Is the Author Fee automatically decided?

Hello, I’m curious about Author Fee.

Is it correct that Author Fee is automatically set according to whether I sell exclusively to Envato and the total amount I earn from selling items?

The reason why I am asking you this is because I don’t understand exactly what Envato says about Author Fee. (

I recently registered item A.

The price of item A is set at 5 dollars, and one of them is Buyer Fee.
Of the remaining 4 dollars, 37.5% of 4 dollars, or 1.5 dollars, was paid as an Author fee.

Does this Author fee automatically set considering this total sales amount of $5.00? Or can I decide?

If item A is sold by $3,750, will my Author fee be reduced to 36.25%?

I look forward to hearing from you. Thank you.

I am suggesting not to do that anymore because your account may be locked.

Thank you for your reply. Thank you for your comment. I’ll be careful.

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Author Fees are automatically set based on two things.

  • If you’re exclusive or non-exclusive.
  • Your total value of sales.

If you are non-exclusive then your Author Fee is always 55% of the item price.

If you are exclusive then your Author Fee starts at 37.50%. However, the more items you sell, the less your Author Fee will be. So lets say you have a total value of $75,000+ sold from all your items, now each sale only has an Author Fee of 12.50%.