Save 35% immediately - YPDBooks is a commission free online bookshop
Many bookshops, particularly major bookshop chains, are reluctant to deal with small and independent publishers. They also expect huge discounts! The minimum discount required is 35%, with Amazon taking a whopping 60%!
YPD-books specialises in selling books directly from independent authors and small publishers. We display your book in our online bookshop, from where they can be ordered securely from anywhere in the world. You can also link the ‘buy buttons’ on your own website directly to our secure YPD shopping cart.
We take care of the postage, packaging, credit card fees, stock control, payment processing and sales reporting.
YPDBooks.com are commission and discount free, we pass on 100% of sales revenue.
You, the publisher, decides the cover price.
All orders are usually despatched within 24 business hours.
Your customers pay for all postage charges.
A publisher used Amazon for their order fulfilment. The selling price of the book being £10. A “buy now” linked from the publisher’s website to Amazon. Amazon handled the order fulfilment and required a minimum discount of 35%. The publisher’s sales revenue was a maximum of £6.50
If the publisher used the services of YPDbooks, the link from the publisher’s website would be to YPDbooks. The sales revenue would be £10. Taking into account YPD’s fee of £150 the publisher need to sell 43 copies to recover the fee. On all sales above this figure the publisher would receive £3.50 per book more than if they had continued with Amazon.
At the end of each month we send a Book Sales report, this details sales for the month, sales for the current financial year and sales from the start of the book being listed. The figures will be both units sold and value sales. It will also show the number of books YPD are holding.
Stock will be received on a consignment basis, the stock will remain the property of the publisher until sold.
YPDBooks.com will re-order consignment stock from the publisher when the stock level becomes low.
YPDBooks.com will not accept freight charges from publishers.
YPDBooks.com charge £150.00 + VAT for the initial six months.
This fee covers the uploading of the title onto YPDBooks.com, order processing, sales reporting, revenue payments, customer services to publisher and purchasers alike.
To renew thereafter, the charge is £150.00 + VAT annually.
There are generous discounts for publishers who want to place a number of titles on YPDbooks. Contact us with details of the number and range of titles and we will supply you with a quotation.
YPDBooks has some of the best Search Engine Optimisation on the internet. This means that your books will almost certainly get to page one of Google by title and author, which is great for marketing! Not only that, we also tweet the launch of every new title.
YPDBooks also sells eBooks! We sell ebooks in formats suitable for all eReaders. We also convert files to ebooks. Please contact us for more details.
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Simply send a copy of your book together with your details to:
64 Hallfield Road
We will send you a stock order and delivery instructions, together with an invoice for the first six month period.
Your YPDBooks.com product page will be created and you will be sent your unique url. You may wish to link this page to a buy now button on your own website or blog, or send out to a mailing list of interested parties.
If you would like further information or would like a quotation for multiple titles please contact us.