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  • Notion Press is a publishing platform for authors from around the world. We make it easy for you to create, publish, and distribute your book in Print.

  • You retain all the rights to your book! We exist to help you reach the market via our distribution partners and act as a publishing label. We work with a non-exclusive publishing agreement meaning, we dont own any of your content and you can even publish it elsewhere if you wish

  • "ISBN stands for International Standard Book Number. It's basically a 13 digit identification number that booksellers and libraries use to identify books, magazines, newspapers or other publications. Separate ISBNs are assigned for the paperback, hardbound and eBook versions of your book. "

  • You can track the sales of your book on your author dashboard. You can see your earnings, track payout and order copies of your book at a subsidised price from your dashboard.

  • The selling price of a book is dependent on its production cost. The Calculate Author Earnings feature on the Notion Press website helps you know the production cost of your book based on the Number of Pages, Book Format, Book Size & Book Type. With this, you can set the retail price of your book and ascertain the earnings that you would receive on sale of every copy.

  • The inventory is Printed-On-Demand (POD) based on sales velocity to ensure that the book does not go out of stock. Notion Press works with its various print partners across the globe to make sure your book is printed and delivered to your buyer within the turn around time. This ensures that the latest version of your book is always available when readers order it from the Notion Press Store or various eCommerce sites.

  • At Notion Press, we strive to keep all our authors completely satisfied with our services. You will receive support from our Author Support Team for all your post publishing queries over e-mail.

  • Profit is calculated as the difference between the MRP and expenses incurred during the production and distribution of the book. Profit = MRP – Expenses (Distribution Cost + Production Cost).

    Writers who publish using the Outpublish Program get 100% of the net profits from the book.

    Writers who publish using the Notion Press Platform get 80% of the net profits from the sale of each copy of the book, depending on the distribution plan selected

    Profits earned from India Online Distribution (Amazon India, Flipkart):

    Sample Calculation:

    Let us assume, the MRP of a book is Rs.100, and the production cost of the book is Rs.30/-. The Distribution Cost when a book sells on Amazon India and Flipkart is 50% of the MRP.

    Therefore, profits are calculated as

    Profits = MRP - (Distribution Cost + Production Cost)

    = Rs.100 - (50 + 30) = Rs. 20

    Author Earnings if you have chosen the Outpublish Program (100% net profits): Other Stores = Rs. 20

    Rs.20/- would be your earnings per book when sold via, Flipkart and all other eCommerce sites and retail stores.

    Profits earned from India Online Distribution (Notion Press Online Store):

    Notion Press charges a 20% distribution fee on all online store orders to account for Payment Processing and Order Fulfilment Charges.

    Profits are calculated as Rs.100 - (20 + 30) = Rs.50

    Author Earnings if you have chosen the India/International Distribution (80% net profits):

    Notion Press Online Store= Rs.40

    Other Stores (Amazon, Flipkart)= Rs.16

  • Profits from print book sales in India: All print books sold via Indian eCommerce sites are reported on your Author Dashboard as soon as orders are confirmed and determined for each month. Your earnings for each month is paid out within 40 days from the end of the month the sales are reported in.

    For example, all sales for the month of January are paid to you by the 10th of March.

    Profits from International print book sales: Print copies of your book are sold via various international eCommerce sites and are updated on your author dashboard every 90 days after accounting for any returns and taxes levied on the book in each geography where your book sells. Your earnings for each month are paid to you in the subsequent month.

    For example, all international sales in the month of January are updated on your dashboard in the month of April and the profits from January are paid to you on the 10th of May.

    Profits from eBook sales: eBooks are sold across the world by multiple retailers. eBook sales across various retailers and geographies are reconciled and updated on your dashboard every 90 days. Your earnings for each month are paid to you in the subsequent month.

    For example, all eBook sales in the month of January are updated on your dashboard in the month of April and the profits from January are paid to you on the 10th of May.

  • We're doing our best to make publishing as easy as possible. If there's anything else you'd like to know, please get in touch with us by emailing us at

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