Republications of Over 100 Classic Books

Earn royalties from Amazon sales for republications of over 100 classic literary works, including War of the Worlds, Little Women, Alice in Wonderland, and more.

$72,500

closing price

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Top Bid: Ron B

Historic royalty income is no indication of future royalty income. Future royalty income is dependent upon future sales and licensing revenue generated by the sound recordings or compositions associated with this listing.

Starting Price: $35,000
Bidding Increment: $2,500
Closing Price: $72,500
End Date: Sep 15, 2016, 3:00 PM MDT
Investment Term: Life of author + 70 years
Past 4 Quarters' Royalties: $19,386.55
First Payment: October 2016
Royalty Type: Book Sales

Description

This auction is for 100% of the copyrights and royalty income for more than 100 republications of classic literary works as well as popular republications of the U.S. Constitution. Every time one of these titles is purchased on Amazon, you'll earn royalties.

The seller has created high-quality versions of nearly 150 classic books, including War of the Worlds, Little Women, Alice in Wonderland, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, and more. These works have entered the public domain and are free to use, and the seller's republished paperback versions have proven to be popular sellers on the Amazon marketplace.

This asset has generated $19,386.55 in the past 12 months of statements. Royalties for this asset are paid monthly, and the winner of this auction will receive their first payment in October 2016.

What is being sold?

100% ownership of the seller’s CreateSpace account, including 100% of the copyrights and royalty income for republications of more than 100 classic literary works (see the full catalog list in the “Financials” tab).

How does this asset make money?

The winner of this auction will own and control the CreateSpace account for all of the titles in the catalog. The paperback books are listed for sale on the Amazon marketplace and orders are fulfilled by CreateSpace via its print-on-demand service, so no maintenance is required by the account owner. Every time one of these republications is purchased on Amazon, CreateSpace fulfills the order and you receive royalties.

What is interesting about this asset?

The seller has already done the work to edit and list these classic books for sale on the Amazon marketplace, and now earns passive income every time one of these versions is sold. Many of these republications are among the top-selling versions of the book on Amazon, and appear at the top of search lists for these classic titles. Amazon sells the books and CreateSpace prints and ships them, so the winning bidder can sit back and watch the royalties arrive every month.

The seller's republications of the U.S. Constitution are two of the most popular versions sold on Amazon. Combined, they sold more than 8,000 copies in August 2016 alone, resulting in $7,102.83 of royalties for the month. While the catalog's highest earner is the Constitution, it also includes seven other titles that have each earned more than $1,000 in the last three years. One of those is H.G. Wells' classic, War of the Worlds, and this catalog's version is the top search hit in the Amazon UK marketplace.

Please note, the financial data shows $7,032.44 (unadjusted for currencies) in earned but unpaid royalties for August, 2016. The seller will retain the rights to these payments. After the seller receives the payments, the CreateSpace account will be transferred to the winner of the auction, who will receive their first payment in October 2016, which covers earnings for September 2016.

What rights are included?

  • Ownership of the seller's CreateSpace account, which includes the ability to modify book prices, descriptions, and distribution channels.
  • 100% of the copyright in the republished versions of the books
  • 100% of the royalties earned from the catalog's Amazon book sales

about the royalty distributor

CreateSpace, part of the Amazon group of companies, offers services that allow creators to sell books, CDs, and DVDs for a fraction of the cost of traditional manufacturing, while giving creators more control over their materials. CreateSpace makes it simple to distribute books, music, and video through Internet retail outlets and other bookstores, retailers, libraries, and academic institutions.

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