesenPress authors with print books, will also have the choice of having an eBook version of their print book available at FriesenPress bookstore. All eBooks priced at $2.99 and above will be eligible to earn 70% in royalties.

In-order to be eligible for this service, there are two options of DRM protection which the authors could choose from.

  1. "Mixed" is our most flexible option. It will apply DRM protection to your eBook in all bookstores that support it while also making your eBook available in stores that do not have DRM.

  2. "Disabled" will make your eBook available in all distribution channels without DRM.

If you choose "Mixed" or "Disabled" your eBook will be available on the FriesenPress Bookstore. There will be an annual channel fee of $29 to carry an eBook on all applicable eBook stores. Contact FriesenPress Publishing Consultants for more information on upgrading or publishing an eBook with FriesenPress.

Contact FriesenPress for more information on upgrading or publishing an eBook with FriesenPress.