Payment Rates - legal forms & templates

Every time an item is sold on the Marketplace has a percentage of the sale price going to the author. The amount is determined by whether the author is selling the item only on the  Marketplace and by how many sales they have had in the past.



Selling Exclusively: 65% – 80%

As an Author on the Marketplace you are eligible to receive between 65% and 80% of every sale should you choose to sell only items that are not sold elsewhere. Being an exclusive author simply means that any items you sell on the Marketplace are unique to our libraries.

You are entitled to sell other items elsewhere, but not the same ones. This helps keep the marketplaces healthy and unique, and ensures buyers aren’t just browsing through items they could get anywhere.

New authors begin at the 65% level and as sales volume adds up, so does the commission percentage. That means the more you sell, the more you earn!

You can see a breakdown of how the percentages change with sales volume in the table below.


Official Payment Rates

Percentage                       Sales Volume
65% $0
70% $500
75% $3,000
80% $7,000



Selling Non-Exclusively: 25%

If you are choosing to sell the same content as you are selling on another marketplace or on your own site then you fall into the non-exclusive group. Non-exclusive authors receive 25% of each sale they make on the Marketplace.