The admission of competition works is finished, the winners will be announced on 8th of January the 2019 year.
Приём конкурсных работ окончен. Победители будут оглашены 8 января 2019 года.

Fees & Royalties

Free publishing

Submitting books/screenplays, as well as uploading ready-to-view visualized stories is free of charge. There are no fixed or recurring fees. We only earn when you earn using the revenue share model. Publishing free stories is completely free (no hosting fee).

Products Produced Outside the Platform

Revenue-share structure for Products that are ready for distribution and produced outside the Platform depends on the selected distribution model.

As the right holder of distribution rights for pre-produced content, you can choose from two distribution models:

Exclusive
85%
85%
15%
revenue share model exclusive

If you choose the exclusive distribution option, you get more royalties, but the story must be removed from other sources. Within other sources, only fragments selected as screenshots can be published.

Non-Exclusive
70%
70%
30%
revenue share model non-exclusive

If you choose the non-exclusive distribution option, your story can be distributed through any channel.

Products Produced via the Platform

Revenue-share structure for Products, for production of which a script or a book was purchased through the Platform, depends on the compensation model (fixed award or royalty-based) selected by the Literary Rights Holder of the script/book, and the distribution model (exclusive or non-exclusive) selected by the rights holder of the final uploaded Product (Content Producers, Investor, Literary Rights Holder).

Depending on the role or their contribution, you will be able to earn the following sales revenue:

For Exclusive Distribution

The Literary Rights Holder or Screenwriter has selected the fixed award compensation model:
Investor Content Producer Literary Rights Holder,
Screenwriter
CINE-BOOKS
You are the Investor who provides funding 85% fixed award* fixed award* 15%
You are the Content Producer who invests in the production 85% fixed award** 15%
You are the Literary Rights Holder or Screenwriter who orders custom production fixed award*** 85% 15%

* fixed award is paid by the Investor

** fixed award is paid by the Content Producer who is also an Investor

*** fixed award is paid by the Literary Rights Holder or Screenwriter who is also an Investor

The Literary Rights Holder or Screenwriter has selected the royalty-based compensation model:
Investor Content Producer Literary Rights Holder,
Screenwriter
CINE-BOOKS
You are the Investor who provides funding 70% fixed award* 15% 15%
You are the Content Producer who invests in the production 70% 15% 15%
You are the Literary Rights Holder or Screenwriter who orders custom production fixed award** 85% 15%

* fixed award is paid by the Investor

** fixed award is paid by the Literary Rights Holder or Screenwriter who is also an Investor

For Non-Exclusive Distribution

The Literary Rights Holder or Screenwriter has selected the fixed award compensation model:
Investor Content Producer Literary Rights Holder,
Screenwriter
CINE-BOOKS
You are the Investor who provides funding 70% fixed award* fixed award* 30%
You are the Content Producer who invests in the production 70% fixed award** 30%
You are the Literary Rights Holder or Screenwriter who orders custom production fixed award*** 70% 30%

* fixed award is paid by the Investor

** fixed award is paid by the Content Producer who is also an Investor

*** fixed award is paid by the Literary Rights Holder or Screenwriter who is also an Investor

The Literary Rights Holder or Screenwriter has selected the royalty-based compensation model:
Investor Content Producer Literary Rights Holder,
Screenwriter
CINE-BOOKS
You are the Investor who provides funding 55% fixed award* 15% 30%
You are the Content Producer who invests in the production 55% 15% 30%
You are the Literary Rights Holder or Screenwriter who orders custom production fixed award** 70% 30%

* fixed award is paid by the Investor

** fixed award is paid by the Literary Rights Holder or Screenwriter who is also an Investor

Premium Subscription Structure

The CINE-BOOKS Premium Subscription includes products in different product categories. Each product category has its own share of the subscription cost within the total cost of the Premium Subscription and its own principle of royalties calculation within the category.

Current Premium Subscription cost - $14.99*

It includes:

  • 1 Cine-Books
  • 5 Cine-Stories
  • 10 Audiobooks read by Robo
  • 2 Films
Product Category Share of the Product category price from the total price of the Premium Subscription (in USD)* Share of this Product category price from the total price of the Premium Subscription (in %) Number of credits in the Product category in the Premium Subscription Nominal value of credits for each Product category
Cine-Books $7 46.7% 1 $7
Cine-Stories $2 13.3% 5 $0.4
Audiobooks read by Robo $0 0.0% 10 $0
Films $5.99 40.0% 2 $3

* These numbers are relevant for the CINE-BOOKS Premium Subscription that distributes Products through the CINE-BOOKS’s own distribution channels (like website, mobile apps). When the Products are distributed through other third-party channels, while working with other sub-distributors of content, the Platform may negotiate and set prices that may differ from those that are indicated here.

