Book Publishing Revenue Calculator | Publish Your Purpose

Book Publishing
Revenue Calculator


Your book is an investment: let’s talk about the ways you’ll make a return on your investment and help you calculate some potential impacts on your revenue stream when you’re a published author.

Book Publishing
Revenue Calculator


Your book is an investment: let’s talk about the ways you’ll make a return on your investment and help you calculate some potential impacts on your revenue stream when you’re a published author.

We’ve helped 200+ authors, published 100+ books (70% best-selling books!), and guided 800+ authors in workshops and seminars. These authors have seen astronomical increases in client sales and speaking engagement fees.

How You’ll Make a Return on Your Book Publishing Investment

  1. You will sell books
  2. New clients and people will find and hire you
  3. You will get press and media opportunities that drive sales
  4. You will get paid higher speaking and consulting rates

Book Publishing Revenue Calculator

Here’s a little lesson in publishing finances: revenue is the total amount of income generated
by your book sales and services. Use the calculator below to estimate how much you’ll make in a year after
your publishing investment. All monetary values are in USD.

 

Client Sales

Do you already have a business? If yes, what is the average amount your client pays you for your work? If not, use an estimated price point for planning purposes. Client sales typically double when you are a professionally-published author, which is the estimation reflected below.

Speaking Sales

Are you paid to speak publicly? If yes, use your current rates. If not, research and use the average speaker rates for someone in your industry. Clients usually experience a doubling their speaking rate and their engagements—we used this to estimate your speaking sales below. (If you are new to speaking, we advise clients to charge at least $5,000 USD per speaking engagement as published authors.)

Estimated Book Publishing Revenue

The autofilled monetary values below are estimated based on Publish Your Purpose’s industry experience. Please see “How We Estimate Book Publishing Revenue” below for details.

Your Potential Book Publishing Revenue

The book publishing expense is based on the standard Publish Your Purpose publishing investment of $20,000 USD. The numbers for the revenue increase and book sales are for one year only.


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How We Estimate Book Publishing Costs and Revenue

These calculations are based on the following estimations of publishing costs and book sales: retail price of $19.95 USD, sized 5.5” x 8.5”, and 160-page paperback, black and white interior, with a full-color cover. Based on our experience at Publish Your Purpose, books at in-person events are sold for $20 USD, and the average printing cost per book at $7.05 USD—with a net profit of $12.95 USD per book.

As an example, without factoring in an increase in client and speaking revenue, if you invested $20,000 in publishing your book, you would need about 1,544 in-person sales to recoup your costs. With the right strategy and bulk sales at conferences, this is an accessible sales target!

*This amount is based on the average-sized non-fiction book (approximately 33,000 words). The print cost and retail price may vary based on word count.
**This amount does not factor in sales tax, credit card transaction fees, or other personnel time.

Ready to invest in publishing your book? Find a breakdown of publishing costs in our Book Cost Blueprint.

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Publish Your Book With Publish Your Purpose

200+


Authors
Supported

100+


Books
Published

70%


Best-Selling
Books Published

800+


Author Collaborations
Through Workshops,
Seminars, and More

 

We use our professional expertise in the publishing industry to transform your manuscript into a published book in under a year. You can get the quality and prestige of a traditional publisher with the creative freedom and high royalties of self-publishing.

Good to Know

Publish Your Purpose offers publishing packages that start at $20,000. You don’t need to navigate the
book publishing path alone: work with a skilled publisher to create and publish your dream book.

 

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