Frequently Asked Questions

Price and Royalty Calculator

Price and Royalty Calculator is a tool to help you

  • Estimate the price at which you can buy your book.
  • Estimate the minimum MRP at which you book can be sold.
  • Estimate the royalty or author earning you receive at different MRPs.

Make sure your book is formatted and you know the page size, number of pages as well as other production details of your book.

Go to "For Yourself" tab on Price and Royalty Calculator. Fill in the production details and click "Calculate".

A table will appear on the right side of the form, which will show the author price at various order quantities.

Please note the following:

  • The price does not include shipping charges. Shipping charges depend on the weight and the destination and are automatically calculated during the checkout.
  • For bulk orders, free shipping within India might be available. We will let you know when you contact us for bulk order.
  • The bulk discounts are not automatically applied during the checkout. Please contact us if you want to order in bulk.
Minimum MRP (Min MRP) is the minimum price you can set for your book. It depends on the physical specifications of your book (number of pages, page size, color scheme etc.) and the distribution plan you are on. At minimum MRP you may not get any royalty depending on the distribution plan and channels. You can set your book's actual MRP to be anything equal to or above minimum MRP. You cannot sell your book below this price.

Make sure your book is formatted and you know the page size, number of pages as well as other production details of your book.

Go to "For Distribution" tab on Price and Royalty Calculator. Fill in the production details and click "Calculate".

A table will appear on the right side of the form. Note the following in the table

  • A field for Chosen MRP.
  • A table with following columns
    • Distribution Plan: This field is important because your minimum MRP and royalty depend on the distribution plan your book is in. If you do not for Extended Online Distribution, "None" option is applicable to you. In this case the book sells only through Pothi.com's store and not through any other distribution partners.
    • Min MRP: This is the minimum price you can set for your book. It depends on the physical specifications of the book and the distribution plan you have chosen.
    • Chosen MRP: This shows the MRP you have chosen in the field at the top of the table. The royalty you earn depends on the MRP you choose, the physical specifications of your book and the distribution plan you are on.
    • Royalty from Pothi.com Sales: When your book is sold on Pothi.com's online store, this is the royalty you earn on your book.
    • Royalty from Distribution Sales: When your book sold on other stores like Flipkart or Amazon.in, then this is the royalty you earn on your book. If you do not opt for Extended Online Distribution, then this field is not applicable.

When you click "Calculate", an MRP above the minimum MRP across all distribution plans is automatically filled in the "Chosen MRP" field. You can choose it to the MRP of your choices and check the royalty columns to see the royalty you will earn in different distribution plans. You can choose an MRP depending on the distribution plan you intend to opt for and the royalty you would want to earn.

Go to this FAQ on using Price and Royalty Calculator to decide the MRP of your book. It explains how the calculator will show the royalty at different MRPs and distribution plans for your book.
No. we need the specifications of the book in terms of final page size and number of pages to estimate the price. Once you have those, you can estimate it yourself with Price and Royalty Calculator.