Author Account FAQs

Creating a Readio Author Account

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IMPORTANT: You are to ONLY upload works for which you have publishing rights to at the time of upload.

Author/Publisher information

Be sure to enter either your legal first and last name (not pen name) or the name of your publishing company. Include the email address you will use for all Readio related account set up and correspondence.

Note: Again, don't enter your pen name here. This matters because we issue your payments and tax forms under the legal name assigned to either your social security number or company's EIN. If you use a pen name, enter it ONLY when you’re setting up your book details.

US Authors or Publishers ONLY get started here.

Non-US Authors or Non-US Publishers ONLY get started here.

When setting up your account, you'll need to provide personal information for tax purposes and so that you can receive royalty payments. Royalties are paid through direct deposit to your bank account. You can set up either by using your bank account or debit card number.

Direct deposit, also known as electronic funds transfer (EFT), is the fastest, most secure and environmentally friendly way to receive your royalty payments. Royalties will be paid in full approximately 60 days after the end of every month for all your sales, once total royalties earned are at least $10.00. If your royalty earnings fall below $10.00, we will keep a running total and issue payment once the amount exceeds the minimum threshold. You will receive the royalties in your local currency.

Learn more about getting paid.

Required information

When you register for an author/publisher account with Readio, you will need to provide information to verify your tax status under U.S. law. Don't worry, the process is simple. Upon validation of your identity, you will receive an email with login credentials to our Readio Author Portal (RAP).

At the moment, Readio is only open to authors/publishers who have legal approval to earn income from a US Company. We are looking to opening up Readio to other countries soon.

Annual tax form issuance

  • U.S. Author or Publisher - Form 1099-MISC issued on or before January 31st to those who received $600.00 or more in royalties for the prior calendar year.
  • Non-U.S. Author or Publisher - Form 1042-S issued on or before March 15th to those who received $0.49 or more in the prior calendar year.

  • Once your account sign up information has been verified, you will be sent an email with your login credentials to the author back office site (RAP). Included in the email will the link to our RAP Webpage that provides further useful information on how set up your files for selling on the app.

    Readio App requires your ebooks to be formatted as EPUB.

    • For Windows computers, add the following Chrome Extension, EPUBREADER, to open and view an EPUB file.
    • For Mac computers, double-click the file to open the EPUB on Mac computer.
    • Convert your document into an EPUB file. You can use this free online file converter do so

    • For your book cover images, size them to be 180 x 240 pixels (width x height) in either png, jpeg, or jpg format.