What fees does Ream charge authors?


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To make Ream as accessible to as many authors as possible, Ream is free to use and get started on for authors. No upfront cost for anything.

Ream takes a 10% fee from all revenue authors generate on the platform. 

All features are available for all of our authors, and we only make money when you do.

Thus, if a reader pays an author $10 on Ream, the platform will take a $1 fee from that transaction to cover our operating costs and reinvest into making Ream a better place for all readers and authors.

In addition to the 10% Ream platform fee, there is an additional payment processing fee charged by credit card companies and issuing banks. This charge varies but is typically 2.9% + $0.30. This charge is standard across all platforms and any place online that accepts debit card, credit card, and other means of virtual payment.

For a full breakdown of payment processing fees check out our guides for authors using Ream Managed and our guide for authors using our Direct to Reader integration.

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