One In­dus­try, Many Rev­enue Mod­els

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Lean­pub Reedsy

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.

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