In this case, the royalties of rights holders are carried out according to the model specified here, considering the sale price stipulated by the sub-distributor.

For more info - see the Distribution Agreement.

Royalty Calculation for Different Distribution Options

Depending on how and where your story is distributed on the Platform, as well as which model of content distribution on the platform is selected, the revenue from distribution is considered in different ways.

Business model Description Royalties
TVOD
Digital Purchase for dollars

(in *Personal and **Premium channels)
Purchase a license to access digital copies of a Product for electronic delivery and repeated viewing over an indefinite period of time. You will receive a certain percentage of the net revenue from sales of Products accessed via Digital Purchase for dollars, according to the revenue-share structure.
TVOD
Digital Purchase for credits

(in Premium channels)
Purchase a license using internal currency (“credits”) to access digital copies of a Product for electronic delivery and repeated viewing over an indefinite period of time. You will receive a certain percentage of the net revenue from sales of Products accessed via Digital Purchase for credits, according to the revenue-share structure.

Namely, you will receive a percentage of the net Product price in credits - Platform’s internal currency.

The nominal value of credits for each Product category is variable and is calculated automatically from the share of this Product category price within the total price of the Premium Subscription, and depends on the number of credits in this Product category in the Premium Subscription.

The nominal value of credits for each Product category and other parameters you can see in the Premium Subscription Structure.
SVOD
Personal channel Subscription

(in Personal channels)
Access Products via one or more subscription offerings, where a fee is required to be paid for such access (other than in the case of a free trial), for repeated private viewing by subscribers during the Term, which may be through a subscription offering of your content as compiled by you or us, which may not include content from other content producers. The total net channel subscription revenue per a certain period will be divided among all channel’s Products viewed during said period, in the proportion to the number of minutes viewed (pay-per-minutes viewed model) or the number of views (pay-per-views model — unique streams) for each Product, to the total minutes viewed/total number of views for this period, and will constitute the Product’s net revenue.

For Products available for Personal channel Subscription access, you will receive a certain percentage of each Product’s net revenue, according to the revenue-share structure.

  • Unique streams - total count of unique streaming sessions for more than 10 seconds - i.e. total count of customer Play button clicks and playback during 10 sec.

  • Minutes viewed - means the number of minutes of a Product that is viewed by a customer that is authorized by CINE-BOOKS to view a Product on a paid basis on the Service; Hours Viewed will not include (and the CINE-BOOKS will not be obligated to pay for) (i) more than 10 (ten) streams of the same Product by the same Account in a given month or (ii) streams that CINE-BOOKS determines, in its sole discretion, are not actual customer views (e.g., imitating legitimate views or click fraud, etc.).

Each Product type within the respective Product category will have its own coefficient by which the price of minutes viewed will be recalculated - see below:

Cine-Books - 1.00

Cine-Stories - 1.00

Audiobooks read by Robo - 0.20

Films - 1.00

SVOD Premium channel Subscription (Premium channels) Access to Products via one or more subscription offerings, where a fee is required to be paid for such access (other than in the case of a free trial), for repeated private viewing by subscribers during the subscription term, which may be through the subscription offering known as CINE-BOOKS Premium Subscription or any successor thereto. The total net revenue from the share of this Product category price within the total price of the Premium Subscription per a certain period will be divided among all Products viewed during said period, in the proportion to the number of minutes viewed (pay-per-minutes viewed model) or to the number of views (pay-per-views model — unique streams) for each Product, to the total minutes viewed/total number of views for this period, and will constitute the Product’s net revenue.

For Products available for Premium Subscription access, you will receive a certain percentage of each Product’s net revenue according to the revenue-share structure.
Free Access streaming or downloading or any other form of access permanently or temporarily viewable Products without any required fee. Content is distributed completely free of charge. No income is accrued to anyone.

* Personal channels include Products owned by and promoted by the one Content Producer, who owns the channel.

** Premium channels include Products owned by different Content Producers and promoted within the CINE-BOOKS Premium Subscription on the Platform.

All payments to the members are calculated from the Net Receipts after all translational costs.

Net Receipts shall be comprised of Gross Receipts less Transaction Costs.

Gross Receipts shall be comprised of amounts actually collected and paid to the Platform from end user sales price.

Transaction Costs means all costs associated with Gross Receipts, including but not limited to:

  • credit card, mobile carrier billing and other transactional fees;
  • fees payable to Platform Distribution Partners; and
  • applicable taxes, including cross-border fees.

Payments are calculated at the withdrawal request for those contributors who meet their minimum payout amount. The minimum payout amount is $100.

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