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Exclusive or non-exclusive and how to change status

Jeff Montgomery -

Exclusive vs. non-exclusive status refers to whether we are the exclusive reseller of your digital titles. For this purpose, "digital" means any title that is sold in a non-analog format. Beyond PDF files, this designation includes, but is not limited to products designed for use on specific e-reader devices, such as MOBI or EPUB files; maps or other assets meant for use on digital VTT platforms; STL or OBJ files meant for 3D printing applications; or any other type of digital file or asset. 

You may be exclusive with us and sell digital titles on your own website as well (although we expect fair treatment on pricing across sites: see our Conduct Guidelines for more information). 

You may be exclusive and still sell your printed titles anywhere.

Changing Status

If you have chosen exclusive status with us, you can change over to being a non-exclusive publisher. However, we require six months' notice to make the change. Once you notify us of your wish to change status, we will do so after six calendar months have passed, at which time we will terminate our right to sell the titles you’ve uploaded to us exclusively and adjust your royalty earnings as appropriate.

Status changes are a manual process, please contact to make a request.


   Exclusive  Non-Exclusive 
Earnings on digital sales  70% of customer price you set  65% of customer price you set 
Digital sales channels  OneBookShelf Sites + Publisher’s Own Site Sold anywhere 
Earnings on printed sales  70% of print margin*  65% of print margin* 
Printed sales channels  Sold anywhere  Sold anywhere 
Enhanced title rotation  Yes  No 

Bonus on-site promotion / Deal of the Day Priority



* See this article for more information on earnings on print sales.


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