As a direct-to-consumer (D2C) distribution platform, Author Clearance makes it easy for you to distribute and sell your content (or product) directly to millions of consumers. Take back control over royalty earnings or profits from your work.



Here is how current distribution process works – content publisher or manufacturer signs on a distributor or wholesaler, who then signs on retailers like Amazon, Barnes & Noble etc. to stock and sale to consumers. The distributor/wholesaler takes 15-30% of sales price at source, and gives retailers about 40% discount. By the time manufacturer/publisher takes its cut from the 30% or so that came in, the author/creator is left with little or nothing in terms of royalty or profit – about 10% in best case scenario. Author Clearance is disrupting this distribution process, and giving authors and creatives more control over distribution of work or content. Author Clearance removes the “middleman” in the distribution process, and puts more money in your pocket.
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Buy at wholesale price from your manufacturer/publisher, then, sale and ship directly to consumers. We also negotiate wholesale price from major wholesalers such as Ingram, on your behalf. So, whether you self-published or not, you can resale your content directly on Author Clearance, and earn the same 20-40% discount that could have gone to retailers. Did we mention – if you select products for sale from Author Clearance catalog, you won’t even have to ship a thing? You earn double – first, a huge profit from your Author Clearance sales, and second, royalty income from your original publisher/distributor. We certainly think it is only fair for authors and creatives like you should earn more from their work.
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A powerful unique feature you will find only on Author Clearance is the opportunity to build a community and engagement AROUND your contents and products. It is easy to invite your friends to join your community, and create relevant, timely, and engaging updates and personalized customer service to those interested in you and what you have to share. Create a massive following. A following that translate directly to more sales and user loyalty. Create a group for different topics on which you are an expert, build credibility with your followers, and sell more content to them, over and over again. In fact, Author Clearance allows you to share your content on other social media platforms and help you bring in even more users interested in you or your content.
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Making money and selling on Author Clearance is easy...


Register and list your content, service, or product

  • Register your business for free and create a product catalog. This platform allows you to sell physical products, digital (downloadable) content, or even services such as editing, graphic design, marketing etc.
  • Don't have a ready product to sell? No problem. With a click, you can select from our own catalog of products and resale them, right in your Author Clearance Store.

Build community engagement around your product/content

  • Spread the word about your offerings. Build a community, social engagement, and lasting loyalty.
  • Share articles, updates, and bonus samples with your followers.

Take orders directly from your store

  • Receive orders from your Author Clearance store. And ship directly to your customers.
  • If you selected Author Clearance catalog, all you have to do is make the sale, and we do the shipping.

Get paid, and make even more sales

  • Highly automated platform with streamlined payment gateways like payPal, makes it easy for you to get paid on time.
  • You even have the option to choose when you want to cash your earnings and how often!


Affordable, transparent, and secure

It’s free to join and sell on Author Clearance. No upfront cots. No out-of-pocket cost. We only charge a small commission (currently about 10%) after you have made a sale, to continue to maintain the platform.
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We process payments with PayPal, an external payments platform that allows you to process transactions with a variety of payment methods. Funds from PayPal sales on Author Clearance will be deposited into your PayPal account.

Note that every payment gateway in the world, including PayPal, will charge payment/credit card processing fee, ranging from 2.99 to 5.00%. This credit card processing fee does not go to Author Clearance or to you as a vendor. All charges are typically in USD. So if your bank’s currency is not USD, the amount in your currency may vary based on changes in the exchange rate.


Here are some common questions about selling on Author Clearance

How much does it cost to sell on Author Clearance?

It’s absolutely free to join and sell on Author Clearance. There are no listing fees or monthly/annual fees. None. Nather. We only take a 10% commission after a sale has been made and product shipped by you.

The only fee you will see is for credit card/payment processing. Once an item sells, there is a 3.5% transaction fee on the sale price (not including shipping costs). If you accept payments with PayPal, there is also a payment processing fee based on their fee structure.

What do I need to do to create a shop?

t’s easy to set up a shop on Author Clearance. Create an Author Clearance account (if you don’t already have one), set your shop location and currency, choose a shop name, create a listing, set a payment method (how you want to be paid), and finally set a billing method (how you want to be paid).

How do I get paid?

If you accept payments with PayPal, funds from PayPal sales on Author Clearance will be deposited into your PayPal account. We encourage sellers to use a PayPal Business account and not a Personal account, as personal accounts are subject to monthly receiving limits and cannot accept payments from buyers that are funded by a credit card.

Do I need a credit or debit card to create a shop?

No, a credit or debit card is not required to create a shop. To be verified as a seller you have the choice to use either a credit card or to register via PayPal. You will not incur any charges until you have successfully processed an order.

What can I sell on Author Clearance?

Author Clearance provides a direct-to-consumer distribution platform for sale and distribution of books and other physical products, digital and downloadable content, and virtual services such as editing, marketing, graphics design etc. Author Clearance is a thriving community for authors, creatives, crafters, artists and collectors, among others, to sell their products/services. You can even resale our own products just with a click of a button. Get started now. It’s free too.

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