Comic Author Royalties

85%. The Comic Industry’s Highest Royalty.

ROYALTIES

The End of Self Publishing For Adult Comics

Botcomics has made self-publishing adult comics obsolete with an outsized 85% author royalty. For just 15% of your comic’s online sales, Botcomics offers an unprecedented suite of services to authors who choose to exclusively publish their comics digitally with Botcomics.

BOTCOMICS VERSUS THIRD-PARTY PUBLISHING PLATFORMS

Botcomics Publishing Self Publishing
Botcomics.com Sales ✅ 85% of sales ☑️ 30% of sales
Third Party Sales (Amazon, Comixology, etc.) ☑️ 85% of sales ✅ 100% of sales
Editor ✅ Included ❌ Your Expense
ISBN Number ✅ Included ❌ Your Expense
Extensive Marketing Campaign ✅ Included ❌ Your Expense
Sales on Botcomics.com ✅ Included ❌ Your Expense
Sales on Affiliate Sites ✅ Included ❌ Your Expense
Submission to Amazon ✅ Included ❌ Your Expense
Submission to Comixology ✅ Included ❌ Your Expense
Submission to Books in Print ® ✅ Included ❌ Your Expense
Registration With The U.S. Copyright Office ✅ Included ❌ Your Expense
Copyright Enforcement ✅ Included ❌ Your Expense

Author Royalties FAQ

  • We acquire exclusive digital publishing rights only. We do not require you to cede print rights, movie or TV rights, rights to derivative works, rights to your original characters, etc.
  • You are free to publish follow-up runs to your comics with us or with any other publisher. We don’t require a right of first refusal, sequel rights, or any other draconian clauses that lock authors into long-term relationships with a specific publisher. You can maintain your relationship with us for as long as it suits you.
  • When you publish your comic with Botcomics, you are only ceding electronic publishing rights for one specific comic run that you publish with us and in return you get an 85% royalty, the highest in the industry.
  • Yes, we offer a self publisher program, where we sell your content on our webstore. However, since we are not the publisher of record we won’t be able to submit your comic to third party marketplaces, register your ISBN number, enforce your copyright, or any of the other services we normally provide free of charge to the authors we publish.
  • It almost always makes sense to choose Botcomics as your publisher of record. Botcomics’ 85% split is a gross split based on the actual comic’s sales price. We don’t deduct credit card fees, platform fees, e-book delivery fees, or any other hidden fees.
  • Even though Botcomics is your publisher, you can continue to market your comic. We encourage you to help us market your comics and to refer your fans to Botcomics.com, Amazon, Comixolgy or our other sales channels to buy your work.
  • For Patreon authors with an existing fan base, we offer you the possibility to upgrade your patrons to a Botcomics membership, expanding their access to 1200+ additional comic chapters for a 50/50 recurring revenue split.
  • This depends on the rights you’ve sold to the other publisher. If you have only sold print rights and retained your digital rights, we can work with you.
  • If you’ve only sold on self publishing platforms that do not require an exclusive contract, we can probably work with you going forward. It will depend on the contract you’ve signed. Send us a copy of what you’ve signed and our lawyers will have a look.
  • If you have already sold your digital rights we probably cannot work with you directly, but we may be able to work with your punisher to make your comic available on our store. Ask them to get in touch with us.
  • We make payments on a monthly basis for all authors who have accumulated earnings for more than $25. If your earnings are less than $25 for the month, your payout will rollover to the next month and your will be processed as soon as your author balance exceeds $25.
  • The paysystem we use is based on your monthly earnings:
    • Monthly earnings between $25-2500 are paid exclusively via PayPal.
    • Monthly earnings between $2501-5000 are paid exclusively via ACH / IBAN.
    • Monthly earnings above $5001 are paid exclusively via wire transfer.
  • Botcomics does not charge any fees on the payments we make to authors. However, you will be charged a fee by PayPal or by your bank to receive our payment and we do not reimburse your fees.
  • We do not offer payments in crypto or any alternative payment system that is not mentioned above. No exceptions are made to this policy.