One Industry, Many Revenue Models
Publishing marketplace ● Takes a 20 percent commission on deals between authors and publishing professionals who connect on the site.
Pronoun Sparkpoint Studio
Online publisher and PR agency ● Charges authors $4,900 for editing, design, and formatting services. Also takes 40 percent of net print-book sales and 20 percent of net e-book sales, plus a distribution fee.
Digital-publishing platform and e-store ● Takes 10 percent plus 50¢ on e-book sales through its store.
Digital-publishing platform ● Negotiates revenuesharing agreements with authors in exchange for editing and marketing services.