At Defiance Press, we work with non-fiction authors from various backgrounds and industries to publish engaging, informative books for readers worldwide.
One of the most common questions we receive from prospective authors is, “How much do I get paid to write a non-fiction book?” While the answer varies depending on several factors, we’ll provide an overview of our payment structure for non-fiction authors.
If you’re an Author looking to publish you need to understand that non-fiction authors are typically paid on a royalty basis, which means that they earn a percentage of the book’s sales revenue. The royalty rate can vary depending on the publisher, the author’s level of experience, and the book’s expected sales volume.
At Defiance Press, we offer an insanely competitive royalty rate to our authors. Our minimum royalty rate for authors is 45%, and depending on which package you select you could be eligible to receive up to 60% in royalties. We typically offer 3 different packages which are aimed to suit your individual needs.
However, the first step is to Submit Your Book. If your Manuscript is accepted – We’ll book a call to discuss the logistics of our publishing models while learning more about you, your novel, & your goals for the future.
It’s important to note that the payment for non-fiction authors can vary depending on the book’s format. For example, if the book is published in print and ebook format, the royalty rate may differ for each format. Additionally, if the book is translated into other languages, the royalty rates may differ for each translation.
It’s worth mentioning that the payment for non-fiction authors is not the only factor to consider when choosing a publisher. At Defiance Press, we work closely with our authors to ensure their books are edited, marketed, and promoted to reach a broader audience. Our team of editors, designers, and marketing experts works closely with authors to create a compelling book that resonates with readers.
Selling Your Book Is Everything
As a publisher, we have observed that book sales are directly tied to the author’s ability to market themselves effectively. In today’s publishing industry, authors are expected to take an active role in promoting their books, and those who can do so successfully often see better sales results.
At Defiance Press, we work with our authors to provide them with the tools and resources they need to market their books effectively. However, it’s ultimately up to the author to implement these strategies and engage with their target audience.
Here are some of the reasons why an author’s ability to market themselves is crucial to the success of their book:
- Establishes a connection with the audience: When an author engages with their audience and creates a connection with them, it can lead to increased trust and interest in their work. Through social media, email newsletters, book signings, and other promotional activities, authors can build relationships with readers that can result in long-term loyalty and more book sales.
- Increases visibility: Effective marketing can increase an author’s visibility and attract new readers who may not have been aware of their work before. By using targeted advertising, reaching out to book bloggers and reviewers, and building a strong online presence, authors can expand their reach and gain new fans.
- Builds credibility: When an author can demonstrate their expertise in their field, it can lead to increased credibility and a stronger author brand. By sharing their knowledge and engaging with their audience, authors can establish themselves as thought leaders in their industry, which can lead to more opportunities for speaking engagements, media coverage, and book sales.
- Encourages word-of-mouth promotion: When readers enjoy a book, they often share their enthusiasm with friends and family. By encouraging readers to leave reviews, share on social media, and recommend the book to others, authors can benefit from word-of-mouth promotion, which can lead to increased sales and visibility.
In conclusion, authors’ ability to market themselves effectively is critical to the success of their book. By establishing a connection with their audience, increasing visibility, building credibility, and encouraging word-of-mouth promotion, authors can boost their book sales and establish themselves as successful non-fiction authors.
At Defiance Press, we work with our authors to provide them with the support and resources they need to market their books effectively, but it’s ultimately up to the author to implement these strategies and engage with their target audience.