Any book produced by AKAKIA, whether printed or e-book, can be put up for sale at AKAKIA's online book selling platform, www.akakia.net
From there, anyone can buy it, paying the book value plus shipping (to be listed in the ordering process).
Payment will be by PAYPAL or credit card (we use high security e-commerce services).
For printed books and only for Greece, there is the option of paying by cash at delivery.
In Greece the delivery of books is by courier. (And those books that were paid by PAYPAL or credit card, and for those that follow the cash-at-delivery process).
If you choose to place your printed book on AKAKIA online bookshop platform, the cost for the account management service, is £50 per year per author, which is paid in advance.
ΝΟΤΕ: If the author has also chosen his e-book to be sold also at the AKAKIA Online Bookstore, the cost of £50 will cover both cases. These are the costs of managing each author's account, accounting, and earnings performance.
BOOK SALE PRICE / PROFIT FROM SALES
As we mentioned from the beginning, the author is the exclusive copyright holder of his book and receives 100% of his net earnings!
The following should be taken into account when determining the selling price of the book:
After deducting the book production value and some small bank charges (the shipping cost is paid by the buyer), the rest of the money go to the author.
The price decision is taken by the author, taking into account that a minimum value is required to cover the various production and marketing costs.
In this process, AKAKIA's experienced partners can give you their opinion.
The sales process through AKAKIA Online Bookstore is completely transparent, and if the author so wishes, he can receive an automated e-mail informing him each time a book is sold.
EXAMPLE OF CALCULATION OF PROFITS OF SALES THROUGH AKAKIA
For a book with the following specifications:
90g uncoated paper,
black and white interior,
300g cover, multicolor on one side, laminated gloss or matte and
Final retail price, assuming that £13 is selected.
The book has a production cost of £2.4
Banking costs are around £1,5
Storage and handling £1
Therefore the author in this example will earn £8,1 per sold book.
If you choose to have your printed book sold through AKAKIA Online Bookstore, you will need to give us 5 books in stock (taking 5 books less than the original order for you).
At the end of our co-operation, these books will be delivered to you, because they will already be paid by you on your original order.
We note that AKAKIA will always have a minimum of 5 books in stock in Athens, which will be constantly updated to cover the current orders of Greece.
Only for purchases from Greece
Whenever the book is ordered on AKAKIA's online book sale platform and the buyer is in Greece, the courier we work with, packs the book from the existing stock we ship to and delivers it to the buyer within 2-3 days in Athens and 3 -4 in the province.
Shipping costs are €3,5 for Athens and €5 for the provinces and is paid by the buyer.
SALE OF E-BOOKS THROUGH THE AKAKIA ELECTRONIC BOOKSHOP
In case of placing the e-book on AKAKIA's online book selling platform, for the account management service, the cost is £50 per year per author* which is paid in advance.
ATTENTION: If the author has already opted for his printed book to be sold at the AKAKIA Online Bookstore, the cost of £50 covers both cases.
These are the costs of managing each author's account, accounting, earnings performance and payments.
The percentage that AKAKIA retains from selling the e-book through AKAKIA's online book selling platform, after deducting the cost of bank charges, is 30% of the book's selling price and the author receives 70% of the net profits.
INDICATIVE PROFIT CALCULATION OF E-BOKS SALES THROUGH AKAKIA
In an e-book selected as a sale price of £6, we will have:
£1.5 bank charges.
£1.8 rate % withheld for the distribution
A total of £3,3
The author in this case will receive a profit of £2,7per e-book